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Commission on Aging


Commission on Aging
Gary Lara
Health & Human Services Department
(415) 473-7185

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County of Marin


The Marin County Commission on Aging (Commission) is federally mandated by the Older Americans Act to advise the Area Agency on Aging and the Marin County Board of Supervisors. The Commission is an advisory council that advocates for, educates, and celebrates older adults throughout Marin County. The Commission strives to promote understanding and positive change in the community through the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, respect, and collaboration. The Commission is supported in its work by the AAA.

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According to the Older Americans Act, membership shall be composed of: (a) a majority of persons 60 years or older; (b) service providers; (c) members who reflect the geographic, racial, economic, and social complexion of the area they represent; and (d) at least one member who represents the interests of the disabled.

Term Length

Commission seats appointed by the Board of Supervisors are three years in length. The two seats appointed by the California Senior Legislature (CSL) are four year terms.

Number of Members

Twenty-three or twenty-four members: ten appointed by the Board of Supervisors (two from each of the incorporated cities, two elected from Marin County to the California Senior Legislature, and, if applicable, one Marin County resident appointed by the Governor to the State Commission on Aging.

Reimbursements For Expenses/Per Diem

Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses in performing Commission functions duly authorized by the Executive Committee or by the full Commission within the limits of the budget for the Division of Aging.

Beginning October 1, 2022, a stipend will be available for members of boards and commissions who self-certify to household income below the County self-sufficiency standard. For more information or to  apply to the stipend program, see the Board Stipends Program Webpage.

Time and Day of Meetings

The General Commission Meetings are held at the Marin Wildfire Protection Authority Board Room located at 1600 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 335, in San Rafael on the second Monday of each month. There is no meeting in August. For further information, please call (415) 473-7118.

How to Apply

Applications may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 329, Administration Building, Marin Civic Center (415-473-7331), or contact the Clerk of the City/Town you wish to represent, or access the Application online.

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