Honorable Dave Trotter, Councilmember
Dave Trotter was elected to the Town Council in November 2006. Dave was re-elected to the Council in November 2010 and November 2014. He served as Moraga’s Mayor in 2009 and for a second time in 2013.
Dave has lived in Moraga with his wife, Debby, since 1988. Their four children (Andy, Emma, Jack and Patrick) attended the Moraga schools and Campolindo High School. Dave has been active in the community for the past 25 years. In the 1990s he spent more than six years as a member of the Planning Commission, serving two years as the Commission's chairman from 1994-1996.
Dave has also served as a director and president of the Moraga Historical Society (1996-2002) and on the board of the Moraga Park Foundation (2003-2005). He has coached numerous LMYA and CYO youth basketball and soccer teams, and is an active member of the Moraga Chamber of Commerce.
Dave represents the Town of Moraga as a member of the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (also known as RecycleSmart), where he presently serves on the Finance Committee and as vice chairman of the Authority.
Dave also currently serves on the Town’s Hillside and Ridgeline Steering Committee, the Moraga Center Specific Plan Implementation Project Steering Committee and the Joint Ad Hoc Facilities Planning Subcommittee.
Dave was elected and served as the Chair of the Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference for 2011.
In 2012, Dave worked with the Yes on Measure K Committee for the successful passage of a one-cent sales tax to repair Moraga’s neighborhood streets. As Mayor in 2013, he signed the ballot arguments in favor of the Measure B parcel tax providing additional critical financial support for Moraga’s excellent public schools.
Dave practiced law for the past 17 years (1998-2015) with Bowles & Verna LLP in Walnut Creek. In January 2016 he founded the Law Office of David W. Trotter here in Moraga. Dave’s law practice focuses on litigation, land use planning, real estate and environmental law. He is a graduate of Occidental College and Stanford Law School.
In addition to his volunteer work for the Moraga community, Dave served for many years on the board of directors and Land Committee of Save Mount Diablo (2001-2012), and on the Lassen Park Foundation board (1991-2008).