MARIN COUNTY, CA – The Marin County Board of Supervisors have elected a new leader.
Katie Rice, who has served on the Board since 2012, was elected president by her peers for what will be her third one-year term.
Rice has represented the Ross Valley and parts of San Rafael on the Board.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the first of the new year, District 4 Supervisor Dennis Rodoni handed the gavel to Rice after the official Board reorganization vote – the reverse of what took place in January 2021.
Also during Tuesday’s meeting, District 3 Supervisor Stephanie Moulton-Peters was voted First Vice President and Rodoni was named Second Vice President.
Rice is a Mill Valley native and a San Anselmo resident for the past 25 years.
“As difficult as the past two years have been, Marin has shown itself to be resourceful, responsible and truly community minded,” Rice said.
“I have no doubt 2022 will bring its own set of challenges, but I have confidence as well that we will rise to those challenges, learn from them, and ultimately be that much more resilient and ready for the next.”
Before the reorganization, Rodoni said it was an honor to serve as Board President for the first time and talked about what it was like leading the County during the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rodoni, an Olema resident and West Marin native, has served as a Supervisor since January, 2017.
“It has been a very demanding but rewarding year,” Rodoni said.
“We collectively continued the good work of County government while being challenged at every step. In the end, we did the work, many times in new ways with success and pride. … I am proud of what we achieved in 2021.”
As Board President, Rice will run the Board’s meetings, work with county staff to set meeting agendas.
The President speaks for the Board once the Board has acted on policy or other matters.