For PG&E, Shiraz developed a comprehensive environmental program. He represented the company on the California Land Use Task Force as well as the BCDC Advisory Committee. He was a member of the American Planning Association and served on the Board of the California chapter for several years. While at PG&E he held various other positions including being the Director of Business Planning.
He has been on the Board of “Xmas in April” for North Bay and was a Board member and President of the Harvard Club of San Francisco. He also was a Big Brother for the “Big Brothers Big Sisters” of North Bay mentoring a child for several years. Shiraz graduated from the Edinburgh University School of architecture and has a Master in City Planning from Harvard.
Mr. Saxe has had a long-time interest in housing, having been raised by a prominent San Francisco realtor, and has actively advocated for the availability – on a non-discriminatory basis – of housing in our community affordable at all economic levels. He has served as a board member of affordable housing developer EAH, and for many years presided over the board of Fair Housing of Marin.
During her 25 years of experience in philanthropy and the broader nonprofit sector, Chantel has worked as a policy advocate and analyst, consultant/trainer, grant maker and direct service provider throughout the country. The substance of her work has been organizational development and community development. She is an experience organizational development consultant and facilitator. She has published and presented on issues of strategic planning; coalition and collaborative development; human services reform and community development; community organizing and the role of philanthropy; organizational development as community infrastructure development, and; nonprofit housing finance.
Chantel began her Marin County work in 1998 as technical assistance provider/consultant focused on community and organizational development with the Marin Community Foundation (MCF) and its grantee partners. She later became the MCF’s Community Development and Housing Program Officer and continues to be an active volunteer in Marin County.
Greg graduated in 2011 from the San Rafael Planning Academy, and also has recently completed his coursework for Dominican University’s Sustainable Practices Certificate. Greg served 18 years as a College of Marin Trustee, and four years as a San Rafael City councilman, with his term ending in December 2011.
John’s professional career was dedicated to planning and design of multi-family housing, mixed use and hospitality projects around the Bay Area, the country and the world. John was one the primary architects for the mixed use developments at Santana Row in San Jose and Bay Street in Emeryville. John’s multi-family projects ranged from affordable housing to market rate and to ultra high end. Having retired from active practice in 2011 John continues his advocacy of excellent planning and design as a Marin County Planning Commissioner.
Kiki is past president and excom member of Sustainable Marin, co-founder and director of Sustainable San Rafael, and founding member of Coalition for a Livable Marin (CALM). She served 5 years on the board of The Cedars of Marin, and on numerous other boards and committees including the Environmental Forum of Marin, City of San Rafael’s Climate Change Action Plan, and MMWD’s Water Rates Advisory Committee. She currently serves on the Town of Fairfax’s Climate Action Committee and Chamber of Commerce Board.
Kiki’s personal and professional focus is promoting environmental, economic, and social sustainability, and addressing social problems through wise public policy, socially responsible business, and conscious everyday decision-making. Current work includes promulgating climate action strategies “commensurate with the scale of the problem.”