At the December 2015 PLT Board meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint John Marin as the newest member to our Board. A native Californian, John was born and raised on a small farm in Martinez. He graduated from Cal Poly Pomona, School of Environmental Design, City/Regional Planning Program. For most of his career, he worked for Placer County holding multiple administrative positions. John started his career with the County in the Planning Department as an architect in 1979, and went on to manage multiple departments including the Community Development Resource Agency. In his last position, he was the Placer County Board of Supervisor’s Administrative Officer. He retired in 2008 after more than 30 years of employment. “One of my goals is never to retire,” said Marin. “I want to leave a legacy of open space both improved and in a native state for future generations throughout California.”
John continues to be active within the Placer County community. He is currently Chairman of PlacerArts, a non-profit organization committed to the arts and humanities. On Tuesday’s, he can be found at the homeless center located at the Seventh Day Adventist Church where he hands out clean clothes, food, and cleans showers in support of the homeless population of the area. He is an avid hiker, backpacker, kayaker and snow skier, and he recently climbed Mt. Whitney.
He lives in Christian Valley with his wife Therese and they have two grown children. John has been a member of PLT since 2012 and has also volunteered on several occasions. He was recommended to the Board by long time board member Tom McMahan, who stepped down at the end of 2015 after serving on the board for 12 years. “We are excited to have John Marin join our Board of Directors”, said Placer Land Trust Board President Fred Yeager. “We hope his leadership experience and connections will help engage and inspire the community to share in his passion for the outdoors.”