Advisory Committee

The Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Advisory Committee typically meets at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Valley of the Moon Water District board room, 19039 Bay Street, Sonoma.

For information on past and future meetings, view the Meeting Calendar.

The advisory committee is comprised of community members with diverse perspectives on beneficial groundwater use, including representatives from agriculture, the environmental community, the business community and rural residential well users. The committee’s purpose is to provide input and recommendations to the Board of Directors on groundwater sustainability plan development, implementation and policies.

Terms will be two-years (after initial staggered terms), and interested individuals can apply to participate by contacting the GSA administratorFor more information on current Advisory Committee members, click here.

Sonoma Valley GSA Advisory Committee

Fred Allebach Chair Sonoma County Water Agency appointee
Caitlin Cornwall Vice-Chair Environmental interests
Helge Bruckner Member Business community interests
Jim Bundschu Member North Bay Water District appointee
Greg Carr Member County of Sonoma appointee
Norman Gilroy Member Rural residential well-owners
Vicki Hill Member At-large community interests
Kenneth Johnson Member At-large community interests
Craig Lichty Member Valley of the Moon Water District appointee
Sue Smith Member Sonoma Resource Conservation District appointee
Matt Stornetta Member Agricultural interests
Jane Whitsett Member City of Sonoma appointee

As reflected above, each Member Agency appointed a representative to the Advisory Committee, for a total of six members. In addition, the Board appointed six interest-based members to represent environmental, rural residential well-users, agricultural or the business community.