Born and raised in Sonora. Jim Garaventa is a fourth generation county native, who graduated from Sonora High and UC Davis, and was elected to the City Council in June 2014.
Previously, Jim served on the Tuolumne County Planning Commission for six years, the Board of Supervisors Planning Committee, and the Tuolumne General Hospital Board of Trustees.
Jim was also an citizen representative on the Parking and Traffic Commission (2005-2014), The T.C. Transportation Council’s Citizen’s Advisory committee (2002-2014), the recent Vision Sonora advisory board, and co-chair of the successful Measure “I” campaign (2004) strengthening public safety in the City.
Jim also serves as President of the Cable 8 Public Access Television Board and Eureka Engine Company #1, one of Sonora’s historic fire companies. Jim also served on the T.C. Historical Society (President 2005), and T.C. Museum Boards.
Jim believes in open government, people working together to find quality solutions, and has the passion and desire to make government work efficiently and effectively.
You can contact Jim Garaventa either by email or phone at (209) 532-4231.