Our mission is to preserve for posterity the natural, rural and agricultural values of the hills, plains and river which so richly endow the Alexander Valley.

Since 1972, the Alexander Valley Association has represented families, farmers, and businesses in Alexander Valley of Sonoma County. The AVA was created by local founding families to preserve the natural beauty that endows the valley and to strengthen the spirit of community among us.

Our continuing efforts include monitoring progress of the Sonoma County General Plan update, being active in the many processes of the City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Wastewater plans, general oversight of Casino activities, alongside other county and regional issues.

The foresight of those who came before us, of those who knew the importance of preserving our beautiful valley, is an inspiration to all of us who live here in Alexander Valley.  I have been honored to be a member of the AVA for decades, and serving on the board was part of my educational journey in board service for non-profit organizations.  The work this board does is essential to preserving the way of life we all enjoy here in this wonderland of exceptional agriculture and natural beauty.

Katie Wetzel Murphy, past president of the Alexander Valley Association