2015 State of the County

State of the County 2018

February 2, 2018 from 7:00 10:30 AM

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Videos and Presentations

2018 State of the County Full Presentation

Welcome Message

The Welcome message was given by Ben Stone, Executive Director, Economic Development Board.

State of the County Address

The 2018 State of the County Address was given by Supervisor James Gore, District 4.

Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey added to the 2018 State of the County Address from the City's perspective.

Keynote Address

The Keynote Address was given by Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast.

Recovery & Resiliency Panel

Moderator: Jim Mayer, California Forward


  • Elizabeth Brown, Community Foundation Sonoma County
  • Reno Franklin, Kashia Band of Pomo Indians & Rebuild North Bay
  • Brett Martinez, Redwood Credit Union & North Bay Fire Relief Fund
  • Ana Lugo, North Bay Organizing Project & UndocuFund

We Are Sonoma County video

2018 State of the County Breakout Sessions

Notes from the three breakout groups - Housing, Workforce and Education and Elevating Economic Recovery and Prosperity for All -  will be forwarded to the Office of Recovery and Resiliency.

If you missed the breakout groups and would still like to provide input, please email comments to:

EDB Foundation Sponsors

Thanks again to our EDB program sponsors:

2017_18_Sponsors_updated 11_13_17

Contact Information

Lauren Cartwright

Business Retention and Expansion Program Manager

Economic Development Board
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