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Library Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) Review Advisory Committee

Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) Review Advisory Committee - Overview


The committee was established by the Sonoma County Mayors & Council members’ Board of Directors at their 8/9/12 meeting ( PDF: 534 kB). The motion approved the composition of a committee to be made up of 11 members: 9 members representing one from each city; 1 member from the County; and 1 member from the Library Commission.  Appointments can be an elected official, staff member, or other individual as designated by each of the jurisdictions (for instance, the City or County can appoint a Library Advisory Board member). The committee’s objective is to develop recommendations for the approval of Councils and Board of Supervisors to update the JPA Library System governing document.


Board of Supervisors 10/2/2012 Board Action #13, Library Commission 9/5/2012 Action, and each individual City Council action (various dates)


Until review of the Library Joint Powers Agreement Review is completed

Meeting Schedule



Committee Members

As of November 30, 2012

Agency Appointee Name Title Term Expires  
City of Cloverdale Bob Cox (Primary)
Joe Palla (Alternate)
Vice Mayor
December 2016
December 2014
City Cotati John Dell’Osso (Primary)
Dianne Thompson (Alternate
City Manager
November 2016
City of Healdsburg Marjie Pettus City Manager N/A
City of Petaluma Teresa Barrett (Primary)
Scott Brodhun (Alternate)
Assistant City Manager
December 2014
City of Rohnert Park Amy Ahanotu Councilmember December 2014
City of Santa Rosa Jennifer Phillips
Eric McHenry
Assistant City Manager
City Chief Technology Officer
City of Sebastopol Sarah Glade Gurney Councilmember November 2014
City of Sonoma Carol Giovanatto Assistant City Manager N/A
Town of Windsor Linda Kelly (Primary)
David Kelley (Alternate)
Town Manager
Special Projects Manager
Library Commission Julia Freis
Helena Whistler (Alternate)
Commission Chair
February 2013
January 2015
County of Sonoma Mike McGuire (Primary)
Efren Carrillo (Alternate)
District 4 Supervisor
District 5 Supervisor
December 2014
December 2016

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