City of Rohnert Park
- Jake is a veteran elected official and environmental activist in Sonoma County .He is starting his 19th year on the Rohnert Park City Council having served as Mayor 4 times between 2001 and 2012. He currently chairs the NCRP and the LGC, is Chair of GA's Public Policy Committee, and serves on MTC, ABAG Exec Committee, JPC, SCTA (twice past chair) and SMART to name a few. Obviously he collects committee and board assignments as obsessively as he does police procedural novels and jazz records & books. Married to Barbara Mackenzie, Jake graduated from Edinburgh University (BSc Hons Crop Science) and Oregon State University (MS and PhD Weed Science) and after 5 years working in the Ag chemical industry spent 30 years as a pesticide regulator with US EPA.