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Jon Davis Town Manager

Hello Windsor! 

As we begin to venture into the summer months, it is important to be prepared for warming trends and excessive temperatures. This past weekend we experienced a Heat Warning with temperatures exceeding 99 degrees during the peak hours while another heat wave is on its way. To assist those in need, the Windsor Senior Recreation Center has been identified as a “Cooling Safe Haven” allowing patrons to cool off in an air-conditioned environment. For more information on the “Cooling Safe Haven” and hours of operations visit  Windsor Senior Recreation Center - Cooling Safe Haven

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Have you ever attended a Summer Nights on the Green concert, or a Tuesday Night Movie on the Green? Have you sent your child to Camp Windsor, Little Hoopers, or one of the three preschool programs offered by the Town of Windsor? Have you ever taken a yoga class at the Windsor Senior Recreation Center, attended Water Fitness in the WSRC pool, or registered for an adult sports league such as basketball, softball, or bocce? Have you ever rented a picnic area in Windsor or one of the Town’s community facilities such as the Huerta Gymnasium or the Community Center for a special celebration? If you have, then you have worked with the Town’s Recreation Division! 

This division takes pride in bringing “FUN” to the community. Working under the Parks & Recreation Director, the Recreation Division consists of seven full-time staff members and over 70 part-time seasonal staff. Every year, the Division strives to offer a wide range of recreational and enrichment experiences to the community and beyond. 

If you haven’t had the chance to explore the offerings of the Town of Windsor’s Recreation Division, be sure to do so soon! To stay updated on the latest events and upcoming attractions, visit our website at Parks & Recreation | Windsor, CA - Official Website ( There, you’ll find more information about what’s happening in our community and what exciting things are on the horizon. Don’t miss out on all the fun and opportunities awaiting you in Windsor!


On July 14, Governor Newsom announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded the Town of Windsor the Prohousing Designation. Jurisdictions that earn the coveted Prohousing Designation have demonstrated a commitment to enacting policies to accelerate housing production and preserve affordable housing stock, and they have shown themselves to be partners with the state in combatting the housing crisis. 

The Town of Windsor is one of five jurisdictions statewide that recently received the Prohousing designation. Also included were the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma. With this announcement, there are now 27 Prohousing communities throughout the state, representing only 5% of all jurisdictions in California (cities and counties). The Prohousing designation makes these jurisdictions eligible for financial incentives and grant funding, including additional points in the scoring of competitive funding programs administered by HCD. 


Mark your calendars for the upcoming Windsor Day Parade, taking place on Saturday, September 30, followed by an exciting concert and festival on the Town Green.

The Kiwanis Club of Windsor is thrilled to announce that they are now accepting parade applications and seeking nominations from the community for the esteemed positions of Duke and Duchess of the Parade. 

Nominees for Duke and Duchess should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Windsor
  • Demonstrate active involvement and volunteer work within the Windsor community
  • Make notable contributions to the youth of Windsor
  • Exhibit leadership qualities in the community

If you are aware of a community member who embodies these qualities and deserves a nomination, we encourage you to send an email to [email protected] and include your nominee’s name, phone number, or email and a description of how they meet the criteria above.

Help us recognize and celebrate the outstanding individuals who contribute to the vibrant spirit of Windsor. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this memorable event, to apply to be in the parade visit, Parade | Kiwanis Club of Windsor (


On June 29, the Public Works Department hosted Michael Mosley from the United States Bureau of Reclamation (U.S. BOR) for a tour of the Town of Windsor’s wastewater treatment plant. Mr. Mosley is the Chief of the Water Supply Planning Branch at the Mid-Pacific Regional Office for the Bureau of Reclamation.

A few months ago, the Town applied for a grant with the U.S. BOR for a feasibility study, which could potentially lead to funding for wastewater treatment plant construction projects. As some of the infrastructure at the wastewater treatment plant has aged past its useful life, this grant would be a great benefit to the Town. Public Works hopes to receive feedback soon to determine if their grant application will be funded.


I scream you scream, we all scream for PARKS!

July is Parks Make Life Better Month, a time to recognize the vital role that Parks and Recreation play in fostering a healthy and thriving community. Windsor’s Parks and Recreation team celebrated the occasion with an ice cream social for staff on the Town Green, an appreciation event for those who support and maintain our public parks, facilities, and programs.

Whether it’s connecting with nature, improving your physical health, or enjoying a community gathering, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating the many offerings and services our Parks and Recreation Department provides throughout the month of July by visiting Parks & Recreation | Windsor, CA - Official Website (


Manuel “Mike” Lownes, a beloved resident of Windsor recently celebrated his 105th birthday surrounded by friends and a surprise guest Mayor Rosa Reynoza this past weekend. A festive occasion hosted by Town Staff at the Windsor Senior Recreation Center.

Born on July 14, 1918, Mike's life has spanned a remarkable century, witnessing significant changes and historical events. Mike served in the Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 111 for 64 years.

The mayor's surprise appearance added a special touch to the festivities. She praised Mike's contributions to the community and presented him with a heartfelt proclamation. The highlight of the event was the touching photograph capturing the passing of wisdom from one generation to another.

The celebration left an indelible mark on the hearts of attendees, reminding everyone of the importance of cherishing and honoring our elders. The Town’s commitment to its senior citizens promises a future that embraces both its history and the promise of tomorrow.


Zero Waste Week is a grass-roots approach to raise awareness about the environmental impacts of waste and ways to live a more zero-waste lifestyle.

Throughout the week of July 23 - 30, California North Bay communities demonstrate how they are part of the solution through public awareness and activities that focus on reducing, reusing, recycling, repurposing, and composting. Anyone can be part of the solution!

For more information on the 37 events occurring throughout Sonoma County visit 2023 Zero Waste Week – Zero Waste North Bay. To start the week off, the following events will be available and for the full list click the link above.

Zero Waste Week Mixer Kick-off - July 24

As part of Zero Waste Week, Zero Waste Sonoma has organized a Zero Waste mixer event on Monday, July 24 from 5PM – 7PM, at the Advanced Energy Center in Santa Rosa. 

The event will provide participants the opportunity to learn about clean energy upgrades and ways to reduce energy use.

For more information and to register for the event visit Zero Waste Week Mixer Kick-off! – Zero Waste North Bay

Spanish Language Compost Workshop - July 26

The Soluna Outreach Solutions is hosting a Spanish language compost workshop on July 26 at 12:30PM, at Bayer Farm in Santa Rosa. 

The workshop will be combined with the Bayer Farm community food-sharing event and will be conducted completely in Spanish.   

For more information and directions to the location visit Spanish Language Compost Workshop – Zero Waste North Bay

Windsor Community Walk-Around and Livability Tour - July 29

WeACT a local citizen’s group will host a walk-around and livability tour on July 29 from 10AM – 12PM on the Town Green. 

The event will include a presentation on healthy communities providing a lens to evaluate the area for walkability, bikes, and comfort while having an expert on town design help participants "see" an area regarding its "livability". 

For more information on the event visit Windsor Community Walk-Around and Livability Tour – Zero Waste North Bay


We're Hiring

The Town of Windsor is looking for talented people. For information on open positions, click here for the full list. If you have questions about working for the Town, please reach out to our Human Resources team at [email protected]

Join our team! Go here to apply.


Public Meetings & Workshop

Here are some public Town meetings and workshops coming up in June – we’d love to see you. You can always find meeting information on the calendar on the Town website homepage. 

July 25, 5:30PM: Planning Commission

July 26, 4:30PM: Public Art Advisory Commission


Take advantage of Sonoma Clean Power GridSavvy Rewards! 

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is launching GridSavvy Rewards for the 2023 season (May - October). GridSavvy Rewards is a new way for SCP customers to earn rewards for saving energy during hours of high electricity usage on the electric power grid.

  • You will receive $25 as a bonus when you enroll in GridSavvy Rewards. 
  • You will earn additional rewards every time you reduce energy when a GridSavvy Rewards energy-saving alert is sent via text or email. 
  • There are no penalties for not reducing electricity usage, only rewards when you do. 
  • There is no need for expensive equipment or for special technology. Simply reduce electricity use when SCP notifies you and you’ll earn rewards!

Learn more and enroll in this program at GridSavvy Rewards Alerts Launches for 2023 | Sonoma Clean Power

House with Panels

Curious about home electrification? Check out SCP Electrify! 

With the new SCP Electrify tool, you will learn how transitioning to all-electric can help you save money and greenhouse gas emissions. By creating an account, you can discover the clean energy opportunities in your home and get valuable, actionable insights on which clean technology is right for you.

Learn more and enroll in this program at SCP Electrify | Sonoma Clean Power

Looking to make upgrades to your home and need financial assistance? 

The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP), a county-wide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program provides financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable generation, seismic, and wildfire safety improvements to residential and commercial buildings. 

For more information call (707) 565-6470 or visit About SCEIP Financing (


On August 1, 5PM-7PM, come join Windsor Police Department and Sonoma County Fire District for the National Night Out celebration on the Town Green. The celebration will include local first responders, free food, emergency vehicles, and safety booths.


Going strong since 1984, ‘National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.’

For more information on National Night Out visit ​About | National Night Out (

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