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  1. Santa Rosa Merit Awards Honor Outstanding Community Volunteers

    Twelve extraordinary individuals and organizations have been selected to receive the 2022 Merit Awards, which acknowledge outstanding volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  2. City of Santa Rosa Launches Housing and Downtown Development Trackers

    The tracking tools address community questions about how the city is meeting its housing needs. Read on...
  3. Santa Rosa Housing Projects Approved for Homekey Funding

    State’s Homekey program to fund Caritas Center and St. Vincent de Paul Commons, creating new housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  4. Santa Rosa Minimum Wage Increasing to $17.06 on January 1, 2023

    The hourly minimum wage applies to all employees working within city limits. Read on...
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  1. Sept. 22, 2022

    Drought Update | Homeowner Earthquake Grant | Merit Award Winners | Rosie the Trolley Tour | Storm Water & Creeks Team Spotlight | And More Additional Info...
  2. Sept. 15, 2022

    Celebrate and Participate in Creek Week | Housing Heroes | Bird E-Scooters Ribbon Cutting | Merit Awards Ceremony | HAWK Signals | And More Additional Info...
  3. Sept. 8, 2022

    Are You Wildfire Ready? | Find & Fix Leaks | Fulton Road Project Updates | Emergency Operations Plan Update | Santa Rosa Water Team Spotlight | And More Additional Info...
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Meet the Team

  1. Lon Peterson

    Director of Communications
    Phone: 707-543-4699

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    Scott Alonso

    Intergovernmental Relations & Legislative Officer
    Phone: (707) 543-4624

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    Kristi Buffo

    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: (707) 543-3276

    Recreation, Housing and Community Development, Homelessness Services

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    Kevin King

    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 707-543-4625

    Planning & Economic Development, Parking, City Clerk

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    Elise Miller

    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: (707) 543-3799


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    Alexa Popplewell

    Communication Coordinator
    Phone: (707) 543-4198


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    Jaime Smedes

    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: (707) 543-4537

    Transportation and Public Works, Transit, Parks

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    Brayden Jaco

    Community Outreach Specialist
    Phone: (707) 543-4567

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    Katy Oceguera

    Community Outreach Specialist
    Phone: (707) 543-3727

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