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News: 11/15/2018

Gorin seeks residents for committee spots

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin invites community members to apply for positions on local policy-making bodies. Applications and a list of all boards, commissions, and committees to which the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appoints members is available online at The vacancy list on the site shows available opportunities for involvement. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 29.

In the First District, Gorin is calling for applicants for the following commissions:

Commission on Human Rights: One vacancy. Working with the residents of the Sonoma County community, the Commission on Human Rights represents needs, issues, and concerns in areas that affect human rights. The CHR works to bring attention to the issues faced by marginalized or disadvantaged members of the communities to those in elected office.

Commission on the Status of Women: One vacancy. In partnership with the community of women of Sonoma County, the Commission on the Status of Women, represents the needs, issues, and concerns to our local government officials to ensure that women's issues are in the forefront when considering policy and actions that will affect women on local, state, and national levels.

Flood Control Advisory Committee Valley of the Moon Watershed Zone 3A: One vacancy. Flood Control Zone 3A Advisory Committee members meet to discuss storm water management and flood control issues and provide recommendations on annual budgets involving expenditures related to flood protection, stream maintenance, and storm water management.

Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA): One vacancy. With the oversight of a community Advisory Council, the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) makes recommendations to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors regarding the needs of older and disabled adults and their caregivers.

Mental Health Board: One vacancy. The Mental Health Board acts as a community focal point for mental health issues by reviewing and evaluating the community's mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems. It advises the Board of Supervisors and the Behavioral Health Director regarding any aspect of local mental health programs.

Local Task Force on Integrated Waste Management: One vacancy. The task force's duties are to develop goals, policies, and procedures which are consistent with guidelines and regulations adopted by the Board, to guide the development of the Siting Element of the countywide integrated waste management plan.

For more information, please contact Supervisor Gorin's District Director, Pat Gilardi at 565-3752 or or District Aides Arielle Kubu-Jones, 565-2989, arielle.kubu-jones@sonoma.county.orgor Liz Hamon, 565-1776,

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