All Independent Special Districts - Availability of Alternate Special District Member on LAFCO

Published:  February 1, 2021

The Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission (Sonoma LAFCO) has an opening for the Alternate Member representing Independent Special Districts. The recruitment is to fill the position for the term ending May 2024.  

Sonoma LAFCO is comprised of seven members: two each from the county (Board of Supervisors), cities (city councils) and independent special districts (boards of directors), and one representative from the public. Each group has an alternate representative.  

Nominees for the position of Alternate Special District Member may be members of any special district board. Any current district board member who is interested in becoming a candidate for this position should complete the attached application and provide a current resume and letter of nomination signed by the district’s presiding officer. Applications submitted without a resume will be considered incomplete and cannot be accepted. The application will also be available on our website at  

Completed applications and accompanying resumes must be received by mail in the LAFCO office at 111 Santa Rosa Ave Ste 240, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or by email to by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.  

After the close of the application period, LAFCO will mail a ballot to each independent district, along with copies of completed application forms and candidate resumes, so that a mail ballot election can be conducted. Districts will be given approximately six weeks to cast ballots and return them to the LAFCO office. Instructions for voting and return mailing will be provided at the time ballots are sent out. All districts can vote. If a majority of the districts do not vote in the election, the ballots will not be considered valid and a new election will be held. If only one candidate is nominated, the candidate will be deemed selected and no ballots mailed.

If you have any questions about the position or the process, please contact Diana Wilson at 707-565-4855 or by email at



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