Category: Special Honors & Recognitions

Nominate Now for Sonoma’s 2024 Honorary Alcalde!

The City of Sonoma is thrilled to kick off nominations for the prestigious title of Honorary Alcalde 2024. Open to the public, we encourage community members to propose worthy candidates for this esteemed recognition. Nomination Deadline: January 12, 2024, 5:00 p.m. Since 1975, the City Council has annually selected outstanding citizens for the title of … Continued

Nominate the 2024 Sonoma Treasure Artist of the Year!

Calling all art enthusiasts and community members of Sonoma! The Cultural and Fine Arts Commission (CFAC) is delighted to kick off the nomination process for the prestigious 2024 Sonoma Treasure Artist of the Year Award. Established in 1983, this distinguished award celebrates outstanding achievements in the performing, visual, or literary arts. But it’s not just … Continued

Celebrating Ada Limón: Sonoma’s Special Bench Dedication Ceremony

In a heartwarming ceremony that drew a crowd of community members and art enthusiasts, the City of Sonoma paid tribute to Ada Limón, the accomplished 24th Poet Laureate of the United States, through a special bench dedication event. Held on Friday, August 18, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., the event carried profound significance as the chosen … Continued

Celebrate Sonoma! “Ken Brown Day” is July 19th, 2023

The next person to be honored as part of the “Celebrate Sonoma” program will be Ken Brown who is being recognized for his exceptional service and dedicated leadership as a former Mayor and Councilmember of the City of Sonoma. City Council will recognize Ken Brown and declare July 19th “Ken Brown Day” at their next … Continued

Grace Atkinson Receives 2023 Student Creative Artist Award

Sonoma Valley High School senior Grace Atkinson has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Student Creative Artist Award of $2000 by the City of Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission (Commission). Grace was chosen from a pool of nine impressive applicants. The Commission deliberated carefully before unanimously selecting Grace for the award, which … Continued

Announcing the Winners of the 3rd annual Earth Day Photography Contest

Congratulations to Amiee Chavez and Lily Gelb, winners of the 3rd Annual Earth Day Photography Contest! As part of Earth Day 2023, the City held a “Park Exploration” Photo Contest encouraging people to submit photos of their favorite view, spot, plants, or creatures in or from a Sonoma Valley park, preserve, or open space. The … Continued

The Epicurean Connection Recognized for Sustainable Business Practices

The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and City of Sonoma are pleased to announce that The Epicurean Connection is this year’s Earth Day Sustainable Business Honoree! Located at 19670 8th Street E. Suite A in Sonoma Valley,  The Epicurean Connection was founded by Sheana Davis who believes sustainability, locally sourced food, and simple ingredients matter. … Continued

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