Katie Rice was appointed to the Board of Supervisors by Governor Jerry Brown in November 2011 to fill the remaining term of long-time Marin County Supervisor Hal Brown. She then ran for the office in June of 2012 winning the election outright. She has since been re-elected twice, in 2016 and 2020. Prior to her serving as Marin County Supervisor, Katie served for 8 years as chief Aide to Supervisor Brown.
Katie’s connection to Marin is lifelong. She was raised in Mill Valley and graduated from Tamalpais High School. She attended Sonoma State University, receiving degrees in Liberal Studies and English, which she put to work as a journalist writing for various North Bay publications prior to working at the County. For the past 30 years, Katie has lived in San Anselmo where she raised her three children, served on the local HOA board, co-founded The Ross Valley Schools Foundation and been involved in numerous school and community efforts and events.
Protection of Marin’s environmental resources is a core, long-standing value for Katie. Growing up surrounded by and actively engaged in the outdoors and environmental causes, Katie is committed to the protection of our natural resources. She is a proud graduate of the 31st class of the Marin Environmental Forum, a renowned environmental leadership training program.
As District 2 Supervisor, Katie has played key roles in a number of successful initiatives, most notably the establishment of the Marin Wildfire Protection Authority (MWPA). Established in 2020, MWPA coordinates Marin’s Countywide, proactive state-of-the-art wildfire protection and preparedness efforts.
The full range of her experiences – a personal family history of deep community and environmental service, growing up in Marin, work as a journalist, personal commitment to community service, and activities in County government – form Katie’s understanding and working knowledge of the people, places, and needs of Marin, reflect her love for this place, and underpin the drive to make a difference in and to protect the future of our County.