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Notice of Vacancy – Independent Special District Member Class I

Published: October 14, 2015

The Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) announces a vacancy for the regular member representing Independent Special Districts Class I and is hereby requesting nominations for the position. The recruitment is to fill the position for the term ending May 2020. 

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.

For purposes of nomination and selection as a special district representative to LAFCO, there are two classes of districts: Class I which includes fire protection, community services, and life support districts and Class II which includes all other districts. Nominations for the position of Class I representative are restricted to members of the boards of directors of fire protection, community services, and life support districts. 

Candidates should complete the application and provide a current resume. Applications submitted without a resume will not be accepted. Please make copies of the application form attached to this letter if more than one board member from your district wishes to apply.

Completed applications and accompanying resumes must be received in the Local Agency Formation Commission office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 24, 2015.  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 the 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, please contact Cynthia Olson at (707) 565-2587 or by email at