About us

The mission of the Dominican Black Canyon Neighborhood Association is to:

  1. Enhance the liveability of the area by establishing and maintaining an open line of communication and liaison between the neighbors, Dominican University, local businesses and organizations, government agencies, and other neighborhoods.
  2. Organize and facilitate social activities allowing neighbors to get acquainted with each other and foster community pride.
  3. Inform and advocate for the desired quality of life in our neighborhood.
  4. Provide an open process by which all members of the neighborhood may involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood.
  5. Improve neighborhood safety and build disaster preparedness.

All Are Welcome to the Board Meetings

The Association Board meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm.  Meeting location is at the Trinity Community Church (west side of office building) 1675 Grand Avenue in San Rafael.  You are encouraged to join a committee to help organize an event or give ideas for events, activities or community projects you would like to see.

Annual Membership Dues

Anyone who resides within the Dominican neighborhood of San Rafael is welcome to join the Neighborhood Association for $20 a year.  The nominal dues fund our Annual Ice Cream Social, the February Cocktail Party at the Marin Tennis Club, a bi-annual newsletter and the DBCNA Annual Business meeting that hosts special events that serve our community as a whole, such as the Security Forum that was held this past year.  Join us and help by participating in your community and supporting our mission.

Pay through Paypal

Or mail a check to:

P.O. Box 151702
San Rafael, CA 94915-1702

DBCNA Board of Directors

The Dominican Black Canyon Neighborhood Association is pleased to present the 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors. This Board will serve from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.

Jack Nixon, President: Jack has served as a San Rafael City Councilman (8 years), a Marin Co. Planning Commissioner (4 years), lead coordinator of the ad hoc Committee to Save Gold Hill Grade (6 years), Foreman of the 2014-15 Marin County Civil Grand Jury. He is currently President of the Marin Chapter of the California Grand Jurors Assn.  He and his wife Norma have been residents of their Dominican home for 47 years.

Jay Hubert, Vice President:  Jay is retired from Chevron after almost 30 years of service. He is Chief Radio Officer for the amateur radio group that is sponsored by the Marin County Sheriff.  He also leads radio support operations for the Red Cross in San Rafael.  He and his wife Mayme have resided in their Dominican home for 47 years.

Edie Dagley, Secretary:  I have lived in this lovely neighborhood for 27 years.  I have worked in the schools and enjoy hiking and gardening.  I sing in the Dominican Chorale.  I like to write.  I have planned many events over the years for different organizations.  I am happy to be on the Dominican neighborhood Board.

Bonnie Marks, Treasurer:  Bonnie is a Bay Area native who moved to Dominican from Oakland 4 years ago.  She recently retired from a 40 year career as an educator and public school program administrator and looks forward to supporting the work of the DBCNA board in helping neighbors connect and build community.

Mary Wickenheiser, Membership: Marty is a long time Marin County resident whose job is real estate and passion is volunteerism. A long time member of Rotary International, her people skills make her a natural for Membership Chair.

Jeff Cardneau, Board Member: Jeff is a Detroit native and moved to the West Coast in 2002. He is currently working at Kaiser Permanente as a Vascular Surgeon.  He and his wife Joan moved to the Dominican neighborhood in 2013 and fell in love with the beauty and tranquility of the area.  They joined the Association to get involved with neighborhood activities and to meet their neighbors.

Bob Levine, Board Member:  Bob was born at the old San Rafael hospital and grew up in San Anselmo going to San Anselmo schools.  He has been in San Rafael for the last 25 years and has lived around the corner from Dominican University for the last 4 years.  Bob has 3 grown children and one darling granddaughter.

Contact Us

You can email us at DBCNA.info@gmail.com

By Laws

Download the association by laws adopted May 2016.