Community Advisory Board



The Community Advisory Board (CAB) connects city government and residents so the public can have a voice in decisions that impact their lives and build a stronger community.



Do you have a fun, creative community project idea but need funding to get it going? The CAB is currently accepting Community Improvement Grant applications for funding up to $2,500 for community-led projects such as community gardens, murals, neighborhood cleanups, and more. Applications are open now through September 30, 2021 to neighborhood and community groups and associations, service clubs, schools and nonprofit organizations. APPY NOW


The Community Advisory Board (CAB) currently has 3 vacancies. If you are interested in serving your community through the CAB, please apply today! APPLY HERE 


The CAB is currently holding their monthly meetings virtually. For a list of upcoming meeting dates and information on how to participate virtually, please visit the City's Virtual Public Participation website.


CAB meeting agendas and minutes can be viewed on the City's Legislative Calendar.


Learn more about your Community Advisory Board (CAB) representatives by reading their bios and why they joined the CAB.

Additional Information 

5-Year Strategic Plan
Community Empowerment Plan

For New CAB Members

CAB Orientation Packet

Presentation: Self and Community Care as an Act of Resistance

On May 19, 2021, Dr. Daniela Dominguez provided the CAB with a presentation on caring for the self, mentally and physically, while engaged in community work. Sonoma County has experienced multiple traumatic events pre and during COVID. One thing has become clear: we need each other to survive and thrive. Inspired by the Audre Lorde Project, this presentation will explain how naming our trauma and needs is a radical act of self and community love. This presentation will offer strategies for grounding, transformation, and accountability. This presentation will introduce the importance of creating a wellness plan to meet self and community needs.

About Dr. Dominguez

Dr. Daniela Domínguez is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco and the Chief Executive Officer at On the Margins, LLC. She is a licensed psychologist and professional clinical counselor with a special interest in liberation psychology, anti-racism, migrant justice, and gender and sexuality matters. Previously, her program of research has focused on understanding how Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) cope with stress and use specific strategies to draw upon resiliencies to achieve positive health. In 2020, the Society of Counseling Psychologists honored her with the “Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Counseling Psychology.” In 2021, the Society of Counseling Psychologists honored her with the “Social Justice Award” for her demonstrated evidence of achieving community change that supports disenfranchised or oppressed groups.