Citizen Marin

Citizen Marin is committed to restoring grass-roots democracy and local control in government decision-making to achieve a sustainable future that reflects the core values of Marin communities.

About Citizen Marin

Citizen Marin educates, networks, and supports the leaders of neighborhood and homeowner associations concerned about land use planning, zoning, high-density development, infrastructure, and local contro l.

We envision a day when citizens reclaim power, responsibility, and accountability to identify and meet local needs such as affordable or senior housing; rather than top-down, one-size-fits-all state or regional mandates.  

Leaders from throughout Marin County who are wrestling with the demands of the Sustainable Communities Strategies, Plan Bay Area, and legislation like SB375 gather on the 2nd Thursday of every month.  Together we:

  1. LEARN what's happening in other communities such as the SMART Station Area Plan in Larkspur, WinCup in Corte Madera, the PDA in Strawberry, or the National Park Service's proposal for a reservation system for Muir Woods.
  2. SHARE strategies and resources.
  3. PROMOTE meetings and events where pubic attendance and participation makes a difference.  
  4. CELEBRATE successes. 
  5. NETWORK with others in the county and throughout the 9-county Bay Area and beyond.


Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

For more information, contact one of the cofounders  *  415-383-3999  *  415-509-4205




Citizen Marin Affiliated Groups

Citizen Marin is a coalition of like-minded individual leaders from diverse groups and communities. 


Bay Area Citizens

Corte Madera


Friends of Mill Valley

Kentfield/Kent Woodlands

Larkspur Fights Back

Marin Against Density


Mont Marin/San Rafael Park

North San Rafael Coalition of Residents

Novato Community Alliance

Novato Homeowners Alliance

San Marin Compatible Housing Coalition


Strawberry Community Association

Sustainable Tam/Almonte




Citizen Marin Meetings

Citizen Marin meetings are held the second Thursday of the month.

If you are one of the leaders in your neighborhood group and would like more information,  
please contact us at

Donate to Citizen Marin

Mail donations to

P.O. Box 6642, San Rafael, CA 94903

Please make checks payable to SJCM-Ed Fund
and write MCC4LC in the memo line. 

Donations are tax-deductible. (Tax ID 52-2396627)

SJCM = Social Justice Center of Marin

MCC4LC = Marin Communities Coalition for Local Control

Originally convened in April 2011 under the name Marin Communities Coalition for Local Control, MCC4LC changed its name to Citizen Marin in 2012.