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Eric Lucan

Supervisor District 5

Eric was first elected to the Marin County Board of Supervisors in 2022. He is a Novato native, a graduate of Novato schools, and a life-long resident of Novato.

He started volunteering and giving back to his hometown by working with and mentoring young people as a church youth director, volunteer soccer coach, and volleyball coach. After earning his MBA, Eric returned to Novato and served as a volunteer chaplain with the Novato Police Department and as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner from 2007 to 2011. He was first elected to the Novato City Council in 2011 and served as Mayor in 2014, 2019, and 2022.

Professionally, Eric is an accomplished marketing executive with 20 years of experience. Prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Eric served for eight years as the Chief Marketing Officer for Mike's Bikes.

Eric and his wife Kiley are proud parents of their son, the ever-curious Noah, and daughter, the always smiling Selah.


  • Born May 9, 1981 and raised in Novato in the neighborhood of Black Point
  • Graduate of Novato High School - Go Hornets!
  • Married since 2009 to Kiley Lucan
  • Father to son, Noah, and daughter, Selah

Employment & Education

  • Currently working as Marin County Supervisor, District 5
  • Chief Marketing Officer for Mike's Bikes (2014-2022)
  • Marketing Director for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (2010-2014)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Georgia State University (2005)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Ministerial Studies, Christian Life International (2002)


  • Secured $1.6 million in state grant funding for the Binford Road RV encampment and started implementing an action plan to ultimately resolve the encampment: transitioned people into housing, connected people with services and benefit opportunities, towed vehicles, removed excess property, installed fencing to prevent new arrivals, and implemented environmental and health upgrades. Efforts are ongoing. 
  • Enhanced SMART ridership and service (ridership numbers are higher than they were pre-pandemic!): increased passenger service options, reduced fares for monthly passes, opened a second station in Petaluma, and construction/planning is underway for the Windsor and Healdsburg extensions.  
  • Worked with the Marin Foster Care Association, City of Novato, and the Marin Community Foundation to secure a 10-unit studio apartment complex in Novato to house youth who are aging out of the foster care system.  
  • Secured funding to elevate a key section of State Route 37 to guard against future flooding and enhance habitat connectivity for San Pablo Bay - ultimately raising the roadway by 30 feet over Novato Creek by 2029.  
  • Launched Student MyCard, providing all Novato public school students free and easy access to online and in person Marin County Library resources with their student ID. 
  •  While on the Novato City Council:  
    • Enhanced and expanded community recreation opportunities: completed 12-acre Hill Recreation Area, opened the Hamilton Community Gymnasium, and renovated Dogbone Meadow Park. 
    • Advanced environmental protection efforts: the City of Novato was one of the first in Marin County to ban plastic bags and polystyrene (Styrofoam), eliminated the City's use of glyphosate, and converted all City streetlights to energy-efficient LEDs. 
    • Improved transit opportunities: secured a third SMART station in Downtown Novato, benefiting both transit riders and the continued revitalization of the Downtown; and opened a new transit facility at Redwood and Grant in Novato, enhancing both safety and visual appeal. 

Prior Community Service & Awards

  • Mayor/Councilmember, City of Novato (2011-2022)
  • Director/Board Member, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (2011-present)
  • Commissioner, Transportation Authority of Marin (2011-present)
  • Board Member, MarinKids (2017-2021)
  • Commissioner, City of Novato Recreation, Cultural, and Community Services
  • 2024 Champion for Children – North Bay Children's Center
  • 2018 Inaugural 40 Under 40 – Georgia State Alumni Association
  • 2012 Top 40 Under 40 – North Bay Business Journal
  • 2007 Leadership Novato Graduate and Ed Stark Award Winner

Fun Facts

  • EV Driver since 2013
  • Lived and worked in Kinshasa, Congo for six months in his early 20s
  • Eric and his wife, Kiley, were once participants (Pilgrims!) in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Eric is an ordained minister
  • Diehard 49ers fan!

Page updated May 22, 2024