Sonoma Valley GSA Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Meetings

The Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency Advisory Committee meets at  3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. The regular meeting location is the Valley of the Moon Water District board room (VOMWD), 19039 Bay Street, Sonoma.

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

Sonoma Valley GSA Advisory Committee
Fred Allebach, Chair Sonoma County Water Agency
Caitlin Cornwall, Vice-Chair Environmental interests
Craig Lichty Valley of the Moon Water District
Greg Carr County of Sonoma
Helge Bruckner Business community interests
Jane Whitsett City of Sonoma
Jim Bundschu North Bay Water District
Kenneth Johnson At-large community interests
Matt Stornetta Agricultural interests
Norman Gilroy Rural residential well-owners
Sue Smith Sonoma RCD
Vicki Hill At-large community interests

As shown in the table above, each Member of the Agency has appointed a representative from the community to the Advisory Committee, for a total of six members:

      • City of Sonoma
      • Sonoma County
      • Sonoma County Water Agency
      • Sonoma Resource Conservation District
      • North Bay Water District
      • Valley of the Moon Water District

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

      • Environmental representative
      • Rural residential well owner
      • Business community representative
      • Agricultural interest (surface water or GW user)
      • Two at-large community representatives