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Strategic Plan

Strategic Sonoma Stakeholder Group Members

Bill Angeloni
Blair Kellison
Brett Martinez (Chair)
Brian Elliot
Brian Ling
Chris Denny
Chris Snyder
Cindy Gillespie
Craig Nelson
Cynthia Murray
David Guhin
Doug Hilberman
Frank Chong
Herman G. Hernandez
Jennifer Edwards
John Burns
Judy Coffey
Karissa Kruse
Kathy Goodacre
Larry Florin
Lisa Wittke Schaffner
Margaret VanVliet
Mia Shirley
Oscar Chavez
Pam Chanter (Chair)
Patricia Shults
Patrick Harper
Percy Brandon
Rick Toyota
Suzanne Smith
Tom Scott

Big Angel Ventures LLC
Traditional Medicinals
Redwood Credit Union
Fire and Emergency Services Consulting
Sonoma County Alliance
The Engine is Red
Operating Engineers #3
Amy's Kitchen
Nelson Staffing
North Bay Leadership Council
City of Santa Rosa
AXIA Architects
Santa Rosa Junior College
Youth Connections - Community Action Partnership
The Passdoor
Sonoma Media Investments
Kaiser Permanente
Sonoma County Winegrowers
CTE Foundation
Burbank Housing
The John Jordan Foundation
Community Development Commission
Friedemann Goldberg LLP
County of Sonoma—Human Services
Vantreo Insurance
Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce
Keysight Technologies
Vintners Inn
The Family Coppola
Sonoma County Transportation Authority
Oliver's Markets (Retired)

Project Partners

Sonoma County Economic Development Board

EDB Logo Teal 120The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) is focused on growing a healthy economy by helping our businesses in Sonoma County. We provide confidential, no-cost consulting services to businesses seeking to start, relocate, and grow in Sonoma County.

We assist businesses in:

  • Navigating the startup process
  • Troubleshooting businesses challenges to get your business to the next level
  • Connecting businesses with key contacts, resources, financing and training opportunities
  • Collaborating on issues affecting our regional economy

Santa Rosa Junior College

SRJCSanta Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is known for academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful facilities. Nearly 100 years old, this beloved community institution enrolls approximately 28,000 students each semester. SRJC is dedicated to making higher education accessible to all and removing barriers to our students’ success. Student life is vibrant, with over 40 clubs, conference-winning athletic teams, nationally ranked speech and debate teams, and outstanding theater arts, music and dance programs.

Sonoma County Workforce Development Board

Work Force Investment Board 240The Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a group of key stakeholders appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to address workforce challenges throughout Sonoma County. The WIB members are leaders in the community who represent business, industry, labor, education, and economic development.

Avalanche Consulting

Avalanche ConsultingAvalanche Consulting is the nation's premier economic development strategist. Avalanche is deeply driven to make a positive impact and seek clients who are equally inspired to energize their economies. Headquartered in Austin, Avalanche was established in 2005 and its team has a combined 80+ years of experience.  Avalanche’s clients include the best performing economies in the country, from towns like Provo, Estes Park, and Sarasota, to metros like Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbus, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, and Oklahoma City.