Creative Sonoma in Transition

A letter from Kristen Madsen

As many of you know, I am stepping down from my role as Director of Creative Sonoma at the end of September which will mark 8 ½ years since I started. What a journey it has been, filled with remarkable opportunities, creative endeavors, and wonderful people. And while I’m incredibly proud of the work we have done together, we have really just scratched the surface of what can be accomplished.

With a committed Advisory Board, a thoughtful and passionate staff, and the support of the Economic Development Board and the County of Sonoma, the future looks bright.

In these past months, we have been working to ensure that our programs will maintain continuity during the transition to new leadership. Among many other activities, staff is poised to launch new phases of existing grants and professional development programs this fall. And we have a solid foundation for the new Fire Memorial project which has project management and an advisory Task Force in place.

The search for a new Director is now open; you can find the application and process description HERE (application deadline August 21, 2023). We hope that if you are interested in this role, you will step up and submit an application. Or if you are aware of others who can help shape Creative Sonoma’s future course, please forward this information, and encourage them to apply.

My last day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th. I look forward to our paths crossing again, and again, as we continue our pursuit to keep creativity at the center of our Sonoma County experience.