Hon. Shirlee Zane

Supervisor, County of Sonoma, California, Sonoma Water

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 the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Transportation Authority/Regional Climate Protection Authority and the Sonoma County Water Agency, among others.

She holds an M.A. in Theology from Chicago Trinity Divinity School, an M.A. in family counseling from Sonoma State University, and a B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Chico State University.

The Supervisor is leading Sonoma County’s Water Agency on atmospheric rivers, related weather forecasting technology, and their potential benefits to the future of water management. Through her advocacy and leadership, Supervisor Zane has developed a well-earned reputation for strong conservation values in addition to her environmental and social justice ethics.