February 15, 2017
Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane on 2017 as “The Year of the Senior.”
After introductions and announcements, we will start the program by holding round-table discussions on senior issues such as; housing, transportation, health care, senior fitness, dementia care, virtual communities, elder abuse, social isolation/depression, and more. This will prepare us for our dynamic speaker Shirlee Zane who will join us from 10:00-10:30. She will share her vision and inform us on Sonoma County’s initiatives that will help make this the Year of the Senior. Please invite your friends, associates, and clients to this important and engaging meeting, as it does take a village!
Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane took office in January 2009. Prior to her election, she served for 10 years as CEO for Council on Aging. Supervisor Zane has over three decades of experience working in the fields of health and human services.
Supervisor Zane serves on several countywide and regional boards, including SMART and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, among others. In addition to her County and regional assignments, the Supervisor is a member of the Healthy Counties Advisory Board, is Vice Chair of Aging on the Human Services and Education Committee, and serves on the Veterans and Military Services Committee, all under the purview of the National Association of Counties.
Supervisor Zane has been busy this past year creating housing for our most vulnerable homeless veterans, seniors and the disabled. The Palms Inn opened last February, providing housing and supportive services to over 100 individuals, and her pilot project, the Veterans Village of tiny homes, is expected to offer new housing this coming spring. Supervisor Zane also serves on the County’s Chanate properties ad hoc committee. The Supervisor views this opportunity as a legacy project; her vision is for a development that complements the surrounding neighborhood and provides benefits to all Sonoma County Residents.