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4 weeks ago

To the Healdsburg community: I’m reaching out to let you know that I will be leaving the City of Healdsburg to become General Manager of @tahoedonnerassociation in Truckee. My last day as City Manager will be July 3. This was a very difficult professional decision. Michelle and I have lived here for 15 years and we’ve raised two children in Healdsburg, a daughter now in college and a son in junior high. I have loved working for this City and working with you, our Healdsburg community members. You care deeply about our small town, and over the years, I’ve appreciated the lively civil discourse over issues ranging from development to street paving and even, dare I say it, the roundabout. We’ve accomplished a lot together for the good of the community, and I cherish the relationships we’ve built together. Perhaps now more than ever, strong, capable public service and leadership are needed to help us get through this latest crisis. Our City department heads and staff will continue to serve you and provide essential services and keep things running smoothly. Over the next two months, I will work diligently to tie up key projects, such as getting the City budget adopted. I will work closely with the City Council during this transition, and I have every confidence the transition to my successor will be seamless. I will provide more information once it becomes available. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. I appreciate your citizen engagement and your continued good work that benefits everyone in Healdsburg. Thank you very much, David Mickaelian City Manager City of Healdsburg #hereinhealdsburg #citymanager #healdsburg #healdsburgcalifornia

last month

News about COVID-19 can be overwhelming, so it's good to take a break from it. Why not put down your mobile devices, turn away from your computer screen and TV, and get a breath of fresh air? It'll be good for your body and soul. #selfcaretips #practiceselfcare #ecotherapyinpractice #hereinhealdsburg #naturetherapy 🌿

Mar 2020

It’s Super Tuesday! We encourage you to exercise your right to vote. The council chamber here at City Hall (401 Grove St. ) is a polling station. You can drop off your mail-in ballots here, too. . . #supertuesday2020 #govote 🇺🇸 #californiapollingstation

Feb 2020

Good morning, Healdsburg! It’s time once again to learn more about our reserve firefighters. This week, we’re featuring Reserve Firefighter Eric Smith. Eric is a hometown boy – he grew up in Healdsburg and attended Healdsburg’s public schools. And while he may be only 28 years old, he’s already spent almost half of his life in the fire service. Steve Babb, Eric’s step-dad and former captain in our department, introduced him to our fire-explorer program and emergency service as a possible career. “The explorer program looked really interesting and you learn a lot of skills,” said Eric. So at 15 years old, he became an explorer (Post 19 ), where he helped with various department projects and went on ride-alongs with the engine companies to learn the ropes. His commitment caught our attention, and he was awarded “Fire Explorer of the Year” in 2009. After Eric graduated from high school, he signed on as a reserve firefighter with our department, responding to a variety of emergency calls, from medical and public-assist calls to structure and wildland fires. He also gave back to the explorer program, serving as a volunteer advisor for four years. In recognition of his exemplary service and dedication to Healdsburg, he was awarded Reserve Firefighter of the Year in both 2012 and 2014. Studying for his A.S. degree in fire technology and completing the Firefighter 1 Academy at @srjc kept him busy for the next few years while he continued to serve as a reserve firefighter. And in 2013, Eric also began volunteering as a fire investigator for the Sonoma County Fire Investigation Task Force. Eric started working for @calfire in 2014, first as a defensible space inspector, then as a firefighter, and now as a fire-apparatus engineer for the agency’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit. And when he’s not at his station in Clearlake Oaks, you can often find him here at the firehouse. “The guys here are like my second family,” Eric said. When asked why he chose the fire service as a career, he said, ““I like giving back to my community, being able to reach out to them. And it’s a fun job. Every day is different.” #hereinhealdsburg #reservefirefighter #norsocofire

Feb 2020

Councilmember Shaun McCaffery and Director of Public Works Larry Zimmer toured Recology's recycling facility known as a Material Recover Facility (MRF ) in Santa Rosa. The MRF is the first step in the sorting process: equipment and machinery separate paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastics. Pictured are piles of sorted carboard that will be compressed into bales then shipped to processors for the next phase of recycling. Since the MRF primarily relies on equipment, it’s important the we follow recycling rules to keep material clean. Recology has employees whose sole job is to remove nonrecyclable items such as plastic films, batteries, children's toys, and other household garbage found along the sorting line. We know recycling can be confusing so if you are not sure what-goes-where visit zerowastesonoma.org for a comprehensive directory. Be sure to follow @zerowastesonoma and @recologysonomamarin for upcoming events, tips and trends on all things zero waste. #recycling #howtorecycle #recyclingworks #recyclingstation #zerowasteliving #hereinhealdsburg

Jan 2020

We had a blast cooking via induction with Chef Mateo Granados from @mateoshealdsburg . Induction cooking uses magnetic induction instead of thermal conduction (like gas or an electric element ) to heat a pot or pan. We learned why induction is better and more precise than electric resistance and gas. And the Yucatan-style dinner was delicious! If you'd like to try flame-free induction-cooking, contact the City’s Electric Department at (707 ) 431-3346 to borrow an induction cooktop. Photo credit: @moultonpamela #inductioncooking #inductioncookingequipment #hereinhealdsburg #yucatancuisine #healdsburgfood

Dec 2019

Healdsburg Police had its annual brown-bag lunch for local businesses today at @healdsburgchamber They brought their newest member, Leo, the therapy dog. 🐶🐕 Who knows -- he may also show up at tomorrow's (Dec. 11 ) Coffee with the City event at the Healdsburg Senior Center (133 Matheson St. ). Hope to see you there! #hereinhealdsburg #healdsburg #healdsburgpolicedepartment #therapydogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram

Nov 2019

The "Welcome Home. Healdsburg!" event last Friday was a party, homecoming and a big thank-you all rolled into one. Much gratitude also to @foleysonomawine for their generous donation to the annual Wine Country to the Rescue fundraiser. Photo Credits: Photo1 &6: @kimcarrollphoto Photo 2: @cityofhealdsburg Photos 3-5: @cynthiaglassell for the City of Healdsburg #hereinhealdsburg #sonomastrong #healdsburg #healdsburgfire #winecountry #winecountrycalifornia

Nov 2019

Thank you to our first responders and all City personnel and allied law agencies (like @cityofsanfrancisco @cityofoakland , @us .nationalguard ) who helped make sure our city remained safe during the #KincadeFire . . . . #firedept #healdsburgfire #hereinhealdsburg #firefighter #healdsburgpolice

Oct 2019

The Mill Creek evacuation drill this morning with partner @countyofsonoma went smoothly. Alerts went out via SoCoAlert and Nixle, and people brought their emergency-go bags. Someone even brought a chainsaw. 😀 Thank you to the Mill Creek community, @americanredcross , @healdsburgcommunityservices , @halterproject , @gorecountry , and @sonomasheriff for your participation and help. . . . #hereinhealdsburg #healdsburg #firefighter #emergencyservices #evacuationdrill #emergencypreparedness #communitydrill #petevacuation #sonomacountystrong #sonomastrong

Oct 2019

Thanks to all who came to the Get Downtown Business Fair last week. Here are some fun photos taken with our Instagram photo frame prop at the City's public communications and outreach table. Tag yourself! #hereinhealdsburg #healdsburg #sonomacounty #healdsburgpolice #healdsburgcommunityservices #healdsburgchamber

Oct 2019

4-7 PM Today: Come to the annual Get Downtown Business Showcase & Community Resource Fair on the downtown plaza. Everyone is invited to this event, which is held in partnership with @healdsburgchamber . Various City departments such as @healdsburgcommunityservices will have booths with info, sweets, and other fun stuff. Be sure to stop by the public communications & outreach booth to say hello and get an Instagram photo. 😁 . . #hereinhealdsburg #healdsburg #getdowntown #sonomacounty

Sep 2019

Last week, the City's electric crew replaced a wood electric-utility pole on Matheson and University streets. They completed this work by energizing the high-voltage wires to avoid a power outage. Working with live high-voltage lines requires specialized training and specialized equipment. The picture shows the City’s insulated bucket trucks and derrick they used to work around and support energized conductors during the pole replacement. This work is part of the City's planned preventive maintenance and helps ensure that the City operates a safe and reliable electric system. #hereinhealdsburg #electricpower #electricutility #healdsburg #cityofhealdsburg

Aug 2019

Healdsburg Public Works Director Larry Zimmer attended the 2019 North Bay Zero Waste Symposium today to learn trends and best practices to help Healdsburg reach its zero-waste goal. Larry is also on the @ZeroWasteSonoma board to help develop policies to reduce waste, encourage reuse and improve landfill diversion. Learn how you also can lighten your carbon footprint by properly composting, recycling, and cutting down on the trash you generate: https://zerowastesonoma.gov/ #zerowaste   #reducereuserecycle

Jul 2019

Meet your firefighters! Today, we’re highlighting Reserve Firefighter Grey Chandler. He joined Healdsburg Fire in January 2018, and at 19 years old, he’s our youngest reserve member. But don’t let his young age belie you -- he’s already logged some valuable firefighting experience. Grey responded to his first big structure fire last November, when a fire sparked in the Magnolia Manor senior-care facility grew so big that it sent smoke billowing over Highway 101. “Holy Moly,” he said, recalling the strength of the fire and the heavy response it took from Healdsburg and other local fire departments to quell the flames. And Grey was just a member of the youth “Fire Explorers” program when he helped the Highlander Brigade, a volunteer firefighting group in Cloverdale, do their part in holding off the Pocket Fire on October 10, 2017 -- which also happened to be his 18th birthday. “That was surreal,” he said. Being a reserve firefighter is a big commitment – there are certain training and call-response requirements. Even so, you can usually find Grey at the firehouse working additional shifts. He also just started a job as a part-time firefighter for the St. Helena Fire Department. Grey graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College’s Fire Academy in May and supplemented his EMT experience by taking a three-week wilderness EMT course in Wyoming with @NOLSEDU , a non-profit that teaches outdoors skills, wilderness medicine, and more. “That turned out to be one of the coolest experiences,” Grey said. He means that literally: In one training exercise where he played the role of victim, he had to lie submerged in a freezing river so he could be “rescued” by his teammates. Grey lives with his family in Geyserville and originally planned to go to Montana State University to study mechanical engineering. But that was before he caught the firefighting bug. When asked why he loves his job so much, Grey talks about being of service to the community and of the camaraderie of his fellow firefighters. “This is a passion for me,” he said. “It’s very public-oriented. You’re helping people out on their worst day. Your actions make a tangible difference." #hereinhealdsburg #firefighter

Jul 2019

Healdsburg Fire Chief Boaz holds up the emergency-preparedness brochure that we created to help our community get ready for disasters such as wildfires. The brochure was mailed to everyone in the city limits and it's also available to everyone as a downloadable PDF online at www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us under "Emergency Services." . . #wildfiresafety #emergencypreparedness #firefighter

Jun 2019

@hpdchiefburke , members of the Healdsburg Police Department and the City waved as they ran in the @specialolympicsnca Law Enforcement Torch Run yesterday -- 4.6 miles from the northern to southern city limits. It was hot -- 102 degrees!🔥🔥The Special Olympics Summer Games will be held June 21-23 at @ucdavis . . . #specialolympics #lawenforcementtorchrun #torchrun #hereinhealdsburg #torchrun2019

Jun 2019

We had a great time at the South of Plaza Open Street Fair on June 1 -- hope you did, too! Pictured are members of the Big Fun Circus. #hereinhealdsburg #streetfair #healdsburg #circus

May 2019

Curious about the Healdsburg bike-share program? Join us for a free 30-minute ride this Friday on Foss Creek Pathway and learn how to check out and use the @zagsterbikeshare bicycles. Also, in honor of National Bike Month, annual bike-share membership is 50 percent off through May 31. . . #bikeshare #zagster #zagsterbikes #hereinhealdsburg #bikesharing #nationalbikemonth

May 2019

A group of City of Healdsburg employees 2-wheeled it to work today in honor of  #BTWD2019 , biking to the office from Healdsburg, Windsor, and Santa Rosa. They stopped at @brbchealdsburg 's energizer station, which was staffed by Alex and Jeremy, for coffee, stickers and snacks. Thanks, guys! And thank you to @bikesonoma for organizing this event. Did you bike to work today? Let us know and share your pics! #hereinhealdsburg #healdsburg #biketowork

Apr 2019

Meet your firefighters! This week, we’re featuring Reserve Firefighter and Fire Engineer Robert Morris. He joined Healdsburg Fire in Nov. 2014. Robert grew up in Sugarpine, a small town in the foothills of the Stanislaus National Forest. Firefighting runs in his family: His grandfather was a firefighter in Alameda County and his father was a volunteer firefighter in Sugarpine after serving as a military firefighter in the Air Force. With his pedigree, you may think that Robert would have followed right in their footsteps. But first, he took a detour. His first job out of college was as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard; he worked in automation design and R&D. Some years later, Robert and his wife, Erin, and their partners created @grandcrucrush , a co-op wine production business that produces some 35,000 cases of wine a year for 19 local wineries. But his job as a reserve firefighter is his passion. “There’s nothing better than helping someone, and this job takes it to another level,” he said. “You show up when someone is having a really bad day, and you get the chance to make it better.” With his engineering background and fabrication skills, it’s not surprising that Robert is on the department’s apparatus committee. This is a select group of firefighters that plans and finds new fire engines and other necessary equipment. For example, the committee recently brought a new wildland fire engine to Healdsburg. They spent many hours reviewing the engine specs, then designing and fabricating the needed custom features so the apparatus could be used. Now, the committee is in the process of getting a much-needed new ladder truck. “The chief places a huge amount of trust in us to make sure we are specifying the exact equipment that will serve our department and our town to the highest ability,” he said. When asked why he became a reserve firefighter, Robert said, “The City of Healdsburg has something really special with its fire department. We have an amazing amount of talent, from the captains on down through the ranks, and we have superior leadership from our chief. I can't imagine any place better to call home." #hereinhealdsburg #firefighter #firedept #fireengine

Apr 2019

Our first shade-tree giveaway in celebration of Earth Day was a success — we gave away 150 saplings to Healdsburg community members to plant in their yards. This project was done in partnership with the @arbordayfoundation . Please send photos of your planted trees -- we'd love to see how they look in your yards. . . . #earthday #earthday2019 #plantatree #shadetree #savetheplanet #motherearth #hereinhealdsburg

Apr 2019

In honor of Earth Day, we are offering free electric-vehicle charging April 22 – 26! We’re spilling the tea on fossil fuel cars – their emissions are a major contributor to climate change. On-road transportation of fossil fuel combustion engines account for about 61% of Healdsburg’s greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles, that are charged from Healdsburg's low-carbon electricity, can result in 80% less GHG emissions. If you don't have an EV, but want to reduce our environmental impacts, consider cruising town by scooter, bike or foot. Other climate actions include reducing food waste, composting, reducing electricity consumption, converting from gas to electric in your home, and reducing meat consumption. @sonomacleanpower . . #EarthDay #climatechange #happyearthday #evcharging #hereinhealdsburg #electricpower #nofossilfuels #noGHGs #cleanenergy

Apr 2019

The City of Healdsburg and the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation announced the return today of part of “The Hammer,” a prominent redwood and metal sculpture that was stolen in early October of 2018. Here's a short video of the hammer head, which weighs a few hundred pounds, being loaded into Artist Douk Unkrey's truck. See our press release for more info: https://www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=325 . . #hereinhealdsburg #healdsburg #publicart