Mintz is pleased to announce that Member Jon Welner has been elected Vice Mayor of the Town of Tiburon in Marin County, California.
“I am honored and humbled to have been elected by my colleagues on the Council to be Vice Mayor in the coming year,” Welner said. “I look forward to serving our community in these challenging times!” Welner is next in line to serve as Mayor, starting in December 2021.
Welner is a leading environmental and land use lawyer at Mintz with over 25 years of experience, and is Co-chair of the firm’s California Land Use Group. He handles regulatory matters for clients in virtually every area of environmental law, including air, water, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, consumer products, traditional and renewable energy, and natural resources. In his land use practice, Welner assists clients in the review process to obtain and defend entitlements for development. He has significant experience with coastal development and the permitting of industrial and energy facilities. In addition, he has experience on development-related labor issues, including prevailing wage law and project labor agreements.
Welner serves on the advisory board of the Environmental Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (formerly the State Bar of California), and is a member and former chair of the Environmental Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association (BASF). He previously served as a senior official at the California Natural Resources Agency.
Welner has a long track record of public service. He has served on the Tiburon Council since February 2018, and prior to that, served on the Tiburon Planning Commission for six years, and one year as chair. He is a board member and president of the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center and a former board member of Congregation Rodef Sholom. He also serves on the board of the John Gardner Fellowship Association and the advisory board of Stanford-in-Government.