Advisory Committee

The Petaluma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Advisory Committee meets periodically. For information on past and future meetings, view the Meeting Calendar.

The Advisory Committee is comprised of community members with diverse perspectives on beneficial groundwater use, including representatives from agriculture, the environmental community, the business community and rural residential well users. The committee’s purpose is to provide input and recommendations to the Board of Directors on groundwater sustainability plan development, implementation and policies.

Terms are two-years (after initial staggered terms), and interested individuals can apply to participate by contacting the GSA Administrator

Petaluma Valley GSA Advisory Committee

Rebecca Ng  Chair At-large community interests 
Lindsey Strain  Vice-Chair Sonoma Resource Conservation District appointee 
Craig Benson  Member City of Petaluma appointee
Sebastian Bertsch  Member Business community interests
Eugene Camozzi  Member North Bay Water District appointee 
Clayton Engstrom  Member Rural residential well-owners 
Peter Kiel Member Sonoma County Water Agency appointee
Jordan Mahrt Member Agricultural interests
Gary Mickelson Member County of Sonoma appointee
Sarah Raker Member Environmental interests

As reflected above, each Member Agency appoints a representative to the Advisory Committee, for a total of five members. In addition, the Board of Directors appoints five interest-based members to represent environmental interests, rural residential well-users, agricultural interests, the business community, or the community at large.