Hello Sweetwater Spectrum Supporters!
As I write this, I’m a good 60 days into my new role here – time flies when you are having fun….
For this edition of the newsletter, I kept thinking of the concept of “community integration” – the full participation of all people in community life, something we strive towards for our residents at Sweetwater Spectrum.
As I was thinking about this, I remembered when I first moved to the town of Sonoma nearly five years ago after decades living in San Francisco. Among the many charms of returning to small town living was the strong sense of community found here.
And unlike some other places I've lived, I didn’t have to have a rich family history in the area or spend 20 years in town before being accepted – the people that make up this particular community were warm, welcoming and inclusive from the start. I formed friendships and business associates, my social calendar filled, and the Sonoma Valley quickly become “home”.
I’ve observed that same phenomenon with Sweetwater Spectrum. Sonoma supported the sale of city owned land to build, its citizens attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and the community continues to embrace our residents and families.
While I applaud all the efforts and successes to date at Sweetwater Spectrum, I see many new opportunities ahead especially when it comes to community integration. I would personally like to welcome you to get involved and continue to support our first of its kind model. If you know of an opportunity to further integrate Sweetwater Spectrum, Sonoma Farm, and our residents into Sonoma, please don't hesitate to contact me. One of my primary goals is to welcome the citizens of Sonoma to our community and further explore opportunities for our residents in town. Read on for a taste of our latest activities, and I encourage YOUR participation in expanding our Community.