New advisory council application deadline for North Valley MAC
The deadline to apply for positions on the proposed North Valley Municipal Advisory Council (NVMAC) has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. Supervisor Susan Gorin is seeking to form a group of informed representatives of Eldridge, Glen Ellen, Kenwood and closely surrounding areas which will keep her office informed of local issues and help direct available funds.
“Due to the Kincade Fire, autumn PG&E power outages, and other factors, the original application deadline of Oct. 25 has been extended into early 2020,” said Arielle Kubu-Jones, field representative for Supervisor Gorin.
According to the website already set up, “The MAC will provide a process to effectively communicate the needs of the community to County government and elected leaders.”
Prospective members must reside or own a business within the boundaries of the NVMAC, and be 18 years of age or older. There are no requirements for property ownership or citizenship. Ideal candidates will create a diverse composition representative of the North Valley MAC community. A map of the Council’s boundaries will be posted soon, according to Kubu-Jones.
The membership is expected to have two people each from the Kenwood and Glen Ellen areas, one from a business or nonprofit, one SVCAC member from the north valley, one person from a household with school age children, teacher or school staff, school board member, etc., and two at large representatives.
Another group was established last year for the densely populated areas just west of Sonoma. The Springs Municipal Advisory Council represents El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs and Agua Caliente.
If you would like to stay up-to-date and receive emails about the North Valley MAC, contact Kubu-Jones. She can be reached at 565-2241.
Applications can be downloaded at sonomacounty.ca.gov/North-Valley-Municipal-Advisory-Council/.