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Weekly Roundup for August 4, 2023

Published: August 04, 2023

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:

  1. Sonoma County board, commission and task force opportunities
  2. 2023 Sonoma County Fair gets underway this week
  3. Are you interested in a career with local government?
  4. Other Sonoma County news of note

Sonoma County needs you! Serve your community today

This is a call to action to take part in how our beloved Sonoma County is governed. Please consider the many opportunities currently available to serve on a board, commission, committee or task force.

It’s a great way to learn about local services and make a difference in our community. Community members bring a broad range of ideas and expertise and are a critical component of the public decision-making of elected officials and governmental staff.

Want to be part of the solution? If so, apply today for one of the current openings, including:

For a full list of vacancies and information about the application process, please visit:

2023 Sonoma County Fair is underway

Thrilling rides, 4-H animal competitions, delicious food, horse racing and so much more — it’s all at the Sonoma County Fair. 

Fair promotions this year include:

  • Free entry for kids ages 12 and under on Thursdays, Aug. 3 and 10
  • $1 entry for seniors ages 60+ on Fridays, Aug. 4 and 11
  • Free entry if you dress up as Elvis on Friday, Aug. 11
  • $1 entry for those who bring at least three items to donate to the Redwood Empire Food bank (No glass please) on Monday, Aug. 7 until 6 p.m.

For more details on all the action and activities, please visit: 

Are you interested in a career with local government?

The County of Sonoma was recently named one of America’s 500 best mid-sized employers for the second consecutive year by Forbes magazine. It was the only government agency in California to make the magazine’s list.

Here are several of the listings this week:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Services Counselor I and II, Health Services
  • Human Services Administrative Assistant, Human Services
  • Legal Secretary I - Bilingual (English/Spanish), Public Defender’s Office
  • Park Aide – Extra-Help, Regional Parks
  • Racial Equity Accountability Analyst, Office of Equity

For more information, please call (707) 565-2331 or visit:

Santa Rosa Wildfire Resource Fair August 19

On Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Santa Rosa will host the Wildfire Ready Resource Fair at Finley Community Center at 2060 West College Ave. in Santa Rosa.

The 2023 Wildfire Resource Fair will focus on promoting wildfire preparedness information and building community resilience. The event features exhibitors including Sonoma County Department of Emergency, Sonoma County Animal Services, Cal Fire, Sonoma County Fire District and more.

Agencies will be onsite to provide valuable knowledge and resources to help individuals, families and the community stay safe and resilient in the face of wildfire.

Seminars include:

  • Prepare for Wildfire and Harden Your Home Now to Protect it from RED
  • Are You Ready for an Emergency, Santa Rosa
  • Ecological Land Practices and Fire Safe Landscaping

Learn more and RSVP today at:

Other Sonoma County news of note

Santa Rosa man sentenced to prison for providing fentanyl to Petaluma woman causing her death

Public input sought for Sonoma Valley’s Calabazas Creek Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Cleaner California Coast Initiative Launches in Marin, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties

Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, Master Gardeners to present educational display at Sonoma County Fair

Sonoma County approves Open Access Broadband Network to ensure accessibility, affordability for unserved residents

Former state public health director named Sonoma County interim health officer

Sonoma County ranked fifth in national Digital Counties Survey

Sonoma County Human Services Department working to shorten wait times for people seeking aid