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January 8, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Issues Public Health Advisory in Response to Winter Storm Hazards

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today issued a Public Health Advisory in response to potential high-water hazards from the winter storms. Read full story


January 8, 2023 | Department of Health Services

El Condado de Sonoma emite un Aviso de Salud Publica en respuesta de los riesgos de la tormenta invernal

La Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma Dra. Sundari Mase emitió un aviso de salud publica hoy en respuesta a peligros potenciales causados por los altos niveles de agua de la tormenta invernal. Read full story


January 7, 2023 | Department of Emergency Management

Sonoma County opens Fort Ross community support center to serve residents impacted by storms

Sonoma County opened a community support center at Fort Ross today to serve residents who have been impacted by the winter storms. The center, which is staffed by county officials, is located at Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Coast Highway, in Jenner. Read full story


January 4, 2023 | Department of Emergency Management

Sonoma County opens Emergency Operations Center in response to storms and possible flooding; issues public safety advisory

Sonoma County Administrator Sheryl Bratton has issued an emergency proclamation authorizing activation of the county’s Emergency Operations Center today to monitor and respond as needed to three major storms expected through Wednesday, Jan. 11. Local emergency and weather officials are advising Sonoma County residents to avoid unnecessary travel and prepare for high winds, flash flooding, downed trees and the potential for power outages throughout the region, as well as the potential for landslides or debris flows in burn scar areas. Read full story


January 4, 2023 | Department of Emergency Management

Sonoma County issues evacuation warning for low-lying areas along the Russian River

Sonoma County emergency officials issued an evacuation warning today for residents of low-lying areas along the lower Russian River, urging people to prepare to leave in anticipation of the river reaching flood levels of 33 feet on Thursday night and 40 feet early Sunday morning. Read full story


January 3, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Maria Christina Rivera named as new County Administrator for County of Sonoma

Assistant County Administrator Maria Christina Rivera has been named County Administrator, succeeding Sheryl Bratton who will be stepping down at the end of the month, Sonoma County officials announced today. The appointment is scheduled to be confirmed by the Board of Supervisors at its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Read full story


December 28, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Dave Kiff named director of Sonoma County Homelessness Services Division

Dave Kiff, a veteran government official with more than 30 years of experience in state and local government, including most recently serving as Interim Executive Director of Sonoma County Community Development Commission, has been named director of the county’s new Homelessness Services Division within the Department of Health Services. Read full story


December 27, 2022 | Human Resources Department

Janell Crane named interim director of County of Sonoma’s Human Resources Department

Janell Crane, a seasoned personnel leader with nearly three decades of experience in human resources and risk management, has been named interim director of the County of Sonoma’s Human Resources Department. Read full story


December 22, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Roseland COVID-19 vaccination clinic reopens after temporary closure due to water damage

The Roseland Community Clinic in southwest Santa Rosa reopened today after a temporary closure due to water damage. The clinic was temporarily closed on Dec. 16 to repair water damage caused by the activation of a fire sprinkler system in an adjacent building. It reopened as an onsite outdoor clinic on Dec. 20 and resumed indoor operations today. Read full story


December 21, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Economic Development Board, Sonoma County Library seek public input on improving local broadband coverage map

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board and Sonoma County Library invite Sonoma County residents to help improve the accuracy of internet service data provided by the Federal Communications Commission. Read full story