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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 on months of January, April, July and October.  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 $30 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.

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

DBCNA Board of Directors

The Dominican Black Canyon Neighborhood Association is pleased to present the 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors. This Board will serve from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019.

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:  Edie has lived in the Dominican neighborhood for over 27 years.  She has worked in the schools and enjoys hiking and gardening.  She sings in the Dominican Chorale and likes to write.  Edie has planned many events over the years for different organizations and is 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.

Robert So, Communications: Robert So grew up in San Rafael all of his life and educating to earn his career achievements through College of Marin.  Recently he has been working for Computers of Marin/Marin Computer Repair (owners are relatives) and offering repair skills. Born in San Francisco, raised in San Rafael, he attends to Lincoln Hill Community Church and Thai-Lao Baptist Church.

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.

John Contini, Board Member:  John is a Los Angeles native and moved up here twelve years ago with his wife (and loving it.)  He is now retired from a variety of jobs, including: elementary school teacher, credit analyst,  finance and control manager for a major food manufacturer, computer software tester and lastly as a movie and television extra. John is looking forward to being part of the Board of Directors and contributing to this already fine community.

Contact Us

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

By Laws

Download the association by laws adopted May 2016.