Susan Gorin, Chair

Susan Gorin, Chair

County of Sonoma

Director Gorin represents Sonoma County’s First District and has been on the Board of Directors since 2015.

Supervisor Gorin has represented the First District of Sonoma County since 2012. She also represents the Board on numerous local and regional committees.

Ms. Gorin graduated from Sonoma State University in 1991, cum laude, with degree in Political Science and Economics. In 1996, Ms. Gorin was elected to the Santa Rosa School Board, subsequently served on the Santa Rosa Board of Public Utilities and Santa Rosa Planning Commission. She was then elected and served as a six-year city council member and two years as Mayor.

Logan Harvey, Vice Chair

Logan Harvey, Vice Chair

City of Sonoma

Director Harvey represents the City of Sonoma and joined the Board of Directors in 2019.

Melanie Bagby

Melanie Bagby

City of Cloverdale

Director Bagby represents the City of Cloverdale and joined the Board of Directors in 2019.

D’Lynda Fischer

D’Lynda Fischer

City of Petaluma

Director Fischer represents the City of Petaluma and joined the Board of Directors in 2021.

Sarah Gurney

Sarah Gurney

City of Sebastopol

Director Gurney represents the City of Sebastopol and has been on the Board of Directors since 2008. Prior to joining the Sebastopol City Council in 2004, Gurney was appointed to the City’s Planning Commission and, earlier, to the Parks and Recreation Commission. During eleven-plus years in office, she has served two terms as Vice Mayor and three terms as Mayor. She is the first woman to be the Mayor for two consecutive years and only the second person in recorded history to do so. In 2010, Mayor Gurney secured Sebastopol’s designation as a “Slow City” with the international organization, Cittaslow. Her current responsibilities include Pine Grove Square Sub-Committee, Library/City Hall Landscape Sub-Committee, Water Sub-Committee, and Community Impact Report Sub-Committee.

She served as Chair of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and Regional Climate Protection Authority from 2014-2015 and serves as Sebastopol’s delegate to Health Action. Statewide, she serves as Alternate to the California Coastal Commission for the North Central Coast (Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco Counties).

A Sebastopol resident since 1978, Gurney is a mediator and collaborative attorney with 25 years’ experience in Sonoma County.

Lynda Hopkins

Lynda Hopkins

County of Sonoma

Director Hopkins joined the SCTA/RCPA Board of Directors 2021. Director Hopkins is in her second term as Fifth District Supervisor representing the geographically vast and economically diverse Fifth District of Sonoma County.  Her District includes the entire Sonoma County coastline, the lower Russian River, many unincorporated rural villages, the city of Sebastopol, and the Southwestern portion of the city of Santa Rosa. Lynda’s interest in public policy and land use began while attending Stanford University, where she studied interdisciplinary environmental sciences through the Earth Systems (BS, MS) Program. Her course of study included research on the coastal zone, mass transit, climate impacts to coral reefs, and how to more effectively communicate scientific principles with the broader public.  She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing, which led to her work as a journalist focused on local government.

After earning her Master’s from Stanford, Lynda and her husband Emmett moved to his childhood home in Sonoma County. The couple put down roots together by starting Foggy River Farm, a diversified organic farm, on the Hopkins family property. Lynda is a passionate advocate for data-driven climate policy, affordable housing, coastal access for all Californians, social justice, and early childhood education.  In addition to serving as a Supervisor and Director of the Sonoma County Water Agency, she serves on the Board of Sonoma Clean Power, the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District, the Russian River Watershed Association, and the North Coast Resource Partnership.

Ariel Kelley

Ariel Kelley

City of Healdsburg

Director Kelley represents the City of Healdsburg and joined the Board of Directors in 2020.

Mark Landman

Mark Landman

City of Cotati

Director Landman represents Cotati and has been on the Board of Directors since 2013. He was appointed to Cotati City Council in November 2009, elected to a full four-year term in 2010, and re-elected in 2014 for a second four-year term. Mark Landman has lived in Cotati since 1987. In 2004 he retired from the Novato Fire District where he served the community as a firefighter, as one of the first paramedics in Marin County, and finally as a fire captain.

Director Landman currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Sonoma Clean Power. In 2015, Director Landman was elected by members of the Sonoma County Mayor’s and Councilmembers Association to a second four-year term as a city alternate commissioner on the Sonoma Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO). Director Landman also serves as Chair of the Russian River Watershed Association, and as Chair of the Sonoma County Legislative Committee.

Esther Lemus

Esther Lemus

Town of Windsor

Director Lemus joined the SCTA/RCPA Board of Directors in 2021.

David Rabbitt

David Rabbitt

County of Sonoma

Director Rabbitt represents Sonoma County’s Second District and has been on the Board of Directors since 2013. Supervisor David Rabbitt was first elected to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in November 2010, after serving four years on the Petaluma City Council, and was elected to his third term representing the Second District of Sonoma County.

The Supervisor served two consecutive terms as Chair of the Board of Supervisors in 2013 and 2014, and is currently serving as the Chair of the Board again in 2019.

Supervisor Rabbitt serves as President of the Bay Area Association of Governments; Director of the Golden Gate Bridge District; Director of Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit; Director of the National Association of Counties; Chair of the North Bay Water reuse Authority; Director of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and Regional Climate Protection Authority; and has been appointed twice by the Governor to represent local government on the California Seismic Safety Commission.

Supervisor Rabbitt is an architect, and resides in Petaluma with his wife, three children and their dog Nellie.