Meetings and Speakers

Board/Membership Meetings

Board and membership meetings are held the third Thursday of the month, except February when we hold the AGM and December when we are dark for the holidays.  Meetings are held at the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa and start at noon. All members, potential members and their guests are invited to attend.  Cost for regular meetings is $25 for members with prepaid reservations; $30 for all others and at the door.  Annual meeting pricing varies.  Call 707-481-1089 or e-mail, taxpayer@sonic.net for reservations.

Upcoming Speakers/Programs

Jill Ravitch, Sonoma County District Attorney, 4/20/2017

Suzanne Smith and David Rabbitt, Sonoma County Transportation Authority, 5/18/2017

Dr. Frank Chong, Santa Rosa Junior College, 6/15/2017

Bill Keene, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, 7/20/17

Chris Coursey, Mayor, City of Santa Rosa, 8/17/2017

Past Speakers

Daniel Sanchez, North Bay Association of Realtors, 3/16/17

Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee Political Columnist, 2/16/17

Tony Linegar, Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner, 1/19/2017

Dark, 12/15/2016

Jack Atkin, Independent Citizens Pension Advisory Committee, 11/17/2016

Jerry Threet, SoCo Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review, 10/20/16

Dona Dunk, SoCo Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, 9/15/16

James Gore, SoCo Board of Supervisors, Fourth District, 8/18/16

Lawrence McQuillan, Golden Fleece Award, 7/21/16

Eric Ziedrich, Healdsburg City Councilmember, 6/16/16

Lynda Hopkins, Candidate Fifth District Supervisor, 5/19/16

Jon Coupal, Executive Director, Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Ass’n., 4/21/16

William Adams, Sonoma County Counsel, 3/17/16

Mike McGuire, California State Senator, Annual Dinner, 2/18/16

Lawrence McQuillan, Author and Economist, 1/21/16

Sean McGlynn, City of Santa Rosa City Manager, 11/19/15

Nicole Goehring, Associated Builders & Contractors, PLAs, 10/15/15

Shirlee Zane, SMART Board of Directors, 9/17/15

David Glass, Mayor, City of Petaluma, 8/20/15

Hank Schreeder, Chief of Police, Santa Rosa Police Dept., 7/16/15

Tennis Wick, Sonoma County Permit Resources Management Dept., 6/18/15

Efren Carrillo, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, 5/21/15

Joanne Sanders, Sonoma County Library Commission, 4/16/15

Rollie Atkinson, Sonoma West Publishers, 3/19/15

Marc Levine, California State Assembly, 2/26/15

Julie Wyne, Administrator, Sonoma County Employees Retirement Ass’n., 1/22/15

David McCuan, Professor, Sonoma State University, 11/20/14

Jim Sweeney, Press Democrat Editorial Dept., 10/16/14

Bruce Okrepkie, Mayor, Town of Windsor, 9/25/14

Scott Bartley, Mayor, City of Santa Rosa, Roseland Annexation, 8/21/14

Jose Guillen, Sonoma County Courts Executive Administrator, 7/17/14

Suzanne Smith, Sonoma County Transportation Authority, 6/19/14

Bill Rousseau, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor, 5/15/14

Caroline Fowler, Santa Rosa City Attorney, 4/17/14

Jake Ours, Santa Rosa City Council Member, 3/20/14

Chuck Reed, Mayor of San Jose, 2014 Pension Reform Act, 2/27/14

Bob Williamson and Richard Harkness, Sonoma Clean Power, 1/16/14

Gina Belforte, Golden Gate Bridge District, 11/21/13

Bryant Moynihan, Petaluma’s Illegal Funding Practices, 10/17/13

Susan Klassen, Sonoma County Dept. of Public Works (Mecham Rd. landfill), 9/19/13

Doug Bosco, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 8/15/13

Jill Ravitch, Sonoma County District Attorney, 7/18/13

Joe Nation, Stanford University, 6/20/13

David Rabbitt, President, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, 5/16/13

Randy DeCaminada, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, 4/18/13

David Sundstrom, SoCo Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, 3/21/13

Harold Johnson, Pacific Legal Foundation, 2/21/13

Dr. Frank Chong, Santa Rosa Jr. College, 1/17/13

Brian Sobel, Sobel Communications, Election Recap, 11/15/12

Cordel Stillman, Sonoma Clean Power, 10/18/12

Discussion re November state ballot measures, 9/20/2012

Jake Mackenzie, Metropolitan Transortation Commission, 8/16/2012

Bill Keene, SoCo Agricutural Preservation and Open Space District, 7/19/2012

Kathy Millison, Santa Rosa City Manager, 6/21/2012

Gary Plass, Mayor, City of Healdsburg and Chair, Northern California Power Agency  5/17/2012

Mike McGuire, SoCo 4th District Supervisor – 4/19/12

Farhad Mansourian, SMART – 3/12/12

Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee – 2/12/12

Dr. Steven Herrington, SoCo Office of Education – 1/12/12

No Meeting in December 2011

Gabriel Gonzalez, Rohnert Park City Manager – 11/11

David Rabbitt, Sonoma County Supervisor – 10/11

Gary Wysocky, Santa Rosa Councilmember – 9/11

Steve Freitas, Sonoma County Sheriff – 8/11

Shirlee Zane, Sonoma County Supervisor – 7/11

Nancy Bennett, Regional Mgr. League of Calif. Cities – 6/11

Guy Kovner, staff writer, Press Democrat -5/11

Scott Bartley – Santa Rosa City Council member – 4/11

Kathy Millison – Santa Rosa City Manager  – 3/11

Steven Greenhut – Author of “Plunder”  -2/11

Rod Dole – Sonoma County Auditor, Controller, Tax Collector – 1/11

Dark for the Holidays   – 12/10

Bob Andrews – Local Public Pension Solutions – 11/10

Jon Stout – Sonoma County Airport Manager -10/10

Veronica Ferguson, Sonoma County Administrator – 9/10

Open Forum Discussion on Nov. 2010 Propositions & Measures – 8/10

Mike Harris, Petaluma Council Member – 7/10

Paul Gullixson, Editorial Director, The Press Democrat – 6/10

Open Forum Discussion on State and Local ballot measures – 5/10

Stephan Passalaacqua, Sonoma County District Attorney – 4/10

Susan Gorin, Mayor, City of Santa Rosa – 3/10

Jon Coupal, Pres. Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assocition – 2/10

Efren Carrillo, County Supervisor – 1/10

Dianne Thompson, Cotati City Manager – 10/09

Dr. Robert Agrella, Superintendent & President, Santa Rosa Junior College District – 09/09

Richard Bottarini, Executive Officer, Local Agency Formation Commission(LAFCO) – 08/09

Dr. Carl Wong, Superintendent, Sonoma County Office of Education – 07/09

Janice Atkinson, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor – 06/09

Luis Rivera, Asst. Executive Officer, North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board -05/09

No Speaker, Discussion of State Propositions – 04/09

Paul Kelley, Sonoma County Supervisor- 03/09

Daniel Weintruab, Columnist, Sacramento Bee – 02/09

Rod Dole, Sonoma County Controller, Treasurer, Assessor – 01/09

Chris Smith, Columnist, Santa Rosa Press Democrat – 11/08
John Brown, City Manager of Petaluma – 08/08
Michael Franks, Santa Rosa’s Assistant City Manager -07/08
Jeff Weaver & Dave Brennan –  06/08
Joanne Sanders, Mayor of Sonoma –  05/08
Jake McKenzie, Mayor of Rohnert Park –  04/08
Chris Coursey, Manager, Community Relations, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) –  03/08
Annual Meeting – Dan Walters, Syndicated Columnist for the Sacramento Bee –  02/08
Mitch Stogner, Executive Director, North Coast Rail Authority –  01/08
Marc Kelley & Evan Jacobs, American Water Company –  10/07
Jim Bouler, Mark West Community Service District –  9/07
Sandra Cooper, Director, Sonoma County Libraries – 8/07
William Cogbill, Sheriff, Sonoma – 7/07
Rita Scardaci, Director, Sonoma County Health Services Dept. –  6/07
Bill Boerum, Director, Sonoma Valley Hospital District – 5/07
Jeff Kolin, City Manager, Santa Rosa – 4/19
Vincent Long, City Manager of Cloverdale – 3/07
Keith Woods, Chief Executive Officer, North Coast Builders Exchangee – 2/07
Robert Agrella, President, Santa Rosa Junior College – 1/07
Paul Kelly, Sonoma County Supervisor – 11/06
Randy Poole, General Manager, Chief Engineer, Sonoma County Water Agency – 10/06
Suzanne Wilford, Executive Director, Sonoma County Transportation Authority – 8/06
David Knight, Sonoma County Director of Transportation and Public Works – 7/06
Steve Donley, City Manager, Rohnert Park – 6/06
Bob Dias, Sonoma County Administrator – 5/06
Matt Mullan, Windsor Town Manager – 4/06
Robert Kowal, President/CEO, Sonoma Valley Hospital – 3/06
Brad Bollinger, Editor, The North Bay Business Journal – 2/06
Ken Wells, County Manager, Integrated Waste Management Program – 1/06
Bob Andrews, Partner, Jordan & Andrews – 11/05
Fred Levin, SCTA’s Executive Director – 10/05
Bill Adams, Deputy Counsel, Sonoma County – 9/05
Bill Rousseau, Chief Deputy, County Assessor – 9/05
Sharon Liddell, Superindent, Santa Rosa Schools – 8/05
Doug Bower, Asst. Superindent Admin, Santa Rosa Schools – 8/05
Tamara Davis, Foreperson ProTem, Sonoma County Grand Jury – 7/05
Daniel Solnit, GE Free Sonoma – 6/05
Lex McCorvey, Exec. Dir. Farm Bureau – 6/05
Tom Ford, Sonoma County Treasurer-Tax Collector – 5/05
Andrea Mackenzie, Exec. Dir., Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation/Open Space District – 5/05
Paul Kelly, Sonoma County Supervisor – 4/05
Jane Bender, Mayor of Santa Rosa – 3/05
Daniel Weintraub, Sacramento Bee syndicated columnist – 2/05
Carl Wong, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools – 1/05
Carl Leivo, City Manager, Rohnert Park – 11/04
Eeve Lewis, Sonoma County Clerk, Assessor & Registrar of Voters – 10/04
Suzanne Woodrum, Sonoma County Tourism Director – 9/04
William Cogbill, Sonoma County Sheriff – 8/04
Dave Brennan, Sebastopol City Manager – 7/04
Jim Johnson, SCTA Director – 6/04
Rod Dole – Sonoma County Controller – 5/04
Stephan Passalacqua – Sonoma County District Attorney – 4/04
Lex McCorvey, Executive Director, Sonoma County Farm Bureau – 3/04
Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee Political Columnist – 2/04
Jeff Kolin, Santa Rosa City Manager & Sharon Wright, Mayor of Santa Rosa – 1/04
Cora Guy, Sonoma County’s Chief Probation Officer – 11/03
Doug Bower, Assistant Superintendent, and Kim Agrella, Director, Financial Services, Santa Rosa City Schools – 10/03
Ben Stone, Sonoma County Economic Development Director – 9/03
Margaret Briare, Bodega Bay Fire Protection District Director, 9/03
Jon Stout, Sonoma County Airport Manager – 8/03
Ted Green, Californians Against Higher Taxes – 8/03
Tom Ford, Sonoma County Treasurer-Tax Collector – 7/03
Valerie Brown, Sonoma County Supervisor – 4/03
David Glass, Mayor of Petaluma – 3/03
Patricia Wiggins – State Assemblywoman – 2/03
Sharon Wright, Mayor of Santa Rosa – 1/03
Tom Trice – Director, Sonoma County Library – 11/02
Armando Flores – Mayor of Rohnert Park – 10/02
Susanne Wilford – Executive Dir. SC Transportation Authority – 9/02
Carl Wong, Superintendent, SC Office of Education – 8/02
Larry McConnell, Executive Dir. SC Alliance – 7/02
David Knight, SC Deputy Dir. Transportation/Public Works – 3/02
Andrea MacKenzie, Gen. Mgr. Ag Preservation/Open Space – 2/02
Mike Chrystal, SC Administrator – 1/02
Rod Dole, SC Auditor-Controller – 1/01
Robert Agrella, President, Santa Rosa Junior College – 11/01
Bill Gogbill, SC Sheriff – 10/01
Ben Stone, Director, SC Economic Development Bd. – 9/01
Ed Brauner – Deputy City Manager, Santa Rosa – 8/01
Mike Mullins, SC District Attorney – 7/01
Bill Carle, Board President, Santa Rosa City Schools – 6/01
Jim Gallagher, SC Assessor – 5/01
Paul Kelley, Sonoma County Supervisor – 4/01
Mike Kerns, Sonoma County Supervisor – 3/01

Sonoma County Taxpayers’ Association
P.O. Box 14241
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
707)-481-1089
taxpayer@sonic.net