The long list of titles and terms describing the life of Suzanne Brangham just got longer.
To the end of the list that includes artist, author, entrepreneur, restaurateur, real estate developer, committee chair, culinary school founder, hotel owner and volunteer extraordinaire, you now have to add alcaldessa.
On Monday night, the City Council
unanimously selected Brangham as the 2014 Sonoma alcaldessa and then promptly called her cell phone while she was attending a Sebastiani Theatre event and jointly announced their congratulations.
Brangham has lived in Sonoma for some 25 years and founded The General’s Daughter restaurant in the 1870 Victorian house on West Spain Street built by Attila Haraszthy and Natalia Vallejo, daughter of the general. In doing so she rescued the neighborhood from a subdivision future. On land next door, she founded Ramekins Culinary School and subsequently bought an old farmhouse on Broadway, renovated it and opened MacArthur Place.