Office of Community Engagement

June 2017

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ANNOUNCMENT: COOLING CENTER TO OPEN AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21ST AND THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND

The National Weather Service has extended the heat advisory through Thursday, June 22, 2017. Temperatures in Santa Rosa are expected to peak at 102 degrees on Wednesday and 105 degrees on Thursday. The heat advisory will be in effect until Thursday evening. 

With the latest round of forecasted high temperatures, the City of Santa Rosa will open a cooling center at the Finley Community Center on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22 from 11am-7pm. Water will be provided. 

For more information, including rules of the Cooling Center, heat do's and don'ts, and more on the heat advisory, please visit the City of Santa Rosa Emergency webpage.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Community Advisory Board 2017-18 Community Improvement Grant Program Now Open!

Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement! Our office utilizes the most important resource available to us: people! Whether you are wanting to participate in your local government, reduce youth violence in your neighborhood, or help bring people together where you live, you have come to the right place! Our office includes the following programs:

  • Community Engagement
  • Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership 
  • Community Advisory Board
Please see information below about both programs. We look forward to speaking with you!
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Community Engagement Program


The Community Engagement Program provides support and resources to community and to other City departments in an effort to improve relationships between residents of Santa Rosa and the City of Santa Rosa. This includes:

  • Conducting door-to-door outreach in project neighborhoods
  • Creating fun and engaging methods to get information out to the public
  • Coordinating community meetings and workshops
  • Participating in community and neighborhood meetings 
  • And more! 
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Community Advisory Board


Staff from the Office of Community Engagement also provides support to the Community Advisory Board (CAB). CAB's current focus is on the following:
  • Housing for All
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Priorities - Town Hall Meetings and Other Outreach
  • Community Improvement Grant Program
  • Strengthening Public Involvement Process 
  • Building Community

Violence Prevention Partnership 

The Partnership is a collaborative effort involving private citizens, government, local community-based organizations, schools, parents, the faith community, and local law enforcement to prevent violence in our community and provide support for our youth and families through partnerships. Please visit our webpage for more information! 

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