For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 11, 2023
Moulton-Peters voted president; Lucan, Sackett welcomed to County leadership
San Rafael, CA – Shortly after the Marin County Board of Supervisors welcomed new representatives Eric Lucan and Mary Sackett onto the dais on January 10, the Board elected Mill Valley resident Stephanie Moulton-Peters as Board President for 2023.
The moves were part of the Board’s annual reorganization of duties as it heads into the new calendar year. Lucan, the new District 5 Supervisor from Novato, succeeds the retired Judy Arnold. Sackett, the new District 1 Supervisor from San Rafael, succeeds Damon Connolly, who was elected to the California State Assembly in November. Arnold and Connolly were honored for their service during a meeting December 20.
The new Board voted that, for the 2023 calendar year, District 4 Supervisor Dennis Rodoni will serve as the Board’s First Vice President and Sackett will be Second Vice President.
Moulton-Peters has represented District 3 in the southernmost areas of Marin since winning election in June 2020 and taking the oath of office in January 2021. She was unanimously voted by her peers to assume the title of Board President for the first time. A Los Angeles native and Stanford graduate, Moulton-Peters has managed environmental regulatory compliance and sustainability programs for business, government and nonprofits and has also worked in communications and nonprofit philanthropy. In her 12 years on the Mill Valley City Council, she served as mayor three times and emphasized wildfire safety and preparedness, streetscape and transportation improvements, and climate change adaptation.
As she holds the gavel over the next calendar year, Moulton-Peters will run the Board’s meetings, work with county staff to set meeting agendas, and assure that constituents have a chance to be heard. The President speaks for the Board once the Board has acted on policy or other matters.
Moulton-Peters said she looks to build on the strengths of the Board, expand the County’s communications and community engagement capacities, and support and empower County employees. She would like to make real progress on addressing racial equity, complete the Housing and Safety Element updates to the Countywide Plan, preserve and create affordable and workforce housing, and continue to address homelessness with housing and supportive services. Strengthening emergency preparedness in Marin's communities, continuing to address climate change, adapting to sea level rise, and collaborating with Marin agencies to plan for collective water and transportation futures are also among her priorities.
“I’m honored to be working with this team of trusted, smart, experienced, and effective Board of Supervisors and County Administrator’s Office colleagues and their staffs who have the community’s best interests at heart and work incredibly hard with great dedication,” Moulton-Peters said. “The hallmarks of good government are collaboration, compromise, and consensus to move forward to meet the opportunities and challenges we face. We are stronger when we work together, and our current challenges are not ones that any one of us can solve alone.”
Before the reorganization, Rice said it was an honor to serve as Board President during 2022 and talked about the core functions of local government from providing the day-to-day services residents expect, to the critically important responsibility of local government to ensure the sustainability of our communities in the years and decades to come.
"The planning, actions, policies, programs and investments we make today will make the difference in terms of what our county and communities look like tomorrow,” Rice said. “They will determine how resilient we are during storm events, how safe from wildfire, how easy or difficult it is for a coffee shop to hire a barista or for our schools to hire and retain teachers, and how we address the health and well-being of our most vulnerable.”
The Board meets most Tuesday mornings in the Marin County Civic Center’s Board chamber in San Rafael. Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, meetings have been conducted hybrid style – in person at the chamber but also via videoconference, increasing public engagement opportunities. Meeting start times are usually 9 a.m. but are subject to change. Occasionally agenda items are heard by the Board in the early afternoon and special workshops sometimes begin at 5 p.m.
All Board meetings are televised live on Comcast channel 27 in Marin County and streamed live on www.marincounty.org. Videos of the meetings dating to 2005 are archived on the website as well.
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Brent AinsworthPublic Information SpecialistCounty Administrator's Office
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