Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Town Appoints Community Development Director

Windsor, California (June 22, 2016) – Windsor Town Manager Linda Kelly has announced the appointment of Kenneth MacNab to the position of Community Development Director, effective Monday, July 11, 2016. Ken is currently the Planning Manager for the City of Napa, a position he has held since 2012, where he manages the divisions of Planning and Code Enforcement and a staff of 10.
In Napa, Ken led an advisory committee formed to update the City’s Housing Element, managed review of several high profile development projects including a new 181-room hotel in downtown Napa, managed updates to the City’s vacation rental ordinance, second unit ordinance and historic preservation ordinance, and coordinated efforts with local, state and federal officials to preserve the historic downtown post office building that was slated for demolition by the USPS due to damage caused by the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. Current issues facing Napa that are shared by Windsor include affordable housing, vacation rentals, addressing economic growth and expansion in the downtown, and reviewing the future of civic center uses.
Ken previously held planning positions in the cities of Calistoga and Santa Rosa, as well as the County of Napa. While with the City of Santa Rosa, he completed preparation of the Specific Plan for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) station in the downtown, co-led and completed a comprehensive update of the City’s General Plan, and managed preparation of a fiscal impact study for potential annexation of a large unincorporated area.
Ken holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Portland State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Planning from Sonoma State. He describes his leadership style as “collaborative, accessible and approachable, positive and strategic.”
Commenting on his appointment, Ken notes, “I have been impressed with how the Town has managed growth, developed community assets such as the Town Green, and sustained and grown its economy over the years.  The opportunity to build upon these successes and help advance the Town’s vision and goals for the future is very exciting to me.”
Town Manager Linda Kelly stated, “The Town is very excited to bring Ken on board. His extensive planning experience in the North Bay will be extremely valuable as we continue to move through our General Plan update effort as well as the many significant development projects underway and on the horizon, including Vintage Oaks, Windsor Mill and the Russian River Brewing Company.”

 The Town’s Public Works Director/Town Engineer Toni Bertolero has been serving as Interim Community Development Director since January 2016. “Toni has applied her knowledge of the Town and development processes to a number of significant projects and has most ably managed the department during an extremely busy time. The Town has been tremendously fortunate to be able to call upon her expertise and strong leadership skills,” expressed Kelly.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Windsor Kaboom! Independence Day Celebration event in Windsor

Windsor's annual Independence Day celebration takes place on Sunday, July 3, 2016, 4-10pm at Keiser Park. See the attached flyer for more details!  The Town of Windsor celebrates on July 3 to honor not only the July 4th Independence Day but also the Town's incorporation anniversary of July 2nd.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic this weekend! Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2016

The 26th Annual Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic will be held on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2016, right here in Windsor! You are invited to the inflation and launching of a field full of standard and character shaped balloons. Tethered rides are also available if you would like a taste of what a view from a balloon is like. Proceeds support local non-profits.
The event will take place at Keiser Park located at 700 Windsor River Rd., Windsor, CA 95492. The gates open at 4:00 a.m., dawn patrol is at 5:00 a.m., and the main launch is at 6:30 a.m.
For more information, please click on the link below for the event poster and event map.