Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane took office in January 2009. Prior to her election she served for 10 years as CEO for Council on Aging. Supervisor Zane has over three decades of experience working in the fields of health and human services. Supervisor Zane serves on several county, regional and national boards including the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Transportation Authority/Regional Climate Protection Authority, Sonoma County Water Agency, and the National Council on Science and the Environment. Additionally, the Supervisor is a member of the Healthy Counties Advisory Board, serves as Vice Chair the Veterans and Military Services and Behavioral Health Committees, and is a member of the Immigration Reform Task Force, all for the National Association of Counties.
The Supervisor is leading Sonoma County’s Water Agency on atmospheric rivers, related weather forecasting technology, and their potential benefits to the future of water management. Through her advocacy and leadership, Supervisor Zane has developed a well-earned reputation for strong conservation values in addition to her environmental and social justice ethic. In the wake of the 2017 North Bay/Sonoma Complex wildfires the effort to rebuild lost homes, add new housing, bolster the economy, and ensure full disaster recovery are the Supervisor’s primary goals.