First and foremost, I want to apologize to you the community and my fellow board members for the message I wrote and posted yesterday as the Chair of Sonoma County Alliance.  I realize now it was terribly insensitive. I had intended to try and broaden the conversation, but I realize now I wasn’t even in the conversation.  I know I have hurt and angered many.  I strongly believe that Black Lives Matter.  My comments do not represent the Sonoma County Alliance or its Board. I will stop talking and start listening. I made a mistake and I realize there is much more I need to learn about the issue.  I am deeply sorry.



Doug Hilberman

2020 President – Sonoma County Alliance