When  Registration 7AM-11:00

Thursday September 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM PDT-
Doors open at 7AM

Program starts at 8:00AM

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at the student center

Student Center Ballroom at Sonoma State University 
1801 East Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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Todd Mendoza/Sylvia Lemus
Los Cien Sonoma County INC 
707-280-9133/ 707-548-3475

"Los Cien" Sonoma County

6th Annual State of the Latino Community 


“Closing the Gaps”

Social, Economic and Political

A Model for the North Bay Region


As the fastest growing demographic in Sonoma County, Latinos play a critical and important role in the long term social and economic well-being of our community. Yet in almost every measure, Latino outcomes are below those of white, non Latinos in Sonoma County.

This year’s State of the Latino Community will focus on closing the gaps and improving outcomes for Latinos across six critical areas of equity, housing, political engagement, education, health and the environment.

Join us and be part of this important community conversation to drive positive change and strengthen economic mobility and opportunity for Latinos in our region over the next decade.

Keynote Speaker: Lenny Mendonca

Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and 

Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)



Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and 

Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)


Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

He founded McKinsey’s U.S. state and local public sector consulting practice. He also oversaw their knowledge development, Chairing the McKinsey Global Institute and the Firm's communications, including the McKinsey Quarterly. He served for a decade on the McKinsey Shareholder Council (its Board of Directors). He retired in from McKinsey in 2014.

He was formerly the Chair of New America and Children Now, co-Chair of California Forward, and co-founder and Chair of Fusecorps. He was the Vice-Chair of Common Cause. He is the Chair Emeritus of the Bay Area Council and their Economic Institute, and was vice-chair of the Stanford GSB Advisory Council. He was a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development. He served on the boards of Fidelity Charitable, Western Governors University, UC Merced, The Educational Results Partnership, The College Futures Foundation, California Competes, The Opportunity Institute, Commonwealth Club, National Association of NonPartisan Reformers, and The Guardian.org. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Trustees for Junior Statesmen of America, and the Advisory Boards of Y Analytics, QB3, the Haas Center at Stanford, Third Sector Capital, The CA Community College Chancellor's Office, and the Public Policy Institute of California.

He received his MBA and certificate in public management from Stanford. He holds an AB, magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard.

He lives on the Half Moon Bay coast with his wife, Christine. They raised their two daughters, Allie and Rebecca, there and are the founders and owners of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, The Inn at Mavericks and the Pacific Standard Taproom. He is also Chair and primary owner of the Coastside News Group (Half Moon Bay Review).



Los Cien: Sonoma County Latino Leaders has a vision of Sonoma County where the many dynamic and rich cultures that comprise this bountiful region can thrive together, each offering their unique approach to strengthening the collective health, education, income and civic participation of the whole.



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