Mayor Ann Segerstrom

A foodservice marketing and public relations veteran, Ann Segerstrom launched her industry career at the California Culinary Academy, graduating in 1978. Building on her experience in San Francisco Bay Area restaurant and catering kitchens she became a regional promotion manager for a California commodity board, followed by ten years honing her public relations and marketing for national accounts at a San Francisco-based ad agency.

In 1992, Segerstrom established Segerstrom Communications.  Working independently or with partners, Segerstrom specialized in foodservice publicity and trade communications. Clients included the California Avocado Commission, Idaho Potato Commission, Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service and Dole Packaged Foods.

Born in Sonora and a graduate of Sonora Union High School, Segerstrom returned home after retiring and closing her business in 2016. She resides in the Meyers Hill area of the city, and keeps active volunteering, gardening, shopping locally, and enjoying Sonora’s vibrant community. She is looking forward to contributing her business acumen and communications capabilities to maintaining and improving Sonora’s civic structure and economic prosperity.

You can contact Ann Segerstrom by email at [email protected]

Mayor Pro-Tem Suzanne Cruz

A 4th generation Californian, Suzanne went to Sonora High school, a military assignment found her living in Greece and later in the State of Washington. Eventually moving back to Sonora with her family she began working as a Deputy Sheriff for Tuolumne County.  Currently she is a business consultant with the Small Business Development Center and was elected to the Sonora City Council in July 2022.

Mother of 3 adult children, Anthony a computer programmer, Alisha Gallo Wine Marketing and Andrea Aerospace Physiologist for the United States Air Force; her free time includes volunteering in the community, mountain bike riding, horseback riding, gardening, writing, painting, and spending time with her grandson Joshua.

Suzanne holds a B.S. Degree in Public Administration; she has been recognized by the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office for dedication in the line of duty to victims of crime; served as the Ambassador to the County Chamber of Commerce; served as Parishioner and Lector for All Saints Catholic Parish in Twain Harte; and served on the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.

You can contact Suzanne by email at [email protected]

Suzanne Cruz

Councilmember, Andy Merrill

You can contact Andy Merrill by email at [email protected]

Councilmember Bess Levine

You can contact Bess Levine by email at [email protected]

Councilmember Stephen Opie

You can contact Stephen Opie by email at [email protected]

The City Council meets the first and third Monday of every month at 5:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers at 94 N. Washington Street. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are also broadcast on Cable Access Channel 8 at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Communication with the Council members may be done through the City Administration Office. (The City Administration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays

City of Sonora
94 N. Washington Street
Sonora, CA, 95370
Phone: (209) 532-4541
Fax: (209) 532-3511