Oct 24, 2018
Representatives who are applying to serve on the Lower Russian River MAC and Sonoma County Coast municipal advisory councils (MAC) have submitted their applications. Our office has been fielding good questions pertaining to the selection process. Here are the top questions and answers:
If, after the application deadline, the Fifth District office has not received an application for a district, Supervisor Hopkins will appoint a representative and alternate.
If, after the application deadline, the Fifth District office has only received one applicant, the individual who applied will interview with Supervisor Hopkins’ office for the nomination. An alternate will be appointed by Supervisor Hopkins’ office after the representative is named.
Our coastal communities have chosen different ways to nominate their representative:
The Sea Ranch/Annapolis: Nomination through The Sea Ranch Association and North Sonoma Coast Fire Protection District boards.
Timber Cove: Nomination through community meeting.
Fort Ross: Nomination through community input.
Jenner: Nomination through a community vote. Residents are invited to a candidates’ event on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Jenner Community Club.
Bodega Bay: Nomination through a community vote. Residents are invited to participate in a candidates’ event on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Bodega Bay Grange.
Bodega/Valley Ford: Applicants reviewed by Fifth District office.
Kashia Band of Pomo Indians: Nomination by Chair Dino Franklin and Board.
Representatives for the River MAC will be chosen by a community vote. Registered voters within the MAC districts will receive ballots for their district after Nov. 7. Ballots may be mailed back to the Board of Supervisors office or dropped off at theRiver MAC Candidates’ Event on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Guerneville Elementary School.
Forestville: Gary Harris, Lucy Hardcastle, Vesta Copestakes, Iain Burnett, Claudia Sisomphou, Allison Bordessa
Hacienda: Calvin Sandeen, Chelene Lopez
Rio Nido: Pip Marquez, Lewis Lee Brown, John Uniack
Guerneville: Brian Applegarth, Brian Ohm, Deborah Lieberman, Dylan Ohm, Jordan Lebovich, Ron Redmon, Jeniffer Wertz
Pocket Canyon: Angie Dillon-Shore, Bruce MacDonell, Crista Luedtke, Jeanette Dillman, Kim Holliday, Marcy Cooper
Monte Rio: Chuck Ramsey, Cynthia Strecker, Kyra Wink
Cazadero/Duncans Mills: Lisa Palmer, Mike Nicholls, Theresa Gwiazdowski, Tom Walls
Non-registered voters can participate in the community voting process by filling out a provisional ballot. Those wishing to participate by provisional ballot must bring a valid proof of residency to the community candidates’ event and sign an affidavit affirming that they are not registered to vote outside the district.
All information about applicants, including biographies, pictures and statements will be available on the MAC websites on Friday, Oct. 26. A hard copy is available in the Board of Supervisors’ office.
Meetings, which are open to the public, will begin in early 2019.
Email Fifth District Field Representative Amie Windsor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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