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News: 09/15/2020

District 1 residents can apply for commission spots

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin invites community members to apply for positions in local policymaking 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 showing available opportunities for involvement is at

“Local government leaders want to hear your thoughts and your ideas on how to make improvements to a variety of issues in our community,” said Gorin. “Please consider joining one of over 75 Sonoma County Boards and Commissions and let your voice be heard.”

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

Commission on Human Rights: Two vacancies. The primary purpose of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is to promote better human relations among all people in Sonoma County through education, advocacy, and by initiating action that fosters the recognition of, and appreciation for, the diversity of our community.

Meeting Schedule: Fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Sonoma County Library Commission: One vacancy. The Library Commission’s mission is to bring information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community.

Meeting Schedule: First Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission (SVCAC): Two vacancies. The SVCAC is a joint advisory agency with representation from the County of Sonoma and the City of Sonoma to share responsibility for local planning in the Sonoma Valley. The Commission provides a regular forum for citizen participation in the formation of public policy, considers issues concerning the Sonoma Valley, evaluates solutions of these issues, advises elected officials and other decision makers, and forms a bridge for communication between the various governmental agencies and the general public. The available seats are restricted to individuals residing in the Springs East and El Verano West of Sonoma Valley.

Meeting Schedule: Fourth Wednesday of most months at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Springs Municipal Advisory Council (Springs MAC): One Vacancy. The Springs MAC will represent the best interests of the entire community while acting as a bridge for communication between the County and local residents and businesses on topics for the Springs Area. Ideal candidates will create a diverse composition representative of the Springs MAC community. Members must reside or own a business within the boundaries of the Municipal Advisory Council, and be 18 years of age or older. There are no requirements for property ownership or citizenship.

Meeting Schedule: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30.

For more information, please contact Supervisor Gorin’s District Director Pat Gilardi at 565-3752 or via email:, or Board Aide Karina Garcia at 565-1776 or via email:

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