The City is opening an emergency warming center at 7:00 p.m. on March 1st in the Haven parking lot, staying open overnight until 7:00 a.m. on March 4th due to forecasted freezing temperatures. Learn more.

Current Recruitments & How to Apply

As vacancies occur on a Commission or Committee they will be listed below.  Applications received will be posted after the close of the recruitment below. For full Information and to apply, visit our CivicWeb Portal.

Current Recruitment(s):  

The City of Sonoma is currently seeking applications for the following positions on City of Sonoma or Regional commissions, committees, and boards:

City Commissions and Committees

  • Climate Action Commission
  • Design Review & Historic Preservation Commission - See Note Below
  • Parks, Recreation & Open Space Commission
  • Traffic Safety Committee
    • Two At-Large Members Each
      • At-Large members are regular voting members of the Commissions and are appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. One At-Large member shall be a resident of Sonoma Valley, as defined in the Council Commissions & Committee Appointment Policy.

NOTE:  Per SMC  2.60.020, preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated special interest, competence, experience or knowledge in the following areas: historic preservation, cultural geography, or other historic preservation-related discipline; architecture and architectural history; prehistoric and historic archaeology; urban planning; landscape architecture; or related disciplines.


Regional Appointments

  • Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency Advisory Committee
    • One Representative
      • Advisory committee to the Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency Board of Directors
  • Sonoma Valley Community Advisory Commission
    • One Representative  & One Alternate
      • 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. Members must be qualified elector in the City of Sonoma.  The representative serves a four-year term.


For questions, please contact Sonoma City Clerk Rebekah Barr by calling (707) 938-3681 or emailing

How to Apply

Individuals that are interested in applying for current recruitments are encouraged to apply by applying electronically.

The online application can be accessed on the City's CivicWeb Portal, selecting the “Commission Application” tile and then “Apply.”  See a video tutorial and link to the application page below.

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