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Sponsored by the

City of Sebastopol

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Dear Sebastopol Community Member,

The City of Sebastopol, in collaboration with local service clubs and Sebastopol’s Community Vitality contractor CoMission, invite  you to the Community Needs Summit. Participants will be comprised of those who are currently addressing community issues and those who have the ability to support those efforts with either funds or volunteer time. 

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Join the Community Needs Summit

The goal of the summit is to publicly layout as comprehensive a picture as possible of significant local social, environmental, educational, and other issues. With this work, we will align supporters’ interests where possible with those already doing good work, addressing new and existing issues with efforts that have been uncovered, identified or underutilized. 


4:25pm - 5:15pm

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Arthur George

West County Homeless Advocates

Our strategies are targeted at Sebastopol specifically and West County generally. Focus on homeless services, safe parking, sanitation and hygiene, Little Homes, food programs.

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Tim Miller

West County Community Services

Through the work of WCCS, all youth, adults, families and seniors are afforded the opportunity to be resilient, informed and resourceful, emotionally well, and self-sufficient.

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Herman J. Hernandez

Los Cien Latino Leaders of Sonoma County

Los Cien advances belonging, trust and equity by engaging with our community, facilitating honest dialogue, and elevating Latinx pride and power in Sonoma County.

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Adrienne Lauby

Sonoma Applied Village Services

We build partnerships that provide housing for the unsheltered. We believe tiny villages provide stability and develop self-sufficiency among our residents.

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Ron Karp

Food for Thought

Food For Thought is a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the nutrition needs of people living with HIV and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County. 


5:20pm - 6:10pm

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Shauna Ferdinandson

Analy High School

The mission of Analy High School is to promote academic and personal success, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning in a cooperative environment. 

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David Rose

Gravenstein School District

Two award-winning public schools near Sebastopol, California. We provide strong academic programs and outstanding creative arts and music instruction in a safe, rural setting.

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Brooke Ransom-Burr

Social Advocates For Youth

Social Advocates for Youth is always there to serve the most vulnerable children, youth, and their families so they can realize their fullest potential to live their best lives.

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Renee Semik

Forestville School District

We are a community of life long learners, working together to be educated, productive, kind and responsible citizens.

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Elizabeth Smith

Sonoma County PACEs

Positive and adverse childhood experiences, formerly known as ACEs Connection. We are focused on preventing ACEs, healing trauma and building resiliency.


6:15pm - 6:45pm

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Dr. Wendy Trowbridge

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Founded in 1989, the Laguna Foundation's mission is to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire public appreciation of this Wetland of International Importance.

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Sunny Galbraith

Zero Waste Committee

Sebastopol encourages the pursuit of Zero Waste as a long-term goal in order to eliminate waste and pollution in the manufacture, use, storage, and recycling of materials. 

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Ariel Majorana

Russian Riverkeeper

Russian Riverkeeper has been fighting since 1993 to ensure a thriving river system and your rights to fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters. It's your river. We protect it!


6:50pm - 7:20pm

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Teresa Ramondo

Western Sonoma County Historical Society

Their mission is to protect the heritage of western Sonoma County through inspiration, education, collection, and preservation.

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Katie Davis

Sebastopol Senior Center

To create and maintain an environment that encourages independence for older adults by providing learning, social, and recreational opportunities in the continuing pursuit of a fulfilling and healthy life.

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Philena Chantha

Sebastopol Community Culture Center

SCCC is an entertainment, educational, and cultural hub, local residents have relied on the center to regularly deliver a rich and diverse set of body, mind, and soul enriching programs.

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Catherine Devriese

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

SCA is committed to cultivating creativity and inspiring appreciation for the transformative power of art. Experience Art, Make Art, Share Art and Celebrate Creative Thought.  

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Needs Summit, please email

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