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Annual Crab Feed & Awards Dinner

22For information on this year’s Annual Crab Feed please visit the Events page.

Crab Feed logoThe Sonoma County Democratic Party has held an Annual Crab Feed & Awards Dinner since 1987. The crab feed has become known statewide for bringing together hundreds of local and regional Democrats. Originating as the Trowbridge Dinner, the crab feed has changed and grown to include more than just great conversations while eating locally caught crab.

Today, our annual event features a keynote address from a state or national figure. Past speakers include founder of NextGen Climate – Tom Steyer, CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, CA Attorney General Bill Lockyer, CA Treasurer Governor Phil Angelides, Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee, and many others.

Annual Awards honoring local Democrats for their efforts on behalf of the Democratic Party were introduced in the 1980s. Today we honor three Democrats: Democrat of the Year, Young Democrat of the Year, and the Roberta Hollowell. Each year we solicit nominations from the community. Details on award nomination guidelines. Here is an incomplete list of prior recipients.

The Trowbridge Award is a special award to honor a local Democrat who has dedicated his/her life to the Democratic Party. This award is not open for nominations.

2017 Crab Feed

The Sonoma County Democratic Party honored local Democrats at our 29th Annual Crab Feed on Friday, February 24, 2017. Each awardee was nominated and selected by the full SCDP governing body for their commitment to the Democratic Party and support of Democratic values. Full PDF Program for the 29th Annual Crab Feed 2017 Honorees Democrat …

Annual Awards

The Sonoma County Democratic Party honors local Democrats at our Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser. Award Categories Roberta Hollowell Young Democrat of the Year Democrat of the Year Details on award nomination guidelines.   All nominees must be registered Democrats. To nominate someone write a brief statement giving the qualifications of the nominee and reasons for …

Sign Policy for Annual Crab Feed

Candidates, current office holders, and community groups may hang ONLY one sign in the main dining room, and ONLY one sign in the side room where the bar and silent auction are located. Signs can be no larger than 4 X 8 You must provide your own materials for hanging the signs Signs may be …