Dennis Rodoni’s West Marin roots stretch all the way back to the 1860s when his mother’s side of the family moved out West. They were one of a number of Swiss-Italian dairy ranching families that directly contributed to the agrarian culture of West Marin that still survives today.
It is these roots that prompted Dennis to become politically active over 25 years ago with a dedication to preserving Marin’s environment, agricultural businesses, villages, and open space. And it is these roots that have influenced Dennis to be an environmental champion his whole career.
In March 2020, Dennis was re-elected as Supervisor for Marin’s District Four. During his time in office, Dennis has been dedicated to resolving District Four’s wide range of unique challenges due to its geographic and cultural diversity. From overcrowding because of tourism, to traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, to rent affordability; these challenges are just some of the issues that require serious scrutiny and problem-solving.
Just in this past year, Dennis has been instrumental in securing funding for emergency assistance for displaced tenants, kicking off Cleaner California Coast to protect our pristine shorelines, and increasing government transparency through Community Conversations and expanded in-person services in District 4.
Dennis attended Chico State University, where in 1975 he received a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Economics. Prior to serving as Supervisor, Dennis served as a board member on the North Marin Water District for 21 years and he also participated in several nonprofit and environmental boards.
Dennis spent his early professional years as a high school teacher, which included a three-year stint teaching in Australia where he met his then future wife, Judy. Dennis lives in Olema with Judy, across the street from the farmhouse where his mother was born. Together, Dennis and Judy ran a successful construction company for 35 years while raising two daughters. They are now proud grandparents to two grandchildren.