Santa Rosa Plain GSA Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Meetings

The Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. The regular meeting location is the Santa Rosa Utilities Field Office (UFO), 35 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. 

Click below for meeting information, agendas, and other materials. If the time or location of a meeting differs from the information above, it will be noted beside the link.

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Advisory Committee Overview

The purpose of the advisory committee is to provide input and recommendations to the Agency Board on groundwater sustainability plan development, implementation and policies. The intent of the committee is to provide community perspective and participation in the Agency. For information on current Advisory Committee members, click here.

The composition of the Advisory Committee is intended to represent the beneficial uses and users of groundwater identified in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

Terms will be two-years (after initial staggered terms), and interested individuals can apply to participate.


Santa Rosa Plain GSA Advisory Committee
Bob Anderson, Chair Agricultural interests
Rue Furch, Vice-Chair Environmental interests
Carolyn Dixon Sonoma County Water Agency
Chris Bates Independent Water Suppliers
Craig Scott City of Cotati
David Long Agricultural interests
Doug Beretta Rural residential well-owners
Jennifer Burke City of Santa Rosa
Joe Gaffney Business community interests
Mark Grismer County of Sonoma
Marlene Soiland Rural residential well-owners
Mary Grace Pawson City of Rohnert Park
Matt O’Connor  Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
Maureen Geary Graton Rancheria
Sandi Potter Town of Windsor
Sebastian Bertsch Environmental interests
Wayne Haydon Sonoma Resource Conservation District

As shown in the table above, each Member of the Agency, as well as the Mutual Water & Public Utilities Commission-Regulated Companies, will appoint a representative from the community to the Advisory Committee, for a total of nine members:

      • City of Santa Rosa
      • Town of Windsor
      • City of Rohnert Park
      • City of Cotati
      • Sonoma County
      • Sonoma County Water Agency
      • Sonoma Resource Conservation District
      • Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
      • Independent Water Suppliers

The following eligible entities have elected not to participate on the Agency Board but shall hold a seat on the Advisory Committee.  These entities, not the Agency Board, will appoint their representatives:

      • Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria
      • City of Sebastopol

In addition, the Agency Board appointed 7 interest-based members:

      • Environmental representative
      • Environmental representative
      • Rural residential well owner
      • Rural residential well owner
      • Business community representative
      • Agricultural interest (surface water or GW user)
      • Agricultural interest (surface water or GW user)