Insider Edition 58 | January 25, 2024

Jon Davis Town Manager

Town Manager

Jon Davis

Hello Windsor!

Did you know Windsor has its very own Historical Museum? Town Historian and Historical Society President Steve Lehmann, his wife Jan, and many other wonderful volunteers have curated the Museum for many years. On Tuesday, the Sonoma County Historical Society awarded Steve Lehmann the "Historical Record Commission Collection and Archives Recognition Award" for his research on the Windsor Military Memorial Wall. Congratulations Steve!

The Windsor Museum is located next to the Windsor Senior Recreation Center at 9225 Foxwood Drive. I invite you to visit and take in some of the rich history of our community. For more information on hours of operation or general information visit

In this edition of the Insider:

  • Town's First All-Electric Truck
  • SoCoAlert Test Exercise
  • Public Art Advisory Commission
  • Being Flood Ready
  • Windsor Ready! Talk Series
  • Community Input
  • Windsor Event Links
  • Sustainability Resources - Rebates & More
  • SMART - Citizen Oversight Committee
  • Sonoma County Grand Jury
  • Windsor Police Department - Identity Theft
  • Sonoma County Fire District - Blood Drive


The Town of Windsor is making strides toward a greener future with the purchase of its first all-electric field truck! The Parks and Recreation Department will utilize the Ford F-150 Lightning for parks and facilities maintenance. The department and the Town are proud to take this significant step forward in contributing to a healthier, more environmentally conscious future. 


The County of Sonoma Department of Emergency Management (DEM) will conduct a SoCoAlert test exercise in the Town of Windsor on Wednesday, February 28. The SoCoAlert test exercise will include Windsor’s four (4) evacuation zones and eight (8) surrounding Sonoma County unincorporated evacuation zones bordering the Town. 

The Evacuation Zones included in the test exercise will be:

Windsor Evacuation Zones:

WI-A, WI-B, WI-C, and WI-D

Unincorporated Sonoma County Evacuation Zones:

SON-2K3, SON-2L6, SON-2N1, SON-3B1, SON-3C1, SON-4A1, SON-4A2, and SON-4A3.

The SoCoAlert test will let emergency officials assess how the alert and warning system performs in reaching residents in the Town of Windsor and the additional designated zones in Sonoma County. This exercise will allow community members to experience a test of the county's alert and warning system. 

On February 7, at the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting at 6PM, the Town Council will receive a presentation from DEM staff on the upcoming SoCoAlert test exercise. We encourage your participation by either joining us in person or watching virtually by visiting to be prepared and informed on the upcoming event.

For more information on the SoCoAlert test exercise visit To register for SoCoAlert visit


Have you seen the Art Walk under the Oaks near the Town Green? Or the painted utility boxes around town? What about the Windsor Tree Mural at the Huerta Gym? Those are just a few of the many projects that the Public Art Advisory Commission (PAAC) has initiated within the Town of Windsor. Consisting of seven Commission members, the PAAC was established in 2015 to bring various forms of art and culture throughout the Windsor community.

In its advisory capacity, the PAAC focuses on making Windsor an artistic and cultural hub. Providing the framework for community engagement and collaboration in the development of ongoing art programs, projects, and cultural amenities.

If you would like to provide feedback or future art project ideas, attend one of the Public Art Advisory Commission meetings. They meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 4:30PM in the Civic Center Council Chambers, located at 9291 Old Redwood Highway, in Building 400.

To learn more about the Commission, please visit


On January 16, staff from the Town’s Public Works Street Division, Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Windsor COPE, and the Town Manager’s office kicked off the Town’s first Windsor Ready! Talk Series at the Windsor Senior Recreation Center on "Being Flood Ready". 


The Town thanks Windsor COPE for facilitating the presentation and the members of the community who participated. The Talk Series provided valuable information on Being Flood Ready and how the DEM, Windsor COPE, and the Town will assist the community before, during, and after a flood. 

We welcome you to join us for the next Windsor Ready! Talk Series on February 20 at 1pm on Identity Theft, Scams, and Elder Abuse.

For more information see the next article for February and March Talk Series.  


Windsor Ready! Talk Series is a new pilot program at the Town’s Windsor Senior Recreation Center (WSRC) to prepare, educate, and assist our senior community. Each month, Windsor COPE will facilitate an interactive discussion showcasing the steps to prepare for and be ready during and after an emergency, disaster, or unexpected life event. 

The Talk Series for in-person participation and by registration, seating is limited. The Talk Series will be recorded and made available to all by visiting the Windsor COPE Facebook page at or Windsor COPE YouTube at

February & March Talk Series

February's Talk Series will discuss Identity Theft, Scams, and Elder Abuse on Tuesday, February 20. 

To register visit or call (707) 838-1250

March's Talk Series will discuss Staying Safe & Building Your Community on Tuesday, March 12.

To register visit or call (707) 838-1250



We want to hear from you. Please let us know what you think about the Windsor Insider, we welcome your feedback.


Come Join Us!

The Town of Windsor is active with events year-round. 

The following Town links will provide you with dates and event details to "mark your calendar".

We look forward to seeing you!

Major Community Events Calendar

Special Events

Windsor Senior Recreation Center

Windsor Chamber of Commerce Community Calendar


Rebates & More

There are substantial rebates for residential households switching from gas to high efficiency electric water heaters. The statewide CA TECH program offers $3100 - $7300 for eligible heat pump water heaters. CA TECH rebates are stackable with Sonoma Clean Power’s and could result in up to $10,385 in rebates. For assistance navigating rebates, visit the Switch Is On or visit Sonoma Clean Power Advanced Energy Center at

PG&E’s Energy Savings Assistance Program provides free energy improvements for income-qualified customers. A PG&E authorized contractor will come to your home and install free upgrades to help you save energy. Available to homeowners or renters with landlord approval. Application online in English and Spanish.

High Bills and Ways to Save article to pull tips to save energy and reduce bills. 


SMART is accepting applications to fill three (3) positions on the Citizen Oversight Committee (COC). The COC consists of nine (9) private citizens who collectively represent the diversity of Sonoma and Marin counties.  If you are interested in serving applications are due by Thursday, February 29, 2024. 

You can apply by visiting or by email at [email protected]. For more information or questions email [email protected] or call (707) 794-3072.  


The Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury (CGJ) is an independent institution with the principal function of overseeing all aspects of the county, special districts, and city governments in the County to ensure that the best interests of its residents are being served. The 19 Grand Jury members are selected annually from applications submitted by County residents to serve a one-year term. If you are interested in serving on the Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury visit

For more information visit or for questions email [email protected].


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 meetings and workshops we would love for you to participate in. For more information on the agenda, click on the hyperlink to the corresponding meeting of interest. You can always find more meeting information on the calendar on the Town website homepage. 

Council Meetings - first and third Wednesday of each month at 6PM.

Planning Commission Meetings - second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30PM.

Parks and Recreation Commission - second Wednesday of every month at 6PM.

Public Art Advisory Commission - fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:30PM.

Senior Citizen Advisory Commission - quarterly, on the third Tuesday at 2PM.

  • TBD



The 18th Annual Bucket Brigade Challenge is a friendly competition among local Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino fire departments to see which department can host the largest blood drive. Firefighters, friends, family, and the community come together to donate lifesaving blood when blood donations slip.


Join SCFD this Saturday, January 27 at 9:30AM – 3PM in Windsor at the Newsong Church located at 167 Arata Lane. 


Appointments are encouraged by visiting

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Town of Windsor

9291 Old Redwood Highway

Windsor, CA 95492

(707) 838-1000

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