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Carol Russell  
City Council
Title: Council Member
Phone: (707) 894-2521

Term Expires December 2018

Carol Russell was first elected to Cloverdale City Council in 11/2006 and re-elected for a 3rd term  in 2014. She was appointed by her fellow Council members to serve as Vice-Mayor for 2009, Mayor for 2010, Vice-Mayor for 2013, and Mayor for 2014. During 30+ years as a workforce development specialist and CEO/Co-Founder of a nationally-honored, two-time "INC. 500®" staffing services firm with offices along the 101 corridor, Carol helped thousands of top-flight employers meet their "mission critical" personnel goals and also served in leadership roles in a number of community and professional organizations. After retiring in 1998, and immediately prior to moving to Cloverdale, Carol was President of the Marin Chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. Soon after relocating, wanting to get to know her new county and city, she served on the Sonoma County Library Foundation Board and the Sonoma County Commission On the Status of Women and began to volunteer in town. A founding member of Cloverdale's neighborhood network, Clo-Net, and of our local business incubator, CAFE, in 2010, Carol's began "Cloverdale Comments", a popular monthly column in The Sonoma County Gazette showcasing our city's people, businesses, organizations, and events (as of 2016, co-authored with Reece Foxen.) Active in regional politics, Carol served as Cong. Mike Thompson's and, during his first candidacy, as Cong. Jared Huffman's Ex-Officio to Sonoma County Democratic Party Central Committee. In connection with her terms on Council, Carol's service (including as an appointed representative of the City of Cloverdale and the Mayors and Councilmembers Association) spans a range of county, state and regional boards and non-profit organizations, plus City sub-committees, among them:

  • Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
  • Sonoma County Transportation Authority and Regional Climate Protection Authority: Vice-Chair as of 2016
  • North Coast Regional Food Systems Network
  • Sonoma County Department of Health's "Health Action" Council
  • Climate Protection Campaign
  • League of CA Cities, Employee Relations Policy Committee
  • Sonoma County Solid Waste Agency, Alternate
  • Branding-Marketing Steering Committee
  • Cloverdale Airport Sub-committee, Past Chair
  • Public Works/Services Sub-committee, Chair
  • City Councils' 2016 Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee

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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