Chance Cutrano

Town of Fairfax, Council Member

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Town of Fairfax
142 Bolinas Rd.
Fairfax, California 94930
(415) 453-1584

By day, I work to protect our air, water, and wildlife as the Director of Programs for a 35-year-old Bay Area environmental nonprofit, the Resource Renewal Institute. I have conducted policy research on food, water, and energy policy on four continents, and my current work spans a variety of subject areas — from the protection of public lands to sustainable agriculture.

By night, I serve our Town of Fairfax, Marin County, and the greater Bay Area through a variety of volunteer roles including:

• Appointed Fairfax Open Space Committee Member and Treasurer
• Appointed Fairfax Volunteer Board Member
• Fairfax Coronavirus Task Force Member
• Appointed Fairfax Measure A Oversight Committee

• Elected Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay Chapter

• Appointed member of the Finance Committee of the Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay Chapter

• Former appointed Vice-Chair of the Political Committee of the Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay Chapter

 Elected Executive Committee Member and Treasurer of the Sierra Club’s Marin Group
• Policy Committee member of Showing up for Racial Justice (“SURJ”) Marin

• Appointed North Coast Regional Director of the California Young Democrats Environmental Caucus
• Former Climate Adaptation Task Force Member for the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors .
• Former Ballot Committee Treasurer for Citizens to Renew Novato’s Urban Growth Boundary, Yes on D 2017
• Former Ambassador for the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial.

• Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Saint Xavier University
• Masters of Public Administration in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.

Honors and Awards:
• 2018 recipient of Sierra Club California‘s inaugural “Emerging Leader Award” for outstanding contributions to conservation and politics.
• 2019 Presidio Graduate School Commencement Speaker for the Masters of Public Administration.