Supervisor Katie Rice was raised in Mill Valley. Her parents, Jim and Pam Lloyd imprinted on their four children the importance of community service, and strong love of nature and the environment. Her mother, Pamela Lloyd, was active in Marin’s environmental movement for decades. She was a co-founder of the Environmental Forum and the Marin Conservation Corps (now North Bay Conservation Corps), and served as President of the Marin Municipal Water District Board during the drought years in the ‘70s.
Katie currently represents District 2 on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. She was elected in 2012 to her first full term in office, after being appointed to complete the term of her mentor, Supervisor Hal Brown, when he retired in 2011.
During her time in office, Katie has worked tirelessly for her constituents and all residents of Marin. She’s been a strong advocate for children and education, a leader on open space and environmental protection, has pushed hard to move the county forward on flood and fire prevention and protection, and has advocated successfully for traffic congestion relief, and increased funding to address public infrastructure needs.
Prior to serving as Supervisor, Katie served as an aide to Supervisor Hal Brown, where she was lead staff on public safety, transportation, and environmental policy initiatives, including the Ross Valley Watershed and Flood Protection Program, Ross Valley Regional Flood Warning System, County of Marin Green Commute Program, and the Ride and Roll Student Transit Program.
Katie has spent the last 20 years working to support and strengthen our communities. While raising her three children in San Anselmo, Katie co-founded and served as chair of the Ross Valley Schools Foundation (YES Foundation) which united parents from San Anselmo and Fairfax and the four district schools, to join together to increase fundraising and funding for at-risk art, music and technology programming in local schools. The YES Foundation currently raises close to a million dollars a year for the Ross Valley schools.
Katie graduated from Tamalpais High School in 1978 and received degrees in Liberal Studies and English from Sonoma State University. She is a graduate of the Marin Environmental Forum.
Katie has lived in San Anselmo since 1994 and in addition to her three (now grown) children, she has a beloved dog, a marginal, but low maintenance cat, and whenever she can, she gets out and enjoys the incredible parks and public open space of Marin!