Ron Stearn has been on the Sonora City Council since 1964 and has lived
in the community for more than half a century. Prior to his retirement, he
had a lifelong career in retail hardware.
Ron is pictured in front of St. James Episcopal Church, known all over
the world as the "The Red Church of Sonora."
You can contact Ron Stearn by phone at
(209) 532-4608, or by email at:
Mayor Pro - Tem, Connie Williams
You can contact Connie Williams by phone at (209) 499-5039
or by email at:
Council Member, Bill Canning
has been a member of the Sonora City Council since September 2005.
He has resided in the
area since the late 1970’s. Bill
is the Owner of C & N Construction which specializes in commercial
believe we need to preserve our past for future generations while
enriching our present by providing a safe and friendly environment for
all. In addition, we need to
plan for our future while never forgetting our roots".
should be seen as a community that welcomes visitors while at the same time
provides a safe environmental for all citizens.
I believe monies should be used to enhance our city while at the
same time saving historical value and providing fire and police protection
for the citizens of
Sonora. In addition, the City needs
to plan for enviable future growth with a definite plan in mind in order
to preserve the integrity of the City.
You can reach Bill Canning by phone at (209) 536-6240 or by
email at: BillC@cnnconst.com
Joined the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce shortly after moving to the
county in 1982. Became a member of the Board of Directors and then
Chairman of the Board (then called president for a two year
Appointed interim Executive Director in 1996 and then permanent later that
year. Owned two businesses in Jamestown... Rocca Park Jewelers and
Gift Store and Station West, a Southwest and Indian gift store. In 2008
with son opened Christopher's Ristorante in downtown Sonora. Appointed
to the Sonora Planning Commission in 2006 by Mayor Hank Russell.
Council Member, Jim Garaventa
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 reach Jim Garaventa by phone at (209) 532-4231 or by email at:
City Council meets the
first and third Monday of every month at 5:00 pm in the City Hall
Council Chambers at 94 N. Washington Street. All meetings are open to the public.
Meetings are also broadcast on Cable Access Channel 8 at 6:00 p.m.
with the Council members may be done through the City Administration
Office. (The City Administration Office is open Monday through
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays)
Code of Ethics
Fair Political Practices Commission Compliance
(FPPC) - Form 700 (Statement of Economic Interests)
94 N. Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 532-4541
Fax: (209) 532-2739