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Board of Directors

NEW!  The Board of Directors meet on the second WEDNESDAY of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station 19, located at 777 San Anselmo Avenue.  Please see the calendar for details, location changes, time changes, and cancellations.

Board of Directors

The Ross Valley Fire Board is comprised of eight members; two from the Ross Town Council, two from the San Anselmo Town Council, two from the Fairfax Town Council, and two from the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District.

 


David Weinsoff DEU1637 2 400x400David Weinsoff, (Fairfax)

dweinsoff@townoffairfax.org  |  Nov. 2013 - Nov. 2017

David Weinsoff is the Town of Fairfax Councilmember appointed to the JPA Board and has been serving on the Board since 2009. 

 

ford greeneFord Greene, (San Anselmo)

fordgreene@comcast.net  |  Nov.2015 - Nov. 2019

Director Greene grew up in next-door Ross as a fourth generation Ross Valley native (where Natalie Coffin Greene Park at Phoenix Lake is named for his grandmother). Ford attended local public schools. A sole practitioner, for over 30 years Greene has litigated redress for wrongful treatment of individual constitutional liberties. This includes criminal defense to civil tort litigation against global religious corporate entities. The National Lawyers for Public Justice gave Greene national recognition when it awarded him its runner-up Trial Lawyer of the Year award for his successful work against the Church of Scientology.

 

john reedJohn Reed (Fairfax)

jreed@townoffairfax.org  |  Nov. 2013 - Nov. 2017

John Reed has been a member of the Fairfax Council since 2009, and was appointed to the Fire Board in 2012. He has been active in reducing wildfire danger in Fairfax for two decades, and is particularly interested in restoring our egress options through the pedestrian trail network. Please contact John at jreed@townoffairfax.org or call (415) 258-9289.

 

Tom FinnThomas Finn, (Sleepy Hollow FPD)

tfinn@well.com  |  2013

Thomas Finn is a Ross Valley native. He completed his undergraduate schooling at the University of California at Davis and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He has served on the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District Board of Directors since 1999. His service on the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority Board began in 2006, and included a term as president of the Board from 2009- 2011. He has served on the Ross Valley Fire Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors since 2013.

 

Rich ShortallRichard Shortall, (Sleepy Hollow FPD)

rich_shortall@att.net  |  2010

Director Shortall retired from San Francisco Fire Department as Asst. Deputy Chief / Emergency Manager.  He promoted through the ranks from Firefighter to Asst. Deputy Chief, and served as San Francisco Fire EMS Chief, Deputy Director San Francisco Office of Emergency Services, General Manager Bay Area Super Urban Area Security Initiative.  Director Shortall serves as a Director on the Board of the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, Ross Valley Fire Dept, FIRESafe MARIN, and Marin Emergency Radio Authority, and is Disaster Chair at Marin County Red Cross.  Rich has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in East Asian Studies from University of California, Los Angeles.  He was appointed to the Board of the Ross Valley Fire Department in 2010 and currently resides in San Anselmo with his wife Diana.

 

mcinerneyTom McInerney, (San Anselmo)

tmm@odnss.com  |  Nov. 2013 - Nov. 2017

Tom McInerney was elected to the Council in 2009.  Previously Tom served three years on the San Anselmo Park & Recreation Commission, including two years as its chair.  Tom has been active in many community groups, including the St. Anselm School Advisory Board (one year as its chair), as umpire director for the San Anselmo Baseball Association, and as a board member of the Flood Mitigation League of the Ross Valley.  By profession Tom is an attorney with the San Francisco office of the labor and employment law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.  He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his law degree from Santa Clara.  Tom has worked as a staff member on the campaigns of Gary Hart and Michael Dukakis, and in 2004 was John Kerry delegate to the Rules Committee of the Democratic National Convention in Boston and in 2008 a Barack Obama delegate to the Democratic Convention in Denver.  Tom, his wife Julie, kids Molly and Joe, along with their chocolate lab Rocky, have lived in San Anselmo since 1998. 

 

Carla SmallCarla Small (Ross)

carlasmall@aol.com  |  Nov. 2014 - Nov. 2018

As a resident of Ross for the past 19 years, Council Member Small and her family have enjoyed the charm and beauty of the community.  Her top priorities include retaining the small-town character of Ross, flood control, traffic/safety, emergency preparedness, responsible fiscal management and transparency in government.  She believes in a common sense approach to problem solving and decision making.  She has held leadership roles in a number of community organizations such as the Ross Property Owners Association, Ross Community Survey and the Ross School.  Her background includes hotel/resort management for the Marriott Hotels.  She was elected to the Ross Town Council in 2010 and became Mayor in July of 2011. She was reappointed to office in March 2014.

 

Beach KuhlBeach Kuhl (Ross)

beach.kuhl@sedgwicklaw.com  |  Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2016

Beach Kuhl has lived in Ross since 1974. He practices law as a litigator, mediator and arbitrator in San Francisco. After a term on the Marin County Grand Jury, he was elected to the Ross Town Council in 2012 . Mr. Kuhl  currently also serves as a commissioner of the Transportation Authority of Marin. He joined the board of directors of the Ross Valley Fire Department in 2015.  He can be reached at 415-627-1411 or beach.kuhl@sedgwicklaw.com.

 


Monthly Meetings

Monthly Fire Board meetings are held in at Fire Station 19, located at 777 San Anselmo Avenue.  Board meting packets containing agendas and materials for each meeting can be downloaded online or viewed at Fire Station 19.  The Board typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Please check the calendar for cancellations, time changes, and venue changes.  There are no Board meetings in August or December.

  • The Board may, from time to time, cancel a meeting by announcing the cancellation of the meeting at a regular meeting.   The Board may also, with proper notice, call special meetings if the need arises.

Our Mission

To protect the lives, property and environment of Ross, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow and Fairfax through education, prevention and community service in a professional and caring manner that is fair, honest, respectful and ethical.

Contact Us

Ross Valley Fire Department
777 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA
Tel: (415) 258-4686

For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1

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