Governance

Member Agencies
Governing Board Members
Positions*
Tiburon Fire Protection District
Richard Pearce, President
FC
Town of Corte Madera
Todd Cusimano, Vice President
CM
City of Belvedere
Beth Pollard
CM
Town of Fairfax
Chris Morin
PC
City of Larkspur
Scott Shurtz
FC
City of Mill Valley
Angel Bernal
PC
City of Novato
Pam Drew
CC/BM
Town of Ross
Tom Gaffney
PM
Town of San Anselmo
Doug Kelly
PM
City of San Rafael
Diana Bishop
PC
County of Marin
Matthew Hymel
CA
City of Sausalito
John Rohrbacher
PC
Town of Tiburon
Michael Cronin
PC
Bolinas Fire Protection District
Anita Tyrrell-Brown
FC
Inverness Public Utility District
James Fox
FC
Kentfield Fire Protection District
Mark Pomi
FC
Marin Community College District
John Adams
PC
Marin Transit
Amy Van Doren
D
Marin Municipal Water District
Krishna Kumar
GM
Marinwood Community Services District
Thomas Roach
FC
Novato Fire Protection District
Steve Metcho
CC/BM
Ross Valley Fire Department
Mark Mills
FC
Southern Marin Fire Protection District
Stephen Willis
CC/BM
Stinson Beach Fire Protection District
Kenny Stevens
FC
Central Marin Police Authority
Michael Norton
PC

* Legend

CM City Manager
CA County Administrator
FC Fire Chief
GM General Manager
PC Police Chief/Police Captain
PM Public Member
D Policy & Legal/Programs Director
CC/BM City Council/Board Member

Governing Board Members
Contact Information
c/o Novato Fire Protection District 95 Rowland Way
Novato, CA 94945
Phone: (415) 878-2690
Fax: (415) 878-2660

Terms of Office:
The Appointing Body of the Member Agency determines the term of the appointment of each member of the Governing Board.

Compensation: None

Reimbursement: None

Biographies: See Member Agencies Websites
Due to the size of the Governing Board and number of turnovers, continuous maintenance of biographies would be overly burdensome and costly for MERA.

Administrative Officials

MERA has no employees. MERA contracts for the following part-time positions:

Maureen Cassingham, Executive Officer
Dave Jeffries, Deputy Executive Officer, Next Gen System Project
Alex Anderson, Administrative Assistant, Next Gen System Project

Contact Information
c/o Novato Fire Protection District 95 Rowland Way
Novato, CA 94945
Phone: (415) 878-2690
Fax: (415) 878-2660
Email: mlc1948@aol.com

Compensation:
Contract hourly rate (Range $35-$100) established annually by Governing Board

Benefits: None

Executive Board
Effective June 20, 2012 the MERA Board of Directors adopted a new governance structure, which includes an Executive Board consisting of 9 members. For more information, please reference “ORGANIZATION”.

Matthew Hymel, Chair
County of Marin, County Administrator

Greg Chanis
Town of Tiburon, Town Manager
Representing Southern Marin Cities/Towns
Belvedere, Mill Valley, Sausalito and Tiburon

Robert Doyle
County of Marin, Sheriff

Christopher Gray
City of San Rafael, Fire Chief

Matt McCaffrey
City of Novato, Police Captain

Richard Pearce — Representing Fire Services
Tiburon Fire Protection District, Fire Chief

Michael Norton — Representing Police Departments
Central Marin Police Authority, Police Chief

Todd Cuisimano
Town of Corte Madera, Town Manager
Representing Ross Valley Cities/Towns
Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Ross and San Anselmo

Tom Roach
Marinwood Community Services District, Fire Chief
Representing Special Districts
Inverness Public Utilities District, Marin Community College District,
Marin Municipal Water District, Marin Transit, and
Marinwood Community Services District

Finance Committee

Matthew Hymel, Chair (Governing Board and Executive Board Member)
County of Marin, County Administrator

Tom Gaffney, Vice Chair (Governing Board Member)
Town of Ross

Todd Cuisimano (Governing Board and Executive Board Member)
Town of Corte Madera, Town Manager

Robert Doyle (Executive Board Member)
County of Marin, Sheriff

Richard Pearce (Governing Board and Executive Board Member)
Tiburon Fire Protection District, Fire Chief

Next Generation Project Oversight Committee (NGPOC)

Todd Cusimano, Chair
Town of Corte Madera, Town Manager
        Alternate: Mike Norton
                          Police Chief – Central Marin Police Authority

Mark Brown, Vice Chair
County of Marin, Deputy Fire Chief
        Alternate: Jeremy Pierce
                          Battalion Chief – County of Marin

Adam McGill
City of Novato, Police Chief
        Alternate: Jamie Knox
                          Police Captain – City of Novato

Robert Doyle
County of Marin, Sheriff
        Alternate: Mike Ridgway
                          Undersheriff – County of Marin

Gerald McCarthy
Novato Fire Protection District, Battalion Chief
        Alternate: Open

Governing Board President
Richard Pearce
Tiburon Fire Protection District, Fire Chief

Executive Board
Matthew Hymel, Chair
County of Marin, County Administrator
        Alternate: Dan Eilerman
                          Assistant County Administrator – County of Marin

Todd Cusimano, Vice Chair
Representative: Ross Valley Cities/Towns

Finance Committee

Tom Gaffney, Vice Chair
Governing Board Member: Town of Ross

MERA Staff
Maureen Cassingham
Executive Officer

Dave Jeffries
Deputy Executive Officer — Next Gen Project

Alex Anderson
Administrative Assstant — Next Gen Project

Pat Echols
Operations officer
County of Marin Assistant Director of Public Works

Executive Officer Work Plan Committee
Christopher Gray (Executive Board Member)
City of San Rafael, Fire Chief

Matthew Hymel (Governing Board, Executive Board and Finance Committee)
County of Marin, County Administrator

Richard Pearce (Governing Board, Executive Board and Finance Committee)
Tiburon Fire Protection District, Fire Chief

Contractors
Maureen Cassingham, Executive Officer
Pat Echols, Operations Officer