Current Term Expiration: December 2020
Most Recent Election: November 2015
First Assumed Office: January 2004
Steffen Bartschat was elected to the TCSD Board in November 2003. He served as Parks and Recreation Commissioner for two years prior to being elected to the Board.
Professionally, Steffen runs a management consulting business that helps global corporates with their innovation strategy. He is also an active startup mentor in Silicon Valley.
Steffen holds MS degree in Business Management along with a Certificate in Public Management from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He also holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Certificate in Project Management from University of California – Santa Cruz.
On weekends, Steffen volunteers his time as Docent for the GGNRA, leading programs on the history and the wildlife of the Marin Headlands.
On the TCSD Board, Steffen particularly enjoys the challenges of facilitating a diverse set of opinions on the TCSD Board, TCSD staff, and the public at large in order to make optimal decisions. He helps the Board focus on the important issues by running annual goal setting retreats and then ensuring that the Board’s future meeting agendas work towards satisfying those goals. Overall he sees his role as providing oversight of the agency on behalf of the rate payers – thus he consistently encourages staff to produce the most innovative and cost effective solutions for the key challenges the agency is facing.
Steffen lives in Tam Valley with his wife Lisa, three children, and two dogs. His kids have attended Tam Elementary, Mill Valley Middle School, and Tam High.
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