City Announces the Opening of Application Period for City Commissions & Committees

Posted on April 7, 2022

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Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks community members to step forward and serve our City on a commission or committee. These commissions and committees are charged with focusing on key issues within Sonoma and to then provide feedback, recommendations, and support to the City Council. The Council also makes appointments to regional committees such as the Sonoma Citizens Advisory Commission.  Currently, the city is seeking applications for the following:

 PLANNING COMMISSION – The Planning commission prepares, revises, and implements the comprehensive long-term General Plan for the physical development of the City and surrounding areas. It conducts hearings and makes decisions and/or recommendations on a variety of land use applications.

  • One Alternate Member – Must be a Qualified Elector of the City of Sonoma.

This position is appointed by the City Council as a whole and fills a vacant seat.  Term ends January 31, 2023; may be reappointed.

SONOMA VALLEY CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMISSION – 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.

  • One Member & One Alternate Member

Applicants for this position will be interviewed by the Mayor and one other Council Member. Appointment will be made by nomination of the Mayor and Council ratification.  Term is for four years.

APPLICATION PROCESS – Applications can be submitted electronically through the City’s Civic Web Portal,  You can access the application by clicking on the “Commission Application” tile. To complete an application, complete the on-line form. Once you are done, click Submit to send your form directly to the City. Please attach a copy of your resume to your application before submitting. Paper applications will still be accepted and are available in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, No. 1 The Plaza. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm Monday, April 18, 2022.

For questions, please contact the City Clerk at 707.938.3681, or by email at

DATED: April 7, 2022

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