Extension of the application period for the Climate Action and Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Commissions

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The City of Sonoma has extended the application period for two new city commissions – the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Commission and the Climate Action Commission.

Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks individuals to serve on a variety of boards and committees. These commissions and committees are responsible for focusing on key issues within Sonoma and then providing feedback, recommendations and support to the Board on those issues.

The City is currently inviting nominations for the new Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Commission (PROS) and the Climate Action Commission (CAC).

PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACES COMMISSION – The purpose of the PROS Commission is to advise City Council on matters related to the preservation and enhancement of parks, recreational facilities and open spaces under the jurisdiction of the City.

The commission is made up of seven members – five voting members and one non-voting youth member. Four of the voting members must be qualified voters from the city and one can be a qualified voter from the Sonoma Valley. Non-voting members include a Certified Arborist and a Youth Member (ages 14-18) and may be residents of the City or Sonoma Valley as defined by council policy.

CLIMATE ACTION COMMITTEE The purpose of the CCC is to advise the city council on issues related to the reduction of greenhouse gases from the municipal, residential, commercial and industrial sectors of the city and on adaptation to climate change on the territory of the city.

The commission is made up of six members – five voting members and one non-voting youth member. Four of the voting members must be qualified voters from the city and one can be a qualified voter from the Sonoma Valley. The non-voting youth member (ages 14-18) may be a City or Sonoma Valley resident as defined by council policy.

The terms of the two commissions will be determined according to the policy for the appointment of commissions and committees of the board.

APPLICATION PROCESS – Nominations can be submitted electronically through the city’s civic web portal, https://sonomacity.civicweb.net. Access the application by clicking on the “Commission request” tile. To complete an application, complete the online form. Once you’re done, click Submit to send your form directly to the City. Please attach a copy of your resume to your application before submitting. Paper applications will still be accepted and are available at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, No. 1 The Plaza. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at 707.938.3681, or by email at [email protected]

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