Advisory Committee

About the Committee

The Santa Rosa Plain 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, 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 are two-years (after initial staggered terms), and interested individuals can apply to participate by contacting the GSA Administrator.

Santa Rosa Plain GSA Advisory Committee

Bob Anderson Chair Agricultural interests
Rue Furch Vice-Chair Environmental interests
Sarah Davis Member Independent Water Systems appointee
David Noren Member Rural residential well-owners
Shirley Johnson Member Environmental interests
Peter Martin
Member City of Santa Rosa appointee
Member Sonoma County Water Agency appointee
Arthur Deicke 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
Dante Del Prete Member City of Sebastopol appointee
Matt O’Connor Member Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District appointee
Justin Brandt Member City of Rohnert Park appointee
Elizabeth Cargay 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, appoints a representative to the Advisory Committee, for a total of ten members. In addition, seven interest-based members are appointed by the Board to represent environmental, rural residential well-users, agricultural, and the business community.

The Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria, an eligible entity, has elected not to participate on the Board of Directors but holds a seat on the Advisory Committee. The entity, not the Board, appoints its representative.