Advisory Committee

The Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Advisory Committee meets periodically. 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 are two-years (after initial staggered terms), and interested individuals can apply to participate by contacting the GSA administrator.

Sonoma Valley GSA Advisory Committee

Caitlin Cornwall Chair Environmental interests 
Rosemary Passantino Vice-Chair Valley of the Moon Water District appointee
Jim Bundschu Member North Bay Water District appointee
Greg Carr Member County of Sonoma appointee
Norman Gilroy Member Rural residential well-owners
Joe Lieber Member At-large community interests
Kenneth Johnson Member At-large community interests
Fred Allebach Member Sonoma County Water Agency appointee 
Taylor Serres Member Sonoma Resource Conservation District appointee
Matt Stornetta Member Agricultural interests
Member City of Sonoma appointee
Val King Member Business community interests
As reflected above, each Member Agency appoints a representative to the Advisory Committee, for a total of six members. In addition, the Board appoints six interest-based members to represent environmental interests, rural residential well-users, agricultural interests, the business community, or the community at large.