Standing Committee of the City Council
A partnership between the City of Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce
Since January 2005, the City maintained a joint partnership agreement with the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce to maintain and enhance the economic vitality of the local business community. The basis of the partnership was to reinforce the business community through several components including the formation of the Economic and Business Development Steering Committee (EBDSC), contracting for staff to serve as an Economic Development Manager, and other programs/efforts. In June 2017, the City Council approved a new agreement between the City and the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce for the period of July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020, for $125,000 per year.
The Economic and Business Development Steering Committee is a standing committee of the City Council. The Committee’s membership is comprised of a City Council Member, the City Manager, the Chamber Executive Director and a member of the Chamber Board of Directors. The EBDSC meets periodically throughout the year.
Scope of Work for 2017-2020 Contract
The City and Chamber developed an updated Scope of Work for a continued partnership for the three years where the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce will provide Economic and Business Development Services under contract with the City.