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Member Agencies Governing Board Members Positions*
Tiburon Fire Protection District Richard Pearce, President FC
County of Marin Matthew Hymel, Vice President CA
City of Belvedere Mary Neilan CM
Town of Corte Madera David Bracken CM
Town of Fairfax Chris Morin PC
City of Larkspur Scott Shurtz FC
City of Mill Valley Angel Bernal PC
City of Novato Pat Eklund CC/BM
Town of Ross Tom Gaffney PM
Town of San Anselmo Doug Kelly PM
City of San Rafael Diana Bishop PC
City of Sausalito John Rohrbacher PC
Town of Tiburon Michael Cronin PC
Bolinas Fire Protection District Anita Tyrell-Brown FC
Inverness Public Utility District James Fox FC
Kentfield Fire Protection District Mark Pomi FC
Marin Community College District Todd Kidder 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 Martin Langeveld CC/BM
Stinson Beach Fire Protection District Kenny Stevens FC
Central Marin Police Authority Todd Cusimano 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
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
Jim McCann, Vice Chair
City of Mill Valley, City 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
James Berg
City of Novato, Police Chief
Richard Pearce — Representing Fire Services
Tiburon Fire Protection District, Fire Chief
Todd Cusimano — Representing Police Departments
Central Marin Police Authority, Police Chief
Debra Stutsman
Town of San Anselmo, Town Administrator
    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
James Berg (Executive Board Member)
City of Novato, Police Chief
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
Central Marin Police Authority, Police Chief
Mark Brown, Vice Chair
County of Marin, Deputy Fire Chief
Jim Berg
City of Novato, Police Chief
Robert Doyle
County of Marin, Sheriff
Gerald McCarthy
Novato Fire Protection District, Battalion Chief
Governing Board President
Richard Pearce
Tiburon Fire Protection District, Fire Chief
Executive Board
Matthew Hymel, Chair
County of Marin, County Administrator
Jim McCann, Vice Chair
Representative: Southern Marin Cities/Towns
Finance Committee
Matthew Hymel, Chair
County of Marin, County Administrator
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
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