ABOUT THE MARIN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors has the overall responsibility for the function of county government.
They are the legislative and executive body of county government. The Board serves as the governing
board of the County Free Library and of many special districts such as Parks & Open Space District,
Redevelopment Agency, Transit District, and the Housing Authority. The Board passes all ordinances
governing the county and is responsible for seeing that mandated functions are properly discharged.
They adopt the budget; set employee salaries; direct a wide variety of services to county residents,
including public works, roads, voter registration, health and welfare programs, courts, district
attorney, public defender, jail facilities, recording of official documents, as well as municipal-type
services in the unincorporated area of the county, such as fire and police protection, planning,
zoning, land use regulation, traffic regulation, and parks and recreation.
One supervisor is elected from each of five supervisorial districts. Terms are 4 years.
Supervisors are elected by district by Marin County voters residing in that Supervisorial District.
Current Board of Supervisors
Marin County belongs to and has Supervisor representation on four regional or multi-county special
districts: Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation
District, California Regional Water Quality Control District (San Francisco Bay Region), and the San
Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission.
The following three regional agencies, which have Supervisor representation, exercise control over
Marin County: Metropolitan Transportation Commission, North Central Coastal Region Commission, and
Association of Bay Area Governments.
Marin residents are encouraged to attend meetings and consider volunteering to serve on a citizen's
board, committee or commission.
Appointed Boards and Commissions