Category: Special Honors & Recognitions

Announcing the Winners of the 2nd Annual Earth Day Photography Contest

Congratulations to Leslie Lerude and Andre Temperatura, winners of the 2nd Annual Earth Day Photography Contest! As part of Earth Day 2022, the City held a Photo Contest encouraging people to submit photos of their favorite natural spot, plants or creatures in Sonoma. The public was invited to vote online for their favorite entries. Leslie … Continued

Earth Day Photo Contest Exhibition and Voting – Online Now through April 15th

Thank you to all of the photographers who submitted pictures to celebrate the beauty, strangeness, and amazing qualities of our planet in honor of Earth Day. View the virtual exhibition and vote for your favorite through April 15, 2022, at Winners are to be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2022, and will be … Continued

Earth Day Photography Contest – Submit Your Photo Through April 4th

Celebrate mother nature and all its wonders in the 2nd Annual Earth Day Photo Contest. Take a picture to celebrate the beauty, strangeness, and amazing qualities of our planet. Submissions open March 8 – April 4 Online Exhibition and Voting April 5 – 15 Winners announced on Earth Day, April 22 The Earth Day Photo … Continued

Tell us About YOUR Business’ Sustainability Practices

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and City of Sonoma are working together to recognize a local business for its green practices. This year, in light of the current drought conditions, we are placing extra emphasis on Water Conservation as a criterion for the selection. We invite you to let us … Continued

Pat Meier-Johnson Chosen as the 2022 Treasure Artist

Sonoma’s Cultural and Fine Arts Commission is pleased to announce that the Treasure Artist for 2022 is artist Pat Meier-Johnson. In selecting Ms. Meier-Johnson, the Commission noted not only her artistic talent, but also her love of community, and generous nature. She has won awards for her art and her paintings have been exhibited throughout … Continued

Recognizing the Sonoma Ecology Center Earthlings Club

At thier meeting on November 17th, City Council received a presentation about the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Earthlings Club and their efforts to support the city’s new waste sorting requirements and disposable food service ware ordinance. The following is the presentation given by the city’s sustainability coordinator, Travis Wagner. Community volunteers are a crucial part of … Continued

City Seeking Nominations for the 2022 Honorary Alcalde

The City of Sonoma is once again seeking nominations from the public for the 2022 Honorary Alcalde. Each year, since 1975, the City Council selects a citizen of the year who is given the title of Honorary Alcalde (“Alcalde” is the Spanish word for Mayor). The honoree is given a silver-headed cane as a symbol … Continued

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