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|
|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|
|Ryan Crawford||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.