The Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Advisory Committee typically meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday, every other month, at the Santa Rosa Utilities Field Office, 35 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa.
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, rural residential well users and public water districts. 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 administrator. For more information on current Advisory Committee members, click here.
Santa Rosa Plain GSA Advisory Committee
|Bob Anderson||Chair||Agricultural interests|
|Rue Furch||Vice-Chair||Environmental interests|
|Chris Bates||Member||Independent Water Systems appointee|
|Doug Beretta||Member||Rural residential well-owners|
|Sebastian Bertsch||Member||Environmental interests|
|Jennifer Burke||Member||City of Santa Rosa appointee|
|Carolyn Dixon||Member||Sonoma County Water Agency appointee|
|Joe Gaffney||Member||Business community interests|
|Maureen Geary||Member||Graton Rancheria appointee|
|Mark Grismer||Member||County of Sonoma appointee|
|Wayne Haydon||Member||Sonoma Resource Conservation District appointee|
|David Long||Member||Agricultural interests|
|Henry Mikus||Member||City of Sebastopol appointee|
|Matt O’Connor||Member||Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District appointee|
|Mary Grace Pawson||Member||City of Rohnert Park appointee|
|Sandi Potter||Member||Town of Windsor appointee|
|Craig Scott||Member||City of Cotati appointee|
|Marlene Soiland||Member||Rural residential well-owners|
As reflected above, each Member Agency, as well as the Mutual Water & Public Utilities Commission-Regulated Companies, appointed a representative to the Advisory Committee, for a total of nine members. In addition, seven interest-based members were appointed by the Board to represent environmental, rural residential well-users, agricultural, and the business community.
The following eligible entities have elected not to participate on the Board of Directors but shall hold a seat on the Advisory Committee. These entities, not the Board, appointed their representatives:
- Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria
- City of Sebastopol