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Board of Directors

The District is governed by a seven member Board of Directors. Members of the District Board are elected by the residents and serve four year terms. The District Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Headquarters Fire Station, 308 Reed Blvd, Mill Valley. We encourage the public to attend and participate in District Board Meetings.  


Fire District Elections are managed by the Marin County Election's office. Elections are held on odd years.  Terms of office are four-year staggered terms.

Next Election & Procedures

The next Uniform District Election is scheduled for November 2017.  The positions are for four (4) year terms.  Additional information, including election procedures and deadlines, can be obtained by contacting the Marin County Elections office at http://www.marincounty.org/depts/rv

Board Manual

Download the Southern Marin Fire Protection District Board of Directors Manual.


Board Members Receive a Monthly Stipend of $100.



Kurt Chun

thumb chun2012Kurt has served on the Board since 1991. He is a native of San Francisco Bay Area, raised in Mill Valley. He currently resides in the Homestead Valley area of unincorporated Mill Valley. Kurt Attended San Francisco State University, and the University of California Berkeley with a major in Education and Vocational Studies. He  recently retired as a Fire Captain from the City of Berkeley Fire Department with greater than thirty years in the fire service.  (Term: 2013-2017)

Email Contact: ffchun@yahoo.com


Cathryn Hilliard

cathryn hilliardCathryn has served on the Board since 2009 and is a resident of the Tamalpais Valley area of unincorporated Mill Valley.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC).  Before joining CIFAC in 1997, Hilliard was Director of Government and Public Affairs for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) for 10 years. She was also a government and public affairs consultant whose clients included; the City and the County of Los Angeles, Chevron Corporation, McDonald’s, Wahl Instruments, and the National Education Media Network. Hilliard set up a one-stop location filming permit center in Hollywood to help keep the motion picture business in California. She also worked in both houses of Congress as staff for Indiana Senators Vance Hartke and Birch Bayh and for Congressman Winfield Denton of Evansville.

Her professional and charitable affiliations included being president of: the Bay Area Public Affairs Council, American Society for Public Administration, Bay Area Chapter, and the UCSF Auxiliary. She is also a current member of AAUW, LWV, Marin Women's PAC and the Tam Valley Improvement Club. Hilliard received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Cal State University East Bay. She also has a management certificate from UC Berkeley.  (Term: 2016-2020)

Email Contact: chilliard@cifac.org


Martin Langeveld

martin langeveldMartin has served on the board since April 2013. He grew up in Mill Valley and graduated from Tamalpais High School. He served as an intern for the Southern Marin Fire District and plays an active leadership role in the district’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Davis and is a Police Officer with the Mill Valley Police Department.  (Term: 2016-2020)

Email Contact: martinlangeveld@hotmail.com 


Tom Perazzo 

Tom PerazzoTom has served on the Board since 2012. He is a Sausalito Resident. Tom is currently employed as a Safety and Risk Consultant. Tom is currently a member of the Sausalito Disaster Preparedness Committee, Sausalito Volunteers in Public Safety, National Fire Protection Association, American Society of Safety Engineer, Native Sons of the Golden West and the Golden Gate Tall Ships Society.  (Term: 2013-2017)

Email Contact: tom.perazzo@sbcglobal.net


Dan St. John

Dan St John (Term: 2013-2017)

Email Contact: dan.st.john@hotmail.com


Alex Rosenblatt

alex rosenblattMr. Rosenblatt was appointed to the board in January 2016. He is a resident of the Strawberry Neighborhood.  (Term 2016-2020)

Email Contact: alexrosenblatt1@gmail.com


Stephen Willis

thumb willis2012Chief Willis and his wife Arliss have been residents of Sausalito since 1968. He served the majority of his 33 years with the City of Sausalito as a police officer, retiring in 2000 as Chief of Police and Fire Services. Since retirement, he has worked as a police and fire consultant. He also has served as an interim police chief on 6 occasions with 5 different cities. He was appointed to the SMFD Board in July of 2012 after Sausalito merged with the district. He is a past president of the Sausalito Rotary Club where he has been a member since 1988. He and his wife are very active in the community. (Term: 2013-2017)

Email Contact: snawillis@comcast.net

Our Mission

The Mission of the Southern Marin Fire District is to contribute to Greater Southern Marin Community’s reputation as a safe, friendly, economically thriving community in which to live, work, learn, play and visit.

We achieve our mission by providing the highest quality local and regional community risk reduction, suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, marine response, disaster preparedness and community education services possible within the resources provided to us.

We are professional, proud, compassionate, highly-trained, and committed to utilizing state of the art technology to provide services that meet or exceed the expectations of our community.


308 Reed Boulevard
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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