Joseph "Joe" Palla

City Council
Title: Councilmember
Phone: (707) 894-2521

Term Expires December 2022

On June 9, 2021, Joe Palla was appointed to the City Council to fill a vacancy for a term expiring December 2022. Councilmember Palla previously serviced three term in office with the City of Cloverdale. He served as Vice Mayor in 2008, 2012 and 2017.  He served as Mayor in 2009, 2013, and 2018. Before being elected to the City Council, Mayor Palla served four years on the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees, two years during 1992-1994 and two years during 2004-2006. Mayor Palla retired after a 30-year career in the law enforcement profession, serving 16-years as Chief of Police in three cities: Cloverdale, Healdsburg, and San Bruno. He also retired from the United States Coast Guard Reserve after serving 30-years, including 22 years as a Special Agent (Criminal Investigator). Mayor Palla currently serves on several committees and regional boards including: 


  • Joint City/School District Subcommittee, Vice Chair
  • City  Finance, Administration, and Police Subcommittee, Vice Chair
  • City Public Works and Facilities Subcommittee, Vice Chair
  • Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control Board


If you would like to schedule an appointment with Mayor Palla, please contact him at (707) 894-2521 or by email at: Mayor Palla will contact you to schedule an appointment.  


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