Environmental Forum of Marin is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the environment by educating its Members and the Bay Area residents about environmental issues. The goal of the Environmental Forum is to conduct programs on environmental issues and provide continuing education for its Members and the public.
Environmental Forum of Marin embarks on its 45th year of educating and training environmental advocates. The Environmental Forum was established in 1972 by a group of stalwart environmentalists intent upon averting the future of unchecked development in Marin County. Founder Dr. L. Martin ("Marty") Griffin engaged Ellen Straus, Phyllis Faber, Nona Dennis, Kathy Cuneo, and others to convince decision-makers to protect important agricultural lands and natural eco-systems located in the County. Since our inception, over 1100 people have graduated from our Master Class and hundreds of others have attended our programs and workshops. Due to the threat of climate change, examples of topics that our educational programs now include sea level rise, water, land use, transportation, waste, toxins, and energy. All programs offer a clear look at the issues and actions you can take.
Barbara Boxer, a graduate of our Master Class #2, congratulates the Forum on our 40th Anniversary.
Environmental Forum of Marin is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors. Each member on the Board serves in a specific capacity. The Board of Directors is elected at the Annual Meeting of the Environmental Forum, which is held in late Spring of each year. The current Board was elected on May 21, 2017, and will serve until the Annual Meeting in 2018.
Our Executive Director was hired in June 2016.
| Executive Director, Kim Rago
|President, Susan Rusche|
|Vice President, Helene Marsh|
|Secretary, Karen Mendelow Nelson|
|Treasurer Sarah Loughran|
|Program Director, David Kunhardt|
|Master Class Director, Norma Fragoso|
|Master Class Assistant Director, Tom Arthur|
|Communications Director, Nancy Benjamin|
|Membership Director, Veda Florez|
Off Board Positions
|Social Media Coordinator, Tamela Fish|
|Graphic Design and Website, Gayle Marsh|