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Out in the Vineyard and City of Sonoma Announce Second Annual Sonoma Valley PRIDE Celebration (Press Release)

Posted on May 15, 2024

View/Download this Press Release as a PDF May 15, 2024 - Sonoma, CA – The City of Sonoma proudly announces the return of Sonoma Valley PRIDE, the second annual celebration honoring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. In collaboration with Out in the Vineyard, this inclusive event invites community members of all...
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City of Sonoma Welcomes Prapti Aryal as New Finance Director (Press Release)

Posted on May 9, 2024

View/Download this Press Release as a PDF May 9, 2024 - Sonoma, CA – Following a competitive recruitment process, the City of Sonoma (City) proudly welcomes Prapti Aryal as its new Finance Director. Prapti brings over eight years of progressive experience in municipal finance to her new role, where she will oversee the Department of...
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City of Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission Selects Noa Malone as Recipient of the 2024 Student Creative Artist Award (Press Release)

Posted on April 30, 2024

View/Download this Press Release as a PDF Sonoma, CA - April 30, 2024 - The City of Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission (CFAC) is proud to announce the recipient of the 2024 Student Creative Artist Award. Noa Malone has been selected for this honor by the CFAC at their special meeting on April 25,...

Last Day to Register! 2024 Alcalde Reception Honoring Wayne Schake

Posted on March 25, 2024

The Sonoma City Council and the City of Sonoma are delighted to extend a warm invitation to all members of our wonderful community to join us for a special reception honoring Wayne Schake, our esteemed 2024 Alcalde onTuesday, March 26th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Vintage House Senior Center, located at 264 1st St...

UPDATED – Reception Announced in Honor of 2024 Alcalde Wayne Schake

Posted on March 4, 2024

UPDATED -  The previously posted version included an incorrect date - the Alcalde Reception is on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. A reception honoring Wayne Schake, the City of Sonoma 2024 Alcalde, will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Vintage House, 264 1st St E, in Sonoma beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited...

Reception Announced in Honor of 2024 Alcalde Wayne Schake

Posted on March 1, 2024

UPDATED - A reception honoring Wayne Schake, the City of Sonoma 2024 Alcalde, will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Vintage House, 264 1st St E, in Sonoma beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and participate in the recognition of this devoted citizen, who has done so much for the...

UPDATE: Emergency warming center open for three nights beginning March 1, 2024

Posted on February 29, 2024

View/Download the Press Release as a PDF Sonoma, CA – February 29, 2024 --- The City of Sonoma will open a temporary emergency warming center (Warming Center) Friday, March 1, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Haven parking lot in Sonoma. Based on freezing temperatures forecasted by the National Weather Service, the center will remain...
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City of Sonoma Opens Applications for Commissions and Committees Following Recent Policy Updates (Press Release)

Posted on February 16, 2024

View/Download this Press Release as a PDF Sonoma, CA - February 16, 2024 --- The City of Sonoma is pleased to announce the commencement of the application period for various commissions and committees following the recent updates to the Commission & Committee Appointment Process. At their meeting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, the City Council...
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City of Sonoma Honors Wayne Schake as the 2024 Alcalde

Posted on February 16, 2024

Sonoma, CA - February 16, 2024 - The City of Sonoma proudly announces Wayne Schake as the 2024 Honorary Alcalde, recognizing his unwavering commitment and outstanding contributions to the community. The announcement was made during the City Council Meeting on February 7th, where Mayor John Gurney shared the nomination with the community. Reflecting on the...
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City of Sonoma seeks entries for 2024 Student Creative Artist Award (Press Release)

Posted on February 9, 2024

View/Download this Press Release as a PDF SONOMA, CA - February 9, 2024 --- The City of Sonoma (City) Cultural and Fine Arts Commission (CFAC) announced this week that they are now accepting entries for the 2024 Student Creative Arts Award Program. This award program is open to high school juniors and seniors who reside...
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City of Sonoma Announces 2024 Treasure Artist Reception in Honor of Victor Ferrer (Press Release)

Posted on January 24, 2024

View/Download a PDF of this Press Release in English and Spanish (En español a continuación) Sonoma, CA – January 24, 2024 - The City of Sonoma is delighted to unveil the details of the 2024 Treasure Artist Reception, an event dedicated to honoring Victor Ferrer, the Founder and Executive Director of Grupo Folklórico Quetzalén in...
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Sonoma’s Development Services Director Wayne Wirick Set to Retire After 41 Years of Impactful Service

Posted on December 11, 2023

View/Download this Press Release as a PDF Sonoma, CA – December 11, 2023 - Wayne Wirick, Development Services Director, and Building Official for the City of Sonoma (City), will retire at the close of 2023, marking the end of an exceptional career spanning over four decades with the City. The City Council will recognize Wayne...
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The City of Sonoma Invites Nominations for the 2024 Honorary Alcalde

Posted on November 27, 2023

View/Download the Press Release as PDF Sonoma, CA - November 27, 2023 – The City of Sonoma (City) is excited to announce the commencement of the nomination process for the prestigious title of Honorary Alcalde for the year 2024. Nominations are open to the public, and the City encourages community members to put forth deserving...
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City of Sonoma Honors Victor Ferrer, Executive Director of Grupo Folklórico Quetzalén, as 2024 Treasure Artist

Posted on November 16, 2023

View this Press Release as a PDF Sonoma, CA – November 16, 2023 - The City of Sonoma proudly announces the selection of Victor Ferrer, Executive Director of Grupo Folklórico Quetzalén of Sonoma Valley, as the distinguished recipient of the 2024 Sonoma Treasure Artist Award. Established in 1983, the Treasure Artist Award Program by the...
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Press Release: Sonoma Valley High School Threat, November 9, 2023

Posted on November 13, 2023

View this Press Release as a PDF Sonoma, Ca - November 10, 2023 - Thursday morning (11/9/23) at approximately 9:49 am, a Sonoma Valley High School staff member received an email threat of violence to the school campus. Based on the threat received, the school staff acted immediately and in accordance with their training and...
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