Category: From the City Manager’s Desk

Mayors present at “State of the Valley 2024” – Recording now available

A recording of the “State of the Valley 2024,” organized by the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, is now available. Originally broadcast on Friday, January 5th at 5:30 p.m. from the Sonoma Community Center, this event included remarks from Congressman Mike Thompson and Supervisor Susan Gorin, a joint “State of the City” presentation from 2023 … Continued

City Council to Host Welcome Reception for New City Manager May 10th

Update 5/5/23 Due to an overwhelming response, we have reached maximum capacity for the Welcome Reception, and unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any additional registrations. We understand that many of you are eager to meet the new city manager and engage with other members of the community, and we will do our best to … Continued

Press Release – City of Sonoma to Consider Contract for New City Manager

The Sonoma City Council is pleased to announce a conditional offer of employment has been made to Mr. David M. Guhin, P.E., MAOD as Sonoma’s next City Manager. The offer is contingent on Council approval of an employment agreement, which will be considered at the April 19, 2023, Regular City Council Meeting. Mr. Guhin was … Continued

Be our new City Manager

The City of Sonoma is seeking a City Manager who is an experienced executive leader who understands and values the needs of the organization as well as the residents (including those living in the unincorporated adjacent Sonoma Valley) and is willing to make a long-term commitment to Sonoma. The incoming City Manager will be expected … Continued

Adopted Budget Reflects Economic Recovery

The annual budget is adopted by the City Council to set financial course for the City and define the service priorities provided to the community.  After a protracted drop in revenues that began with the pandemic’s onset in early 2020,  Sonoma is now seeing continued and pronounced local economic recovery. Federal relief grants from the … Continued

Sue Casey Named Acting City Manager

At their February 16, 2022, meeting, the Sonoma City Council appointed Sue Casey, the City’s Assistant City Manager, as Acting City Manager. Council approved Mrs. Casey’s appointment during Wednesday’s regular City Council meeting. In addition to having served as the City of Sonoma’s Assistant City Manager overseeing Finance, Human Resources, and Risk Management for the … Continued

Are you prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

By this time, it’s likely you have heard about or been impacted by PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program to proactively turn off the power for safety during periods of extreme wildfire danger. If weather forecasts indicate gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with heightened fire risk, PG&E may turn off the electricity serving … Continued

Introducing Garrett Toy, Sonoma’s New City Manager

Sonoma City Council is pleased to introduce our new City Manager, Garrett Toy. The City Council approved an employment agreement and announced the appointment of Mr. Toy during their City Council meeting on June 7, 2021. Mr. Toy comes to the City of Sonoma with 30+ years of experience in local government. Having recently served … Continued

Sonoma City Council to Appoint New City Manager 

At their meeting on June 7, 2021, the Sonoma City Council will consider approving an employment agreement with Garrett Toy to serve as City Manager of Sonoma.  Mr. Toy will take the reins on July 20, 2021.    Garrett Toy today serves as the Town Manager of the Town of Fairfax, California, and has been in that position since 2013.  Garrett has also … Continued

Join us on our Journey in Search of a New City Manager: START WITH OUR SURVEY!

(Español abajo) The Sonoma City Council is interested in getting feedback from you, our community, on our search for our next City Manager. It’s an opportunity to have a community discussion on what’s important and your opinion matters. City Manager Search Survey The former Sonoma City Manager retired in January 2021, and the Sonoma City … Continued

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