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