Nominate Now for Sonoma’s 2024 Honorary Alcalde!

Posted on November 27, 2023

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The City of Sonoma is thrilled to kick off nominations for the prestigious title of Honorary Alcalde 2024. Open to the public, we encourage community members to propose worthy candidates for this esteemed recognition.

Nomination Deadline: January 12, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Since 1975, the City Council has annually selected outstanding citizens for the title of Honorary Alcalde, honoring exemplary commitment to the community through voluntary service, leadership, and impactful projects.

To nominate, submit letters or emails to City Manager David Guhin at or mail to: City of Sonoma Attn: David Guhin, City Manager No. 1, The Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476

Nominee Criteria:

  • Reside in the City of Sonoma or Sonoma Valley
  • Individual or couple
  • Demonstrate achievements in community service, nonprofit leadership, impactful projects, behind-the-scenes good deeds, and adherence to high moral values.
  • See a full list of selection criteria on our website.

Join us in honoring those who make a significant impact on our community! For more information, contact City Clerk Rebekah Barr at (707) 933-2216 or

Alcalde Tradition: The Alcalde tradition, rooted in California’s pueblo system, celebrates leaders in local governance. Once appointed, the Honorary Alcalde participates in various community events.

Previous Alcaldes & Alcaldessas: Discover the legacy of past honorees who have contributed to the spirit of community service on our website.

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