Welcome to the Website for the Sonoma County Employer Advisory Council

Sonoma County

Sonoma County EAC is a partnership between the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the business community. The membership represents a cross section of business and industry. The EAC is committed to assisting employers in conducting their business more effectively, providing information on employment related issues, and enhancing the partnership between EDD and the private sector.

Sonoma County is a member of the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC), which is a nonprofit, statewide umbrella organization for over 50 Employer Advisory Councils throughout the state. The CEAC provides links between employers, EACs, the Employment Development Department and the U.S. Department of Labor. While Sonoma County EAC works with the business community at a local level, the CEAC represents all California EACs at the state level. It tackles state and federal employment issues, communicates with legislative representatives and gains grass root support on legislation.


Membership dues are $70.00 a year per company. This entitles any employees to attend seminars and events at a reduced fee. Sonoma County EAC offers bi-monthly breakfast meetings and a yearly half-day Labor Law Seminar in October.

Click here to download a Membership Application.

Membership Benefits

  • Opportunities to network with other business professionals
  • Assistance on a variety of employer/employee relationship topics through access to the CEAC Management Hotline
  • Contact with local EDD personnel and the opportunity to give feedback to the Employment Development Department
  • Annual half-day Labor Law Seminar and bi-monthly breakfast seminars dealing with current employment issues
  • Membership in a nationally recognized organization through the EAC’s membership in the CEAC

Note: Funds collected exceeding the seminar cost will support future seminars or community employment and training opportunities.

Save the Date

Leveraging EDD Programs to Your Company’s Advantage

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

This panel discussion with several Employment Development Department Representatives will give you clues about saving your company money.

Rick Helmer, Brandy Collins, Steve Aicega, Victoria Palacios; Employment Development Department

Cost: $45 Members; $75 Nonmembers

Event Flyer

Dates and topics are subject to change. Most seminars are held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and require a fee. Additional information will be updated here as it becomes available or contact [email protected].

Veterans Outreach

In May the California EAC awarded Sonoma County EAC the Veteran’s Committee of the Year award for 2015. Mr. Claudio Calvo, LVER was honored for his creative approaches to working with Veterans and ERs to the benefit of the veteran’s community and the EAC.

Claudio Calvo working with business’ and the hiring of Vets for Sonoma EAC and Marin EAC. Presenting a plaque from the Sonoma County Veterans Job Fair Committee.


Certifcate of appreciation with Steve Jaxon with his producer, Mike DeWald after being on the radio show


With Steve Jaxon’s The Drive on KSRO 1350 radio

How To Contact Us

You can reach the Sonoma County EAC by contacting our EDD/EAC coordinator, Valerie Nagle, at:

Telephone: (707) 576-2015
Fax: (707) 576-2859
Email: [email protected]