Civic Engagement: Thinking of Running for Office? Filing Period is Open

July 13, 2020

At their meeting on June 15, the City Council reviewed suggested ideas for City action to address racial inequities in the community. A recommendation listed in the Staff Report included:

"Create pathways to civic engagement that make it clear BIPOC are welcome to participate and lead in local government."


The filing period for more than 130 local offices for in the November 3rd general election opens today. These include openings on Boards that may be of interest to community members in Mill Valley and the Southern Marin region:


  • Marin County Board of Education
  • Marin Community College District
  • Mill Valley School District
  • Sausalito-Marin City School District
  • Tamalpais Union High School District


Community Services Districts

  • Marin City Community Services District
  • Tamalpais Community Services District

Fire Protection Districts

  •  Southern Marin Fire Protection District

Sanitary Districts

  • Alto Sanitary District
  • Homestead Valley Sanitary District
  • Richardson Bay Sanitary District
  • Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District

Water Districts

  •  Marin Municipal Water District

Recreation Districts

  •  Strawberry Recreation District

Marin Healthcare District


  • City of Sausalito

County of Marin Election information is available here.

"Why Local Elections Matter" by the League of Women Voters

The City of Mill Valley promotes opportunities for civic engagement and promotes activities that inspire action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. Learn more about the City of Mill Valley's Diversity, Inclusion and Equity initiatives here.