Mayor Kate Colin
Kate Colin is the first female to hold the office of Mayor since the city was incorporated in 1847. She joined the San Rafael City Council in January 2013 and was a Planning Commissioner the 8 years before that. She has lived in the Sun Valley neighborhood since 1996 with her husband Jeff where they raised their two children.
Mayor Kate’s goals for the City include focusing on four key policy areas for 2023 – economic growth, homelessness/housing, sustainability (focusing on wildfire prevention and sea level rise) and social justice. She strongly believes in working with the community to find solutions that reflect our community values as well as partnerships with local residents, businesses and neighborhoods to make San Rafael the best it can be.
In addition to Kate’s role as Mayor of San Rafael, she is the Chair of the San Rafael Sanitation Agency. She also represents San Rafael on several regional boards including TAM (Transportation Authority of Marin), SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit), BayWAVE (Bay Waterfront Adaptation Vulnerability Evaluation) and the BCDC Elected Official Task Force (Bay Conservation and Development Commission). She is a strong advocate for gun safety and is the only elected city official consistently participating in the Marin County District Attorney’s Gun Safety Collaborative. Mayor Kate also engages with Mayors across the United States and is a member of the Climate Mayors, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Mayors for Guaranteed Income.
Kate has a MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BA from Dartmouth College. She is a life-long athlete who is often seen running the trails or cycling through our city streets.