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Weekly Roundup for May 12, 2023

Published: May 12, 2023

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

  • Latest career opportunities with County of Sonoma
  • Free youth songwriting event with Department of Health Services
  • Community mental health forum video now available
  • Other Sonoma County news of note

Interested in a career with Sonoma County?

Have you ever considered a career opportunity with the County of Sonoma?

As the region’s largest employer, the County of Sonoma offers a level of career diversity that is as expansive as the county itself. From nursing to engineering, information technology to land management and everything in-between, there are over 800 different opportunities.

Here are some new listings available this week:

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

Free youth songwriting event with Department of Health Services

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is collaborating with The Social Changery, a regional social change organization, to provide a fun, educational and free event with youth-focused workshops on songwriting, TikTok Creation and rapping.

Parent workshops will also be available to learn about the foundations of good mental health and its relationship to substance use and suicide prevention.

WHAT: The Social Changery

WHO: Youth ages 14-21 and their adult allies

WHEN: Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Saturday Afternoon Club at 430 10th Street in Santa Rosa

Join in to ask questions and engage with peers and instructors. This is a great opportunity to meet people from different parts of the county that you may not see at school or school functions.

Interested parties can register at:

Learn more about The Social Changery at:

ICYMI: Community mental health forum video now available

Sonoma County is experiencing a rise in substance use disorders, homelessness and a shortage of services to address an unprecedented mental health crisis.

In response, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and Department of Health Services recently convened a first-of-its-kind summit of behavioral health professionals from across the county for a listening session on the mental health care needs of the community.

The participants online and in person at the Finley Center in Santa Rosa heard panel discussions on substance use disorder and the opioid crisis, mental health and wellness needs, crisis services and suicide prevention, as well as workforce challenges and solutions.

To see a complete recording of the Community Forum on Mental Health, please visit:

Other Sonoma County news of note

County officials urge caution if planning to visit the river or coast on Mother’s Day weekend

Registrar of Voters announces public meetings on Election Administration Plan

Board approves update to Sonoma County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Board of Supervisors approves three-year contract with SEIU Local 1021, county’s largest union

County approves $7.14 million in grants for community development projects