Welcome to the Sonoma County Employer Advisory Council

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.

Upcoming Seminars

  • Labor Law 2023
  • Live in-person seminar event date:  January, 18th, 2023
  • Time: 7:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Fees: $120 for Members  /  $170 for Non-Members
  • Location: Foxtail Golf Club, 100 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
  • Register Here
  • For more information:  Ness Salonga [email protected] or call 707-576-2015


Membership dues for 2023 are $70 per member. This entitles any employees to attend webinars and events at a reduced fee. The Sonoma County EAC Membership runs from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. Sonoma County EAC normally offers bi-monthly breakfast meetings and a yearly half-day Labor Law Seminars in October.

Click here to download a Membership Application.

Please make checks payable to Sonoma County EAC and send to:
P.O. Box 3185
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3185

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.

Veterans Outreach


Claudio Calvo of Sonoma County EAC awarding Kevin Wodlinger, Amaturo Sonoma Media Group; Eric Dahlberg, Wine Secrets; Kelly Hartmann, Nelson Staffing; Roxanne Meuse, North Bay Industries; and Rick McLea, McLeas Tires and Brakes the Veteran’s Employer of the Year Award.

On May 11, 2016 Sonoma County EAC participated in the ninth Sonoma County Veterans Job and Resource Fair. More than 20 resource agencies, 50 employers, and 250 jobseekers of whom 20% were veterans attended.

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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

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Ken Gacke, JAMS, Elizabeth Stallard, Downey Brand and Carolyn Burke, Russian river Brewing Company panelists at the Sonoma County EAC seminar, Workplace Disputes, Inception through Resolution.

How To Contact Us

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

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