TVCSD Board Meetings

Tomales Town HallThe district is governed by a five member Board of Directors that is elected by the voting members who reside within the district. Each member is elected to a four year term and elections are held every two years. Eligibility to the board is restricted to those members of the community who reside within the district boundaries and are registered to vote, renters and property owners alike. In the event of a vacancy between elections the board solicits inquires from interested community members and a member is chosen to fill out the term. Board members are paid $50 each per meeting with a maximum of 2 meetings per month.

Monthly Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Tomales Town Hall. Meeting time is 7:00pm. Meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend. Discussions and actions are limited to those items on the agenda with an 'Open Communication' segment at the beginning of each meeting allowing for announcements and comments. The agenda is posted 72 hours prior to the meeting. It is also posted on this page.

In addition to the elected board members the district is managed by our General Manager, Jose Ortiz. His job is to provide all the necessary functions to insure the district runs efficiently and is in regulatory compliance. He also maintains a working relationship with our operators and, during projects, our contractors.

The board also has numerous subcommittees: Newsletter (Cynthia Hammond & Beth Koelker), Fund-raising, Community Advisory (a group of community members who independently review district policies and functions), and the Mosquito Advisory liaison (Margaret Graham is our representative to the West Marin Mosquito Control Council).


Bill Bonini, board president and Park Advisory Committee member

Bill is a third-generation native son of Tomales and has lived here most of his life. The William Tell Tavern was owned by his family for generations until its sale in the early 1990’s. Bill is a licensed building contractor and owns a home he built himself and his family owns numerous other residential and commercial properties in the village. He has a keen head for business and joined the TVCSD Board two years ago because he cares about
Tomales and because he feels he can make a difference in getting the work done to run the district efficiently. He has served as President for the past 2 years and was just re-elected for 2 more years. In his spare time, he is usually working, although he is never too busy to stop and chat with neighbors and friends alike, and is known for his magnanimous character and his dedication to Tomales.

Deborah Parrish, board vice president and Financial Advisory Committee member

Deborah has lived in Tomales since 2006 and joined the TVCSD Board two years ago. She was born in the Lone Star State, the fifth generation of rebellious and independent cattle ranchers homesteading the vast Texas plains. At thirty, she packed up her little red car and drove westward, never looking back. She brings 20 years of experience as a business consultant for strategic and financial planning to TVCSD. Her keen ability is to shepherd companies and their leaders through profound transformation, helping people and their organizations recover, reinvent and/or grow their businesses. She facilitated TVCSD’s first 5-year strategic planning process, and since joining the TVCSD board, has demonstrated leadership in the development of policies and procedures, a competitive bidding process, and increased transparency and clarity to the annual budget
process. She now enjoys her empty nest with her husband Chick, giving her plenty of time for her other passion, capturing life through photography. She often volunteers to support local community groups, live music and youth development programs.

Donna Clavaud, TVCSD board member and Financial Advisory Committee member

Donna has lived in Tomales for 26 years and was recently elected to the Board after serving on FAC for four years. She is retired from a career in non-profit development and management, where she served the Kashaya Pomo, CA farmworkers, SE Asian refugees, Peace Corps Volunteers, disabled workers, and those experiencing homelessness. As a local fundraiser, she has raised monies to maintain and purchase Tomales Community Park, the Tomales water tank and hydrant expansion, and The Annual Tomales Farm & Flea Market THS Scholarship Fund. Over the years, she has raised over $ 2M for Bay Area community programs and projects. She has been a key leader in the impetus for the Dillon Beach Community Plan and the 1997 Tomales Community Plan. In 1987 she co-wrote a study called “Living and Working in West Marin”, which looked at the state of the economy and jobs in 14 unincorporated villages. She is hoping to contribute to the development of
the TVCSD Policy Manual, a 5-year and a 10-year financial and strategic plan; and efforts to increase
transparency and participation by and for community residents, ratepayers and all stakeholders. She lives
with her partner Marc and their grown daughter Kelly, and can either be found cooking and baking or in
their vegetable garden with home-raised bees buzzing all around.

Peter MacLaird, TVCSD board member

Peter has called Tomales his home since 2000 and since 1979 has been the owner of SF’s Embarcadero
Automotive, Inc. He brings his experience in business and technical skills to the TVCSD board table and is a champion of small town local control and efficiently run organizations and operations. He has been active in local ad hoc efforts to contain TVCSD costs and increase participation and transparency to the Tomales community, ratepayers and all stakeholders, whether they be our SUSD partner, contractors or customers.
Peter and his wife Bonnie split their time between Tomales and their casa in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Peter enjoys gardening, cooking, travelling and time with family and friends.

Dru Fallon O’Neill, TVCSD board member

Dru has lived in Tomales for the past 11 years and since 1997 has worked for the Golden Gate Bridge
Highway and Transportation District as a Dispatcher. She has been involved with Founder’s Day since 2005, helping arrange, organize and announce the parade. Her husband Bob spends most of his time in Amador County, where they have an antiques business in Sutter Creek. Dru is no stranger to small town life. She has brought hometown values with her to Tomales, from growing up in the scenic CA foothills of Sutter Creek, known as the jewel of the Motherlode. Her dad served on the city council when the town was addressing and
improving their sewer system during the late 60’s and early 70’s. She learned that the symbiosis of responsible governing within a small town is to balance fiscal duties, to preserve the present with an eye to the future, and to communicate and define goals in partnership with the community. Her goal for working on the TVCSD Board is to continue the quality service that people before her have worked for and provided, while keeping value and costs under control.

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New Board Materials for the Tomales Village Community Services District

The TVCSD Board has recently released three important documents that have been developed over the past several of years. There is an introduction to the District's rules and policies for new Board members, a handbook for all Board members and the Policy Manual for the TVCSD District.
New Board Member Documents
TVCSD Policy Manual
Board Member Handbook

Priority Board Agenda Calendar for fiscal year 2016-­17:

The primary focus of this calendar is to present a priority list of district issues that were identified at
the last Board meeting to be worked on in the new fiscal year 2016-­‐17. The Board directed the FAC to
review this list and to develop a Priority Agenda Calendar for our 2016-­‐17 Board meeting agendas. Many
of the tasks for TVCSD to address over the coming year are dependent upon one another; ie-­‐ they have
a waterfall effect-­‐one must be done in order to do the next one. This calendar was approved at the July 13, 2016 board meeting. Priorities Calendar

Management Study of the Tomales Village Community Services District

The Matrix Consulting Group was retained by the Tomales Village Community Services District to conduct an organization and management study of the District to ensure that it meets the needs of the community, but also to provide assurance that it is effective in its oversight of the services delivered. Even small organizations need to be accountable to the public and this study was an opportunity to examine opportunities to improve upon management issues in the District. In a separate effort, the District examined the revenue side (i.e., rates); this study examined the expenditure side of the District. Read the Report

Past Budgets

The previous budgets dating three years back are found on the Archive Page

Tomales Village Community Service District Sewer  Budget 2016-2017

Tomales Village Community Service District Park Budget 2016-2017

The Tomales Park budget has been separated from the sewer budget and was approved by both the Park Advisory Committee and the TVCSD Board of Directors.

Tomales High


Approved General Manager and System Operator Contracts

General Manager
System Operator

2016 Audited Financial Reports

The TVCSD is audited annually by a certified auditing firm. This years reports are divided between an Independent Auditor's Report, and a Report on Accounting Controls and Procedures. Previous reports are found on the archive page. All documents are in pdf format.

Agenda's and Packets

Below is a list of our agendas and meeting minutes. The documents are PDF's (Portable Document Format). To view past meeting information visit our Archive Page.

Board Packets now available:

Our monthly board packets can now be read on-line or downloaded. They are located below in Board Meeting Documents.

Tomales CSD Board of Directors Membership and expiration dates

  • Dru Fallon-President 12/17
  • Donna Clavaud-VP 12/19
  • Bill Bonini 12/17
  • Peter MacLaird 12/19
  • Deborah Parrish 12/17

General Manager

Jose Ortiz


Plant Operators

Natural Systems Utilities

Financial Manager

Melinda Bell


Cynthia Hammond


Walter Earle

Board Meeting Documents 2017
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Park and Financial Advisory Committees

Two Committee's were officially formed at the May 9, 2012 Board Meeting. Each committee normally meets monthly. The Park Committee meets on the forth Monday of the month at the Presbyterian Hall. The Finance Committee meets on the forth Wednesday of the month at the Tomales Town Hall. Application forms are available for down load. Committee membership is open to anyone. Simply fill one out and mail it to TVCSD, Box 303, Tomales Ca, 94971. Finance Committee  Park Committee


Park Committee:

  • Bill Bonini- Chair
  • Walter Earle-Secretary
  • Susan Alverez
  • Margaret Graham
  • Beth Koelker
  • Patty Oku

Finance Committee:

  • Deborah Parrish- Chair
  • Chick Petersen
  • Venta Leon
  • Donna Clavaud



Committee membership is open to anyone interested. The committees are an officially appointed by the Board of Directors and are limited to seven members each. The meetings are open to all. Agendas are posted prior to the meetings in the Tomales Post Office and at the District office on Dillon Beach Road. Additional Park agendas are posted at the park. Previous committee minutes are on the Archive page.

Park Committee Minutes:


Finance Committee Minutes:




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Updated: May 8, 2017