The Sonoma Valley Fund launches its “Community Conversations” series April 27 with “Shaping Sonoma Valley 2030: Confronting the Myth of Paradise,” a dialogue with journalist David Bolling, Katherine Fulton, the head of Deloitte Consulting’s social sector practice, and Oscar Chavez, assistant director of Human Services for the County of Sonoma.
The 7 p.m. conversation, at the Sonoma Community Center, will draw on data and audience participation to create a common understanding of the current situation in Sonoma Valley.
The premise: Acknowledge and address the growing economic and ethnic divides, the lack of affordable housing, the strains on public education, the aging of the population, the stresses on the natural environment and the struggle to maintain a strong community in the face of growing numbers of tourists and part-time residents. Then, help catalyze the leadership needed to shape a vision and strategy for the collective future.
The event is free but registration is recommended at sonomavalleyfund.org.