SDC/Eldridge Transition


Photo by Wayne Hsieh

Our Focus

Presently composed of a dozen concerned Glen Ellenites, the SDC/Eldridge Committee is monitoring developments surrounding the closure of the facility and working with other stakeholders to ensure community interests are foremost in its transition.

Latest update

Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) closed its doors after 127 years, we invite you to view the 2018 Art Installation photographs here. View the Halloween Parade photographs here.

Here is the link to the Committee Action Alert.

Letter to Governor Brown 8/21/18 - click here

Petition to Governor Brown 8/19/18 - click here

It's time to talk redevelopment of the SDC 4/16/18

Please see this Op/ed for more information.

Click on this link below to watch a recording of the meeting:

Glen Ellen Forum Sonoma Developmental Center Meeting 04/16/2018


Current & Future Projects

Participation on the Stakeholders Committee with WRT and the State of California.

Collaboration with local stakeholders, including the SLT, SEC, Glen Ellen Historical Society, and others, to develop a conceptual plan for the campus and open space.



To join this committee, inquire about our work or the next committee meeting, please email Committee Chair: Alice Horowitz at

Committee Members

Alice Horowitz (Chair)
Vicki Hill (Vice Chair)
Tracy Salcedo
Mary Guerrazzi
Sandy Horowitz
Steve Lee
Michael McClure
Lisa Hoxie
Cherie Brasset
Ben Compton
Diana Sanson
Anne O’Brien
Betty Brachman
Angela Morgan