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Joseph "Joe" Palla  
City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: (707) 894-2521
Joe Palla

Term Expires December 2018

On November 7, 2006, Joe Palla was elected to the City Council for a four-year term. This is his third term in office. He served as Vice Mayor in 2008, 2012 and 2017.  He served as Mayor in 2009, 2013, and 2018. Before being elected to the City Council, Mayor Palla served four years on the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees, two years during 1992-1994 and two years during 2004-2006. Mayor Palla retired after a 30-year career in the law enforcement profession, serving 16-years as Chief of Police in three cities: Cloverdale, Healdsburg, and San Bruno. He also retired from the United States Coast Guard Reserve after serving 30-years, including 22 years as a Special Agent (Criminal Investigator). Mayor Palla currently serves on several committees and regional boards including:


  • Joint City/School District Subcommittee, Chair
  • Joint City/Cloverdale Fire District Subcommittee, Chair
  • Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce Liaison, Alternate
  • Redwood Empire Municipal Insurance Fund (REMIF), Board of Directors / Past Board President
  • Sonoma County Mayor/Council Legislative Committee, Committee Member
  • Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Alternate
  • League of CA Cities’ Board of Directors, State League Board Member
  • League of CA Cities’ Redwood Empire Division, Executive Board
  • League of CA Cities’ Redwood Empire Division, Legislative Committee, Chair


If you would like to schedule an appointment with Mayor Palla, please contact him at (707) 894-2521 and leave your contact information. Mayor Palla will contact you to schedule an appointment.  

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Cloverdale City Hall
124 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Phone: 707.894.2521
Fax: 707.894.3451
Hours: M-Th, 8a-5p