Dear Fairfax friends and neighbors,

Welcome to my website. Please review some of my qualifications and positions on the issues and feel free to contact me with comments and questions.

As a Planning Commissioner, I’ve seen many crucial issues come before the Town that effect our lives and quality of life.  Below are some of the most important issues I would I start addressing on Day One as your newest Councilmember.


Cindy Swift

Paid for by Cindy Swift for Fairfax Town Council 2019
55 Madrone Rd. Fairfax CA 94930
Phone: 415-419-4418,,
Email: FPPC# 1420530

As Fairfax’s newest council member my priorities will be:

Improving our Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

It is important that we improve our overall preparedness – whether it is for wildfires, earthquakes, floods or utility power shutdowns.  I will work to bring together all aspects of our community – businesses, residents, schools, organizations to work collaboratively to better prepare our whole community for disasters and emergencies. 

Preserving our Small Town Character

All of us want to preserve Fairfax’s unique small town qualities that make our town a special place to live, play and work. To do that, we must support our local serving businesses and work to preserve our open spaces while tackling the need for compatible affordable housing.

   We must work to preserve our historic and cultural resources such as our downtown area that is so loved by our community….starting with an inventory of our buildings.  We also need to maintain/fix our infrastructure such as our downtown sidewalks, roads, street lights, and parks.    

Promoting Transparency and Communications

I will work to keep our budget sustainable and transparent.  As well as maintaining transparency in communication. 


“Cindy’s tireless community service has been making a real difference for our Town for years on the Planning Commission, the Cascade Canyon Firewise USA Steering Committee, and the CERT disaster response team.   I have never met anyone more committed and effective for the Town of Fairfax. Cindy would be an extraordinary addition to the Town Council.”
Ray Moritz  (Urban Forester, Fire Ecologist & Town Arborist):

“I’m delighted to endorse Cindy Swift for Fairfax Town Council. We’ve volunteered together on wildfire and other disaster preparedness efforts. Her methodical, rational approach is just what we need to help our town survive and flourish.”
Jono Polansky, Cascade Canyon Firewise USA Steering Committee

“I know Cindy as a tireless volunteer, both on a local and Countywide level. On Fairfax’s Planning Commission, she demonstrates knowledge, fairness and courtesy to all, while protecting the special qualities of Fairfax. Her work with Firewise Cascade Canyon and on the County CERT steering committee prepare her to work with the Council, residents and the County on disaster preparedness, a crucial issue of our times. I am pleased to endorse Cindy Swift for Fairfax Town Council.”
Supervisor Katie Rice

“As a 30 year veteran of public safety and first response ( firefighter retired ) in S.F. I know firsthand that preparedness is vital in our wildland urban interface.  I feel we need a moderate voice in smart common sense decision making to benefit all members of the community equally.”
Patrick Martinez,  Lt., E-1, SFFD (Ret.)

“Cindy Swift is a tireless supporter of our libraries in Marin and most especially in Fairfax. She brought enthusiasm and clear headed thinking to library issues both on the Library Commission and as an active Friend of the Library.”
Gail Haar, Director Marin Library Services, retired

“I’ve worked with Cindy for a number of years in the CERT community, as she is one of our county leaders and have found her perspective on community needs to be practical and balanced. I believe that  she would be an excellent community leader on the Fairfax City Council and gladly endorse her candidacy. She is a stalwart supporter of local volunteers and emergency preparedness efforts.” 
Maggie Lang (Retired Marin County CERT Coordinator)