City is Seeking Volunteers to Serve on City Commissions

Posted on May 15, 2018

The City of Sonoma announces the opening of the application period for one position on the Cultural & Fine Arts Commission and one position on the Community Service & Environment Commission.

Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks individuals to serve on a variety of commissions and committees. These commissions and committees are charged with focusing on key issues within Sonoma and to then provide feedback, recommendations and support to the Council on those issues.

At this time, the City is seeking applications for the following commission openings:

• One “Alternate” Member – Cultural & Fine Arts Commission – CFAC
• One “Youth” Member – Community Services & Environment Commission – CSEC

CULTURAL & FINE ARTS COMMISSION – The role of the Cultural & Fine Arts Commission is to develop and establish a balanced arts and cultural program for the City. Each year they select and honor the “Treasure Artist of the Year” and sponsor the “Student Creative Arts Awards” program providing cash awards to deserving students.

Alternate Members attend all meetings of the Commission. If, as a result of absences, one or more of the regular members cannot participate, the Alternate participates as a regular member.

To be eligible to serve, individuals must be a qualified elector of the City of Sonoma. Term of office is two years to coincide with the Council elections. This position will be a pro-rated term to January 31, 2019. The selected candidate can apply for an additional term in the fall.

COMMUNITY SERVICES & ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION The Community Services & Environment Commission advises the City Council on matters related to the preservation and enhancement of parks, recreational facilities, open space and the natural environment under the jurisdiction of the City.

Youth Members are non—voting members of the Commission. To be eligible to serve, individuals must be fourteen to eighteen years old. They also must be a resident of the City or the greater Sonoma Valley, as defined by the Council Commission and Committee Appointment Policy. The term is for one year.

Applications can be submitted electronically through the City’s CivicWeb Portal. You can access the application by clicking on the Meetings tile and then the appropriate commission. A button will show allowing the submission of applications. Paper applications are also accepted and are available on the City’s website, the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, No. 1 The Plaza, or by emailing

Individuals that are interested are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Friday June 8, 2018. For questions, please contact the City Clerk at 707.938.3681, or by email at

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