Pictured (L-R are): Mayor Madolyn Agrimonti (Sonoma), Mayor Brigette Mansell (Healdsburg), Mayor Mark Landman (Cotati), Mayor Chris Coursey (Santa Rosa), Mayor Joe Palla (Cloverdale), Mayor Pam Stafford (Rohnert Park), Mayor Bruce Okrepkie (Windsor), Mayor David Glass (Petaluma), and Mayor Patrick Slayter (Sebastopol) with Hawke, his dog.


Did you know?
The City of Sebastopol is the Chair City of the Mayors’ and Councilmembers’ Association of Sonoma County for 2018. The Mayors’ and Councilmembers’ Association meets on a bi-monthly basis to connect and plan for the future, and this year, the theme is Emergency Services and Fire Recovery. Each meeting will contain presentations on information related to Fire Recovery and each host City will recognize organizations that supported our communities during the fires from their cities.
In early February, Mayor Patrick Slayter hosted the first of five Association meetings for the year. Matt Martin from Redwood Credit Union, Chris Helgren from the Sonoma County Office of Emergency Services, and volunteers from PALS (Paws as Loving Support) Assistance Dogs presented on the work they’ve done to help our communities recover from the October wildfires. Sonoma County Supervisors Lynda Hopkins and Shirlee Zane were also in attendance.
Pictured (L-R): Karen and Star, Pam and Rudy, Michelle and Nadia, Pat and HawkeMayor Slayter himself is a PALS volunteer, along with his dog, Hawke. PALS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the human/animal bond by providing specially trained dogs in many circumstances. After the fires, PALS teams made hundreds of visits to shelters, the Fairgrounds, and schools as they re-opened to provide emotional support and social therapy. Members of PALS were at the meeting last week to share their mission to provide assistance to anyone needing a helping “paw.”


Pictured (L-R) are: Karen and Star, Pam and Rudy, Michelle and Nadia, and Pat and Hawke 

The City of Sebastopol and the Mayors’ and Councilmembers’ Association would like to thank The Barlow for providing the location, Friedman Wines, MacPhail Wines, Wind Gap Wines, and Crooked Goat Brewing for providing the wine and beer, Trends Catering for providing the food, and our very own Vice Mayor Neysa Hinton for creating the flower arrangements for the center pieces.


Pictured (L-R) are: Bill Braga, Councilmember Una Glass, City Manager Larry McLaughlin, Vice Mayor Neysa Hinton, Assistant City Manager/City Clerk Mary Gourley, Mayor Patrick Slayter and his wife, Theresa Russo.