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Task Force & Work Plan

Current Status

Sonoma Valley community members have been appointed to the newly formed Community Recreation & Parks Task Force (Recreation Task Force), an ad hoc group formed in January 2021 for the purpose of performing community outreach and data collection and providing the Community Services and Environment Commission with advice relating to the first two phases of the City’s Multi-Year Recreation and Parks Work Plan.

Phase 1 includes performing a recreation inventory analysis and the creation of a virtual, bi-annual community recreation catalog.

Background

Karen CollinsIn September 2019, Alcaldessa Karen Collins presented a proposal to create a citizens group to review how similar-sized cities in Sonoma and Napa Counties operate their Parks and Recreation programs. The goal of this initiative is to identify and implement new processes to further support a robust Parks and Recreation program here in the City of Sonoma.

With support from Council, City staff collaborated with Ms. Collins and key recreation partners to create a phased work plan and strategy for the creation of a comprehensive, multi-year Recreation and Park Master Plan. At their December 14, 2020 meeting, Sonoma City Council approved a resolution authorizing the formation of the Community Recreation & Parks Task Force and the launch of “Phase 1” of the work plan, along with $20,000 in funding from the General Fund Reserves for this initial effort.

Phases and Timeline

Task Force Members

Learn more about each member by clicking on his or her name. 

Chair Karen Collins
Co-Chair Steve Page

Simon Blatner
Sandi Funke
Maite Iturri
Tony Moll
Jon Parker
Angie Sanchez

Youth Representative Fernanda Alvarez

Participating Recreation Providers & Facilities:

Bruce Abbott, Sonoma Valley Unified School District
Richard Dale, Sonoma Ecology Center
Priscilla Essert, Vintage House
Beth Fox, Sonoma Community Center
Marty Herrick, Field of Dreams
Joanna Kemper, Overlook Trail Stewards
Cary Snowden, Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma Valley

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