The ONLY Candidate Endorsed by the Marin County Democratic Party, Rep. Jared Huffman, the Sierra Club, and the Marin Independent Journal!
Safe, Healthy, and Affordable Water. Cynthia Delivers.
Cynthia Koehler has served our community on the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) Board for 14 years. This year, she is running for re-election to continue improving our water quality and efficiency while keeping rates affordable.
While serving the people of Marin, Cynthia has tapped into her 25 years of experience working on federal and state water policy. A nationally recognized environmental attorney and water policy expert, Cynthia has led MMWD’s efforts for the last decade to expand water conservation efforts, stabilize water rates, lower our carbon footprint, and provide us with a clean, safe, healthy and tasty water supply that is the envy of the state.
Under Cynthia’s leadership, we’ve been fiscally responsible with ratepayer dollars, keeping average bills well below those of many Bay Area water agencies and below the consumer price index.
Cynthia currently serves as the Executive Director of the WaterNow Alliance, a nonprofit network of water leaders dedicated to advancing environmentally sustainable and affordable water solutions in communities nationwide. She previously served as Senior Water Attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund and as Legal Director for Save the Bay. Recently (2016-2018), she represented Marin on the EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee.
A longstanding Marin County community leader, Cynthia is the past President of the Tam Valley Elementary School PTA Board. Her leadership has been recognized by prominent Marin County organizations; she is a recipient of The Bay Institute’s Hero of the Bay Award, the Marin Conservation League’s Ted Wellman Water Award, and a special commendation from Sustainable Marin for her contributions to water conservation and open communication with the public in her role on the MMWD Board.
Cynthia holds a B.A. from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and J.D. and Environmental Law Certificate from the University of Oregon School of Law. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband Gordon Renneisen and two sons.