Mayor John C. Moore has been involved in the City of Cotati for over 35 years. His initial foray began shortly after moving to Cotati from Petaluma in 1984. John and his wife Lisa have three grown children that have all graduated from the CRPUSD. His initial involvement started with the now repealed Cotati rent appeals board. He has been in the insurance industry since 1987 and established a brokerage office in Cotati which led to his joining the Cotati Chamber of Commerce in the 90s where he was voted to serve on the Board of Directors and eventually was elected as Chamber President. John sold his insurance practice and joined the State of CA as an insurance representative in 2002. There he became a union steward with SEIU Local 1000. As a union steward, he was elected to District Bargaining Unit Representative for District Labor Council 752 covering Marin and Sonoma counties. This eventually led to running for a position as a Bargaining Unit Negotiating Committee member which handles labor contracts for 96,000 State of CA employees, a position that he stills serves on today while working fulltime and as a public servant for the City.
John could be seen at numerous community events throughout the years volunteering for the community services commission, children’s sporting events and engaged with St. Joseph’s Church. In 2005 John was recognized as Cotati’s Citizen of the Year.
Mayor Moore started his current role as a council member in 2013 as an appointee to replace an outgoing councilmember. He was elected in 2014 for his first full term and was recently elected for his second full term in 2018. With his extensive experience in the insurance industry, he was appointed to serve on the Redwood Empire Municipal Insurance Fund which is a joint powers authority established to pool municipal funds from 15 different cities for the cost savings benefit of member cities. John looks forward to continuing his service on the city council and helping to make Cotati a city we can all be proud of.