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Day of Caring 2008 Bellevue Ranch Neighborhood Cleanup Volunteers Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force People of all ages get to help paint murals Target volunteers at Dutton Ave mural Martial Arts Youth Institute Martial Arts Youth Institute Aston Ave Mural Cub Scouts Cleanup 2010 Day of Caring 2009 Day of Caring 2009 Day of Caring 2009 Day of Caring 2008 Day of Caring 2011 - Graffiti Cleanup along Greenway Mighty Peacock Mural at Dutton and Naify Steve Burns, Graffiti Volunteer of the Year 2010 Spring Clean mural project 2008 Green Sangha Sonoma County 350 Action

NOW Accepting applications for Community Improvement Grants, due July 1, 2014.  Applications are available in both English and Spanish.

 

Welcome to the City of Santa Rosa’s Community Engagement Program! Housed in the City Manager’s Office, this program focuses on the most important natural resource we have: people. Residents of Santa Rosa have worked tirelessly to build neighborhood coalitions, clean-up parks, plant gardens, build relationships, and create a sense of community.

Do you want to get to know your neighbors better? Have you ever wanted to build a neighborhood group and wondered where to begin? Does a block party, clothing exchange, community garden, or neighborhood garage sale sound like fun to you? Have you ever wondered how you can influence decisions affecting you within the city? Community Engagement is about giving you the tools needed to take a leadership role and work with your community to decide what issues are worth investing in. It involves a partnership between government and the people it represents. It means taking collective responsibility for the conditions of our community.

Opportunities for involvement abound and every member of this community is invited to participate. Don’t be the last to join the fun!

  Building Community
The Mighty Peacock Award Recipient - Diane Cox
The Mighty
Peacock Award
The Mighty Peacock Award is a recognition of residents who have gone above and beyond the expectations of being a good neighbor by serving others, beautifying a neighborhood, or strengthening our community.
Learn what Diane Cox has done for our community!
Santa Rosa Standout Rainer Navarro
Santa Rosa
Standouts
Do you ever wonder who the individuals are who make up your city government? Many are residents just like you who are passionate about the city and its health. Outside of their work, city employees volunteer for numerous organizations.
Find out what makes Rainer Navarro stand out!
Discussions Involving Neighborhood Engagement (DINE)
Discussions Inspiring Neighborhood Engagement (DINE)
The foundation of this program is the power of making connections with members of your community that you might otherwise never have the opportunity to meet. What better way to facilitate those connections than through sharing a meal?
The next DINE on Civic Participation is Friday, February 28, 2014 from 6-8 PM!
Jill Ravitch
Coffee with a Local Leader
Every month, one of the City’s Department heads or a local leader will be available at a local coffee shop to talk with residents. Check out which leader will be featured each month and where s/he will be visiting.
Meet Sonoma County District Attorn, Jill Ravitch, March 21st at Tudor Rose English Tea Room, 733 4th Street!
  Community Calendar
This is the Sonoma County Community Calendar maintained by Sonoma State University's Center for Community Engagement. Please feel free to browse, read about, and attend these community events.  You are also encouraged to add events that are open to the community.
  Neighborhood Resources
Neighborhood Resources
Learn how to organize your neighborhood, expand your Neighborhood Watch efforts, and other useful tips for strengthening community. The Neighborhood Resources section will be expanding to include articles written by local neighborhood leaders. Learn from the people who have been through it before and know how to be successful. Stay tuned for informative videos created to help navigate the way through City processes and procedures.

  Neighborhood Groups
Neighborhood Groups
Find out about existing neighborhood associations, Homeowner’s Associations, and community groups. Follow links to check out how different neighborhoods are organizing online and join in on the conversation. Create your own neighborhood chat group using i-Neighbors.com or join an established group. If you have a neighborhood website you would like added to this page, please contact your Community Engagement Coordinator.

  Volunteer Santa Rosa
Volunteer Santa Rosa
Want to get involved with your neighborhood, but don’t know where to start? Well you have come to the right place! The city has many opportunities for volunteers interested in giving back to the community and helping to keep the city clean and beautiful. Volunteer positions exist in numerous city departments and include creek stewards, Adopt-A-Park, graffiti removal, Fire Corp, and Community Gardener. Visit our Volunteer page to find out what opportunity is right for you. Every little bit helps!
  Community Advisory Board
Community Advisory Board
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a 14-member panel of residents from 7 districts across the city. Each is appointment by a member of the City Council and is tasked with representing their district’s neighborhood issues and input to the Council. Each must live in the district he/she represents. They are conduits for neighborhood associations, local organizations, and individuals who want to be involved in local issues. They are a resource for the community to organize and be heard.  Annual Community Improvement Grants are available. Learn more about how your neighborhood can apply! 
 
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Jennifer Tuell
Community Engagement Coordinator
JTuell@srcity.org
(707) 543-3023