Why did you choose to join the MSMVCD Board of Trustees? / Why is the mission of mosquito and vector control important to you?
As mayor of Fairfax in 2004, the Fairfax Town Council appointed me to represent Fairfax to protect Fairfax from pesticide spraying on the commons. Fairfax has a ban on the use of pesticides on public property, parks, streams, open space, ball fields, streets and public right of ways.
I have worked to provide safe and sane mosquito control and change how we deal with mosquitoes seeking non-poison solutions to control them. I support the use of OMRI approved products. I have always opposed aerial pesticide spraying including both the Med-Fly and Light Brown Apple Month aerial programs.
What is your relevant expertise?
I have served on local, countywide, regional, state and federal boards, commissions and councils since 1964.
Jesuit educated in San Francisco. St Ignatius College Prep and the University of San Francisco. I was awarded an AA from Santa Rosa Junior College in 1960 as a law enforcement major.
Served as an elected official in Marin County for 44 years. 7 terms as mayor of Fairfax, California’s first Prop 20 Coastal Commissioner serving from 1972 to 1981, a Board of Control member for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Travel Study and currently a Director for the Ross Valley Sanitary District.
List of service clubs you belong to (if any):
Native Sons of the Golden West
List of other city/town/county boards or committees you serve on:
A commissioner for the Central Marin Sanitation Agency, a Director for the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority and the Ross Valley Sanitary District.
Other information you wish to share about yourself:
Served on the original City-County Planning Council of Marin, the original Marin-Sonoma Highway 101 Corridor Committee, the Transportation Authority of Marin and the Marin Telecommunication Agency. Prior to retiring, I was a commercial driver and also served as a Teamster Union president.