Board of Directors

The Tiburon Fire Protection District is governed by five elected Directors who are responsible for the prudent financial management of the department and for approving and evaluating District policy. The Board of Directors is committed to providing excellence in leadership that results in the delivery of the highest quality of services to its constituents and to the well-being of District employees and volunteers.

The Tiburon Fire Protection District Board of Directors are:

Tom O’Neill, President, 2021 (Term: 2018-2022)

Director Tom O’Neill has served on the TFPD Board since 2009. He is a graduate of University of Minnesota and University of Denver. Tom has lived in Tiburon since 1968. He is currently the owner of a consulting business and his interests include sailing, hiking, photography and travel. Director O’Neill also holds a seat on the Southern Marin Emergency Medical Paramedic Systems Board, as well as a seat on the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation Board. He is the Founder and Director of the Tiburon Classic Car Show and Founder and Director of the O’Neill Irish Music Festival. 

Dr. Robert Miller, Vice President, 2021 (Term: 2020-2024)

Director Robert Miller has served on the TFPD Board since 2006. Dr. Miller is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and graduated from Cornell Medical College with an MD degree. He has been a resident of Tiburon since 1986. Robert is a Physician in an active medical practice and brings 30 years of medical experience to the Board. He is also quite passionate about disaster preparedness and is certified in the Get Ready program. As well as being Red Cross certified for disaster triage, he also serves as a Block Captain to coordinate preparedness in neighborhoods. 

Cheryl Woodford, Secretary, 2021 (Term: 2018-2022)

Director Cheryl Woodford joined the Board in June 2017. She is a graduate of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Cheryl has lived in Tiburon since 2007. She spends much of her time volunteering for various organizations around the Bay area, including the Tiburon Green Team. Cheryl has worked in finance, most recently as a Client Relationship Officer at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco and prior to that, in marketing and sales at Prudential Investments in New Jersey. Her interests include running, hiking and travel. 

Emmett O’Donnell (Term: 2021-2022)

Emmett O’Donnell joined the Board in 2021.  Emmett graduated from Harvard University in 1984 and has resided in Tiburon since 2001.  Emmett is the current owner of steel distribution and processing facilities in California and Washington, having worked in the California steel industry since 1987.  Emmett has a lot of experience volunteering for Tiburon, including 3 years on the Design Review Board, 3 years on the Planning Commission, and 8 years on the Tiburon Town Council, including a term as the town’s mayor.

Mark Capell (Term: 2021-2022)

Director Mark Capell joined the TFPD Board in 2021. He is a graduate of UC Davis and has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Mark is a Managing Vice President at Build America Mutual with over 20 years experience as a municipal bond analyst. He also serves as an Executive Board member with the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and is on the San Francisco Municipal Bond Club Board. For several years in high school and college, he worked as a seasonal firefighter with Marin County Fire Department and later was a graduate of the Santa Rosa Junior College Fire Academy. Mark has been a Tiburon resident for over 15 years. He is an avid fisherman, backpacker, homebrewer, gardener, and chef.

You may send correspondence for the Board of Directors here:

1679 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920

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2021 BOD Meeting Schedule:

The Board of Directors meet regularly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, in the conference room at Tiburon Fire Protection District Headquarters Station 11, 1679 Tiburon Blvd. Next regularly scheduled meeting is 12/8/21.

Board Vacancy: no vacancies on the Board at this time.


11-10-21 Finance Committee Agenda

Agenda 11.10.21

10-13-21 Finance Committee Agenda

Agenda 10.13.21

9-8-21 Finance Committee Agenda

Agenda 9.8.21

8-11-21 Finance Committee Agenda

Agenda 8.11.21

7-14-21 Finance Committee Agenda

Agenda 7.14.21

6-9-21 Finance Committee Agenda

Agenda 6.9.21

5-12-21 Finance Committee Agenda

Agenda 5.12.21



Minutes 10-13-21

Minutes 9-8-21

Minutes 8-11-21

Minutes 7-14-21

Minutes 6.9.21

Minutes 5-12-21

Minutes 4-14-21

Minutes 3-10-21

Minutes 2-10-21

Minutes 1-13-21



2020 BOD Compensation

Members of the Board receive a monthly meeting attendance fee in the amount of $100.00 and approximately $163/month in dental coverage. In addition, Board of Directors will be reimbursed for all actual expenses incurred in the performance of official business of the District when so authorized by the majority of the Board.

Tiburon Fire Protection District BOD Policy Manual (PDF)

Board Selection Interview Process

2020 AB1234 Ethics Training Certificates

2021 AB 1825 Training Certificates

O’Donnell AB1234 & SB1343-AB1825

Capell AB1234 & SB1343-AB1825

Special Districts:

Authorizing Statute/Enabling Act

Formation Documents (PDF)

Elections, Next Election, and Procedures:

Fire District Elections are managed by the Marin County Election’s office. Elections are held on even years. Terms of office are four-year staggered terms. The next Uniform District Election is scheduled for November 2022. The positions are for four (4) year terms.  Learn more about our election procedures here.

Additional information, including election procedures and deadlines, can be obtained by contacting the Marin County Elections office: Marin County Registrar of Voters.