In addition to serving as Vice Mayor for the City, Chris is also assigned to the following committees:
- Build and Rebuild (recovery)
- Longterm Financial Policy and Audit
- Open Government Taskforce (Chair)
- Violence Prevention Partnership (Alternate)
Chris Also serves as the City’s representative on:
- Mayors and Councilmembers Legislative Taskforce
- Sonoma Clean Power (Alternate)
- Groundwater Sustainability Agency (Alternate)
Additionally, Chris represents Sonoma County’s nine cities on the Consolidated Oversight Board for redevelopment agencies, and was appointed by the President of the California League of Cities as a statewide representative on the Environmental Quality committee.
Chris is a Santa Rosa native who has dedicated his life to our incredible community. Public service is personal to Chris, having been raised in a family that fights for our most vulnerable populations.
He has previously served as Senior staff for multiple California legislators who have represented Santa Rosa residents in the state Capitol – most recently as Senator Mike McGuire’s Senior District Representative. In his career, Chris has worked on issues and legislation that matters most to our city. He has fought to protect our parks and open space, helped to pass legislation to keep seniors in their homes, and worked with small businesses to create good, local jobs.
A specialist in local government and community engagement, Chris understands that our city is strongest when everyone has a voice. The problems we face are not partisan, and neither should be our solutions. He’s worked across the aisle in the legislature and pushed aside arbitrary roadblocks to help address deficiencies in our mental health services, pass sensible pension reforms, and reinvest in our state’s disappearing career technical education programs.
Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters in Public Administration from Sonoma State University. Today, Chris works as the Policy Manager for a local green energy company in Santa Rosa, working to make environmental sustainability accessible to everyone while creating good local jobs.
Chris is working to create a more livable and affordable Santa Rosa