Core Group

Core Group members are community leaders who commit substantial ongoing time and expertise to directing CO$T’s activities.


Core Group Members:

Mimi Willard, CO$T’s founder, contributes financial and budgetary expertise accumulated over twenty years as a top-ranked financial analyst.  She served Reed College as a trustee and member of budget, finance, and investment committees.  Mimi is committed to working with taxpayers and jurisdictions to find approaches that are fiscally sound and affordable to Marin’s residents.

Susan Kirsch is a leader in Marin’s citizen activist community.  Her dedication to sound process, cooperative endeavor, and transparency defines her experiences as a consultant to nonprofits, founder of Citizen Marin, chair of Marin Coalition (2013-16) and as a strong 2016 challenger for Marin County Board of Supervisors.  Susan enjoys convening, problem solving and cultivating goodwill.

Linda Pfeifer is a former two-term Sausalito City Councilmember (2008-2016), Arts Commissioner, and Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Board Member. She advocates for transparency, pension reform, local control, and preservation. Pfeifer has a Doctor of Education from the University of San Francisco, is a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and serves as Secretary for the nonprofit, Open Space Sausalito. 

Paul Premo has extensive professional experience as a senior finance executive and tax manager at Chevron, and more recently as an independent energy consultant. He has served as Marin County Civil Grand Jury Foreperson Pro-Tem and Chair of its Finance and Administration investigations committee. Paul is Taxpayers’ Representative on Transportation Authority of Marin’s (TAM) Citizens’ Oversight Committee and is a Core Group member of Citizens for Sustainable Pension Plans.

Doug Kelly was elected to the Ross Valley Sanitary Board in June 2016. Doug also serves as the Vice Chair of the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce, and also is a Director on the Governing Board of the Marin Emergency Radio Authority. He is the Vice President of San Rafael base Performance POS a company that sells and supports POS technology and Digital Video Security Systems. Doug has previously served on the San Anselmo Town Council and prior to that served eight years on the Parks and Recreation Commission.


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