About Damon

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Damon Connolly was sworn in as the District 1 Supervisor on January 6th, 2015 representing San Rafael and its unincorporated neighborhoods.  

Damon has served the residents of District 1 in various capacities: as the Vice Mayor of San Rafael, a two term San Rafael City Councilmember, former School Board President, and former Supervising Deputy California Attorney General.

Through his seven years as a City Council member, Damon worked hard to sustain the city’s vibrant local economy, protect vital public services, and balance the budget. He made City Hall more responsive to the needs of San Rafael’s neighborhoods. He helped expand transportation options for local residents and worked to reduce San Rafael’s contribution to climate change.

Damon was a member of the Marin Clean Energy Board of Directors, serving since the agency’s inception in December 2008, and chaired the board from June, 2011 to Nov. 2014.

Damon served as a leader on the Green Ribbon Committee that developed San Rafael’s Climate Change Action Plan, the first to be adopted by a Marin city. He also helped San Rafael adopt a model green-ordinance with some of the toughest green-building standards in America.

He chaired the San Rafael-based Community Advisory Committee on Transit, and currently serves on the Board of the YMCA of Marin and Senior Access.

Damon first held elected office as a Dixie School Boardmember and Board President.

Before opening his own law practice in San Rafael, Damon was a Supervising Deputy California Attorney General, prosecuting the energy companies that gouged our state during the energy crisis of 2000-2001.

A Bay Area native, Damon attended college and law school at UC Berkeley. He has lived in San Rafael for the past seventeen years with his wife, Dawn, and their two daughters.

The January newsletter posted on this site contains his opening remarks at his first Board of Supervisors meeting and lists his priorities for this term. If you'd like to receive regular email updates, please .


Experience

  • Supervisor, Distirct 1, Marin County (Jan. 2015 - Present)
  • Vice Mayor, City of San Rafael (Jan. 2010–Jan. 2011, Jan. 2014-Dec. 2014)
  • City Councilmember, City of San Rafael (Dec. 2007–Dec. 2014
  • Chair, Marin Clean Energy (MCE) (June 2011–Nov. 2014)
  • Board Member, MCE (Dec. 2008–Nov. 2014)
  • Chair, MCE Executive Committee, and Member, MCE Technical Committee
  • Member, San Rafael Green Ribbon Committee (2008–2014) (Responsible for drafting and implementing San Rafael’s Climate Change Action Plan)
  • Member, San Rafael City-Schools Liaison Committee (2008–Present)
  • Member, Marin General Hospital Infrastructure Committee (Oct. 2010–Dec. 2014)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Dixie School District (Dec. 2003–Dec. 2007);
    Board President, (Dec. 2004–Dec. 2006)
  • Chair, Central Marin Community Advisory Committee on Transit (July 2003-Oct. 2003)
  • Member, Cal Alumni Association Board of Directors (July 2004–July 2008)
  • Member, YMCA of Marin Board of Managers (2001–2014)
  • Member, Senior Access Board of Directors (2012-2014)
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Red Cross, SF Bay Area and Marin Chapters (2000–2003)
  • Former Supervising Deputy Attorney General, State of California

 

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