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Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Sonoma County;
Enter The "Cuatro de Mayo" Salsa Competition!
Friday, May 4th@Sally Tomatoes!

Seeking Creative Salsa Chef's Who Can Tantlize The Taste Buds!

Calling all Salsa Makers, you think you have the best?
There are many kinds of salsa out there and we welcome professionals, amateurs, wanna be professionals and salsa clowns all, and consider them to be on an equal playing field in the world of salsa, after all it's just SALSA!!

There is NO COST to enter! You also will receive TWO FREE TICKETS for the comedy show and Wonderbread 5 Concert just for entering!

What You Have To Do
  • To participate you need to prepare two gallons of your salsa.
  • Check in time is 3:00pm to 3:30pm the day of the event. You will be asked to submit three samples of your salsa, we will label them with your number.
  • We will be provide you with a table and two chairs, cups for the salsa, homemade chips and a base table cloth.
  • Feel free to decorate your table and promote your business!
  • Send in your registration form today as we only have 20 spots available!
To Enter Click: 2018 Salsa Competition Registration and 
email to:  Gerard Giudice at Sally Tomatoes,
For more information contact Luke Ammerman at: 510-552-3648 or email

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Windsor Town Green
Windsor would like to invite you to the final Salud! event in Windsor this Sunday, April 22! Celebrate this Earth Day with fitness demonstrations of Tai Chi, Zumba, stretching, yoga and others, along with music, festivities, and a full walk/run for all ages. And don't  forget the FREE health screenings !

Thank you to the Town of Windsor
for co-producing this event!
Thanks also to our sponsors,  Acorn Winery,  Columbia Distributing,  Healdsburg Running Company,  Sarah & Robert Hildreth for Healdsburg,  Montessori School,  La Tortilla Factory

Save the date and bring your friends to this FREE celebration of health and wellness!

If you would like to sponsor the Salud! expos, please contact Debbie Mason at - or spread the word to someone who might be interested!

Salud Needs YOU!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  for Salud! Windsor on Sunday, April 22! 
We need people like you to  help us with the  following projects:
Welcome Team:
Welcome people as they arrive and give
them directions.

Walk/Run Marshals:
Guiding walkers/runners, timing and cheering
them on!
If you would like to sign up for one of these projects, please e-mail us here.


Join us in celebrating  Day of the Child/ Día del Niño  with Family, Nature, and Fun on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Eleven locations throughout Sonoma County. Hosted by the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative (SEEC), Sonoma County parks, nature centers, preserves, and interpretive centers, will open their doors from 12-4 pm  offering amazing outdoor explorations, nature crafts, creek walks, ropes course, bird box building, hands-on activities, visits with animals, family nature walks, and more!

 All offerings are free and several will be offered in English and Spanish. To learn more, visit our interactive  storymap  at  under the tab "Day of the Child." 
Locations and Activities
Environmental Discovery Center   -   Spring Lake Park, 393 Violetti Rd., Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Regional Parks  - Kids crafts, family hikes, face painting, & tide pool presentations
Children's Museum of Sonoma County  -  Seed bombs & spoon catapults
Sonoma County Beekeepers Association  -  Honeybee and pollinator education
Laguna Environmental Center   -  900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
Laguna Foundation   - Bird watching, weaving with plant fibers, & nature games
Sonoma County Water Agency  -  Aquatic macroinvertebrate exploration
California Native Plant Society, Milo Baker Chapter  Seeds exploration
Center for Climate Protection -  People powered smoothie making with the bike blender
Bodega Marine Lab  Touch tank with marine critters
Pepperwood Preserve   -  2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa  (10am - 4pm)
Pepperwood Foundation  - Nature walks, bird boxes, nature crafts, insect exploration, face painting, & taco truck
Larkfield Community Garden and Learning Center   450 Noonan Ranch Ln, Larkfield-Wikiup
       Community Soil Foundation  - Garden activities (adjacent to Maddux Ranch Regional Park)
Fairfield Osborn Preserve  -  Sonoma State University, 6543 Lichau Road, Penngrove
Center for Environmental Inquiry - 3 hour guided tours of the Preserve at noon & 2 pm;
Live insect zoo and children's activities from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
David Yearsley River Heritage Center - Steamer Landing Park6 Copeland Ave., Petaluma
Friends of the Petaluma River  -  Canoeing, kayaking, & paddle boarding on the Petaluma River
Petaluma Bounty Farm   - 55 Shasta Ave., Petaluma
Petaluma Bounty Farm  - Fun with seeds, explore our Unity Garden, & join a farm scavenger hunt
Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve    499 Arabian Way, Healdsburg
LandPaths  -  Quest Exploratory Hike, Check out what's living in the pond, Nature-based arts and crafts
Umpqua ice cream truck
Larson Park  -   329 DeChene Ave., Boyes Hot Springs
La Luz CenterSonoma Land TrustJack London State Historic Park &  Sonoma Ecology Center
Nature walks, watershed activities, music, dancing, food and more!
Sonoma Vallejo Home  -   3rd street West, Sonoma. Vallejo Home parking lot. Down at end of the alameda.
California State Parks  Candle making, basket weaving, wool spinning, tortilla & butter making, & leather tooling; Pomo Youth Dance Group kicks off the day at 11am at the Mission, hike at 11am leaving from the Vallejo Home
Westminster Woods Camp and Conference Center  -   6510 Bohemian Highway, Occidental
Open exploration and scavenger hunt, creek explorations at noon and 2pm, ziplines, treehouse, & cargo net
       Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods  - Marine Education Van

Lend a Hand Day
Sebastopol Regional Library

April 28, 2018
10 AM
7140 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us in building three little free libraries that will be placed in different locations around town. Help spread the love and joy of reading by helping to build and install these delightful little libraries!

Volunteer Training Series #4
Understanding the Power of Addiction

Thursday, April 26, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Catholic Charities Administrative Offices 
987 Airway Court 
Santa Rosa
Doolittle Conference Room
Because you are a valued Catholic Charities Volunteer, you are invited to participate in the fourth learning series that we're offering.  This opportunity will give you the chance to learn more about the struggle of addiction; a struggle that many of our clients deal with on a daily basis. This training will focus on  Understanding the  Power of Addiction  in our community.  
Join Gail and Chris from Narcotics Anonymous on an education presentation surrounding the Power of Addiction. As an agency it is vital that we understand addiction and the ways it impacts all aspects of our client's life. It is also important to understand how addiction affects the lives of those close to the addict. This training will provide volunteers ways to navigate conversations with someone struggling with addiction and ways to care for them and their loved ones.
Volunteer training's are a great way for you to meet other staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities and to learn more about all of our programs.
We promise this training will be as fun as it is informative! This training is open to all! 
*Refreshments will be provided*
Attendance is optional, registration is requested.  To RSVP, use the link below. 

Leadership Santa Rosa Accepting Applications for Class 35 

The application period for Leadership Santa Rosa (LSR) Class 35 opened and we're looking for applicants who are passionate about our community. Will you be part of the Best Class Ever?

Leadership Santa Rosa is an educational program that provides participants with what many call a "Master's Degree in Sonoma County." The purpose of the program is to identify, develop, and equip effective community leaders who will help create and support a spirit of cooperation for the resolution of future community challenges.
The program is designed to meet these challenges by providing a series of ten full-day sessions with community "movers & shakers" and three half-day leadership training sessions. Exposure to pertinent issues, broad thinkers, and the richness of Sonoma County is intended to:
  • Educate future leaders about a broad range of current community needs and concerns,
  • Encourage informed individuals to serve in leadership roles benefitting the community,
  • Enhance community leadership, communication, and management skills,
  • Develop leadership skills by planning the LSR experience for the class the following year.
For more information on selection criteria, program days calendar, and scholarship applications,  visit the LSR page  on the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber's website. If you have questions, please contact Janet Rogers at (707) 636-2845.

Request for Proposal 
Education, Outreach, and Awareness Solicitation
The Office of Health Equity (OHE) is pleased to announce the release of a final Request for Proposal,  the Education, Outreach and Awareness (EOA) Consultant solicitation for the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP).  This solicitation focuses on: 
  • media training for OHE & CRDP contractors and grantees;
  • compelling story telling to heighten the general public's awareness of mental health and the CRDP narrative; and
  • the creation of a mental health poll to gather data about the general public's understanding of mental health.
A Bidder's Conference has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Details on time and location will be posted for public information on the OHE Web page click here and through Cal-eProcure
Virtual attendance is also available by webinar.

Employers Benefit from Experienced Older Workers
May 9 Discussion of The Business Case for Age-Friendly Hiring
Hiring the right employees is a challenge for business when unemployment is low. In Sonoma County, there's a group of workers that offers experience, skills, flexibility in work hours and high job performance to fill the need - older adult job seekers.
"Twenty-five percent of our county population is age 60 and above and many want to work," says Sonoma County Board of Supervisors member Shirlee Zane, District 3. "Unfortunately, older adults can face age discrimination in hiring, despite studies that show that every aspect of job performance gets better as we age."
Employers and human resources professionals in all fields are invited to learn more at a breakfast meeting discussing  Sonoma County's New Workforce: Older Adults  -  The Business Case for Age-Friendly Hiring ,  on Wed., May 9, 7-10am., at Vintners Inn, 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. The event is hosted by Aging Together Sonoma County, the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board and the Economic Development Board.
Reservations are $25 for individuals or $200 for a table of eight at For event information, call ( 707) 525-0143, ext. 100.
The k eynote address,  The Right Stuff: Older Adults Working Longer, Working Smarter , by Richard Adler, Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future, will be followed by a panel of local  age-friendly employers discussing the benefits they've experienced by hiring older workers. The panel will be m oderated by Cynthia Murray, President and CEO, North Bay Leadership Council. Speakers are: Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Jackson Family Wines Larry D. Smith; Bett Dundershein, Business and Community Outreach Coordinator for the San Francisco/Marin YWCA, which runs a program for re-employment of age 55+ women, and Matt Maguire, retired from the commercial solar industry, now working in hospitality industry at Sonoma Portworks.

Support the 2018
Human Race team!
Saturday April 28th, 2018 at 8:00 am

Faith, Courage & Hope
NAMI's logo symbolizes the iris, the subject of 130+ paintings created by Vincent van Gogh while in treatment for mental illness. As a symbol of faith, courage and hope, the iris reminds us that it can take faith and courage to be an advocate for a loved one living with mental illness -- and that the NAMI Sonoma County community is a place to find hope!

We need your help to continue our work supporting families affected by mental illness in Sonoma County. Make a donation of $5, $10 or $50 to support our Human Race team online and/or walk with us on April 28th!

Contact Whitney at 707-527-6655 ext 8 to learn more. Ask her about getting your very own NAMI Sonoma County t-shirt! (Supplies are limited).

Title of Announcement: Director of Human Resourceshr

Job Summary: The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of all Human Resources functions. Works strategically with the senior and line management to support professional development needs of the staff and positive organizational culture.

Responsibilities: (may not include all of the duties assigned)
Plans, organizes and manages all activities of Human Resources Department. Conducts a continuing study of all Human Resources policies, program and practices and keeps management informed of new developments. Ensures compliance around US and State Labor Employment Laws and ensures that activities reflect best practices and the institutional values of West County Health Centers.
Establishes standard recruiting, placement practices and procedures. Oversees orientation process and credentialing system. Creates and manages innovative current and forward-looking recruitment initiatives.
Provides assistance to managers and supervisors in the interpretation and fair application of HR policies and procedures.
Collaborates with line managers to establish in-house training programs that address agency needs across functions. Coordinates All-Staff meetings.
Implements and periodically updates compensation programs, updates job descriptions, as necessary, conducts regular salary surveys and makes compensation recommendations
Manages the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
Provides consultation, coaching and support for standard personnel transactions, probationary action, human relations and conflict management, issue resolution and legal proceedings
Manages the agency's benefits administration including vendor management, enrollment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness, plan design and compliance.
Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale.
Member of the Senior Management Team

Minimum Requirements:  An MA or BS/BA degree or Certification in Human Resources from an accredited college/university and a SPHR credential designation with 10 plus years related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
Strong background and knowledge in labor law and state and federal regulations
Preference will be given to applicants who are fluent in both English and Spanish

Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team.
Ability to problem solve and be self motivated with acute attention to detail.
Possession and retention of a CA Driver License, with a working vehicle and the requisite insurance
Able to travel by car to various clinic locations throughout the County
Must have a commitment to excellence and high standards.
Must comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and WCHC policies.
Must have excellent written and oral skills, strong organizational and analytical skills.
Must have ability to manage priorities and workflow.
Required to have versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and positive attitude.
Required to have the ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
Demonstrate a positive customer service, patient centered approach at all times.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to move freely about the office and carry light loads (up to 25 pounds)
Prolonged sitting and/or standing required.

Title of Announcement: Program Support Staffprogramsupport

Salary: $15 to $20 per hour
Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Summary
The Program Support I, II and III reports to a Program Manager or Administrative Manager, views the program or department deliverables, then, provides and arranges supportive services which systematically move components of these deliverables to achieve overall accountability and completion. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa continues to expand as an agency and provides a wide range of services to many clients throughout the agency. Different programs provide varying service support deliverables in order to meet program goals, agency plans, and grant deliverables. This Program Support position provides administrative, data support, analytical, and facilities support in order to help programs function and meet the needs of the clients we serve. This position is full-time, non-exempt, with a rate of pay of $15 to $20 per hour.

Visit the website at to learn more.

Title of Announcement: Land Stewardship Internintern

Salary: $13.61 - $16.54 Hourly
Closing Date: 4/30/18

Intro: The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (APOSD) seeks a motivated Undergraduate Intern for their Stewardship Program
The Stewardship program ensures protection and enhancement of conservation values for protected lands. In support of the program, the Land Stewardship Intern will support the following tasks, both in the field and at the office:
* Field work on District-protected properties, including easements and District-owned properties
* Global Positioning Systems (GPS) data collection and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data maintenance
* Property information research using public records
* Organization and maintenance of Stewardship Program files and database
* Research of land management best practices and other technical subjects, and summarization of findings

The ideal candidate will be a high school graduate, currently enrolled in a natural resources or environmental science academic or vocational program, who possesses:
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* The ability to work independently and meet deadlines
* Knowledge of Microsoft office and GIS programs. Detail-oriented, able to manage data with precision and accuracy.

For more information & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331.

Title of Announcement: Cadastral Mapping Supervisorcadasteral

Salary: $5,040 - $6,127/Mo.
Closing  Date:  04/23/18

Title of Announcement: Nutritionist - Bilingual (Spanish/English)nutrition

Salary: $59,336.82 - $72,130.88 Annually
Closing Date: 4/30/18

About the Position:  The Bilingual Nutritionist works as part of a staff team within the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program providing nutrition education and breastfeeding support to participants with a strong focus on customer service. This position will:
Interview, evaluate, and assess clients for nutritional needs and WIC eligibility
Prescribe appropriate food packages and make any needed adjustments
Educate, counsel, and refer individuals and families in the WIC program on matters of nutrition and breastfeeding support
Communicate with community agencies, health care providers, media, and other Health Services staff regarding the WIC Program
The ideal candidate will possess:
Current registration as a Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Experience providing individual and group nutrition counseling, assessments, and evaluations
Substantial knowledge of nutritional needs for infants, children, and pregnant and breastfeeding women
Exceptional communication skills to effectively work with individuals from diverse, under-served populations
Please Note: This position requires current registration as a Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or eligibility for registration. An individual hired into this position must obtain registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration within the six month probationary period. For more information on eligibility requirements, please visit The Commission on Dietetic Registration w
Title of Announcement:  Bi-lingual Case Manager, Community Recovery Workcasemanager

Salary:  $18 to $22 Hourly 

Intro: The full-time, non-exempt, Community & Fire Recovery Bi-lingual Case Manager Level I, II & III provides case management services to clients of Catholic Charities. Case Manager is responsible for providing client assessment to clients who were affected by the 2017 Fires; the purpose of this position is to provide long term support to families as they rebuild their homes and their lives.
Case management activities will include determining appropriate financial assistance including but not limited to access rental subsidy assistance to obtain long-term housing; facilitation of credit counseling and financial education, guiding participants with the development, implementation and monitoring of individualized opportunity plans, providing assistance with finding and accessing appropriate related community resources and assisting participants with identifying and overcoming any barriers to access services and achieving goals. Level I, II to III starting hourly rate: $18 to $22

Visit our website at for additional information

Title of Announcement: Accounting Support Assistantaccounting

Salary: $19.95 - $24.26 Hourly 
Closing Date: 4/25/18

Intro: Grow your career with the County of Sonoma. The County of Sonoma Probation Department seeks an Accounting Support Assistant with a starting salary up to $24.26/hour*

The County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunity for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities.

Being an Accounting Support Assistant means you will:
* Review and adjust transactions and accounts, and authorize payment in compliance with established regulations, procedures, and record keeping practices
* Screen documents for accuracy and adherence to requirements
* Post, balance, and reconcile accounts payable/receivable/subsidiary ledgers for programs, individual accounts, and purchase orders
* Authorize and maintain cost records involving the distribution of charges to individual accounts
* Assist in the preparation and reporting of financial and statistical information
* Create routine correspondence for communication with other departments, agencies, and the general public

The ideal candidate will possess:
* The ability to perform accurate data entry
* Experience performing customer service
* The ability to manage a high volume of calls
* Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
* Attention to detail and effective organizational skills

For more information, minimum qualifications, & 
to apply online , please visit or call 707-565-2331.

Title of Announcement: Child and Family Clinicianchildandfam

Closing Date: Unknown

Overview:The Child and Family Clinician leads a multi-disciplinary team in supporting children who are referred through social service, probation or mental health departments. The primary goal of our program is to provide children and families with services that will ensure safety, stability, and permanency. Seneca's clinical practice model integrates attachment theory to build healthy relationships, learning theory to replace negative behaviors with positive ones, and systems theory to address environmental factors.

Serve as the clinical lead and work with the treatment team to provide case management and other mental health services as needed in client homes, in schools, in juvenile probation placement and in the community.
Provide non-traditional counseling, therapy, and case management services to ensure the successful transition of clients and their families to community based resources.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with community members and providers.
Presentations to community partners as it relates to assigned youth's treatment progress
Facilitate treatment team meetings which can include youth, family members, community members, Probation Officers and/or Child Welfare Workers
Participate in all treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary.
Assist with planning for transportation arrangements for school, therapy appointments, and court hearings.
Maintain timely and accurate clinical documentation and agency-assigned paperwork

Master's degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required.
Eligible to register with the BBS
Own vehicle, California driver's license and insurance.
TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other licensing or certification requirements.
Experience in working with children in out of home care preferred
Bilingual abilities a plus!

Title of Announcement: Chief Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservatorchief

Salary: $81,898 - $99,534/Annually
Closing Date: 4/25/18

Intro:  The Human Services Department seeks an experienced individual for Chief Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator. The Chief Deputy Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Public Conservator acts as the legally appointed administrator for the estate of a deceased individual and the legally appointed conservator for persons found by the Courts to be unable to properly care for themselves and/or their finances. 

For more information, minimum qualifications, & to apply online, please visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE 

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