Posted February 10, 2011

SONOMA COUNTY SUPERVISOR DAVID RABBITT JOINS
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

On Friday, January 28, 2011, Sonoma County Supervisor David Rabbitt joined the 19-member Board of Directors (Board) of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District (District). Supervisor Rabbitt was appointed to this position by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and replaces former Sonoma County Supervisor Mike Kerns.

According to Rabbitt, “Joining the District Board is a true honor, and I look forward to the challenges ahead for continuing the vital transportation service provided by both the Golden Gate Bridge and its bus and ferry transit system.”

Rabbitt was recently elected to represent Sonoma County’s 2nd District on the Board of Supervisors, beginning his four year term in January 2011. Previously, he was elected to the Petaluma City Council in 2006. Supervisor Rabbitt has been elected Chair Pro Tem for 2011 and his assigned Functional Group of County Departments is currently Criminal Justice Services. His regional assignments also include the Association of Bay Area Governments, Community Advisory Board of the San Francisco Bay Water Transit Authority, and alternate for the Northbay Watershed Association and North Coast Supervisors Association. Supervisor Rabbitt’s Countywide assignments embrace Health Action, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Solid Waste Advisory Group, Sonoma County Employee Retirement Association (SCERA) and Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (Alternate member). In addition, Supervisor Rabbitt serves as a Director of the Sonoma County Water Agency as well as a Commissioner for the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.

Supervisor Rabbitt has been active in numerous community and civic activities including served two terms as PTA President at McNear Elementary School, assisting in establishing the Petaluma City School District’s Fund Development Task Force, and serving on the Campaign Committees for Measures C and K to help raise funds for local schools. He also co-found Support Healthy Active Kids in Education (SHAKE) to create strong physical education and nutrition programs in the elementary schools. Supervisor Rabbitt also has spent years as a baseball and soccer coach as well as serving as a Board Member for both the Sonoma County Alliance Soccer Club and the Petaluma National Little League.

Rabbitt is an architect having earned his architectural degree at the University of Oregon and resides in Petaluma with his wife Jane and three children Megan 19, Patrick 17, and Sarah 14.