Shirlee Zane

Shirlee Zane

County of Sonoma

Director Zane represents Sonoma County’s Third District and has been on the Board of Directors since 2010.

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. She has over 30 years of experience working in health and human services as a family therapist, minister, hospital chaplain, special education professional, and inner city social worker.

In addition to SCTA/RCPA, Supervisor Zane serves on several countywide and regional boards, including SMART, the Waste Management Agency and Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Through leadership positions the Supervisor holds with the National Association of Counties (NACo), she works nationally on implementation of health care reform, long-term care goals, mental health issues, and a health and human service policy platform for counties across the US.

Local projects the Supervisor is currently focused on include ending homelessness and  jumpstarting affordable housing projects in Sonoma County, fast-tracking operation and pedestrian safety initiatives in preparation for SMART train service, establishing a housing hub with over 100 single residency units for people previously homeless, expansion of the Mobile Support Team for law enforcement mental health crisis calls, and optimizing regulatory standards on air and water quality in the Bay area.