Town Of Moraga

Honorable Dave Trotter, Mayor

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 previously served as Moraga’s Mayor in 2009 and 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 has been an active member of the Moraga Chamber of Commerce.

Dave represents the Town of Moraga on the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, where he currently serves as a Commissioner and as Vice Chair of the CCTA’s Administration and Projects Committee. As the Town’s CCTA representative Dave is a member and 2018 Chair of the Southwest Area Transportation Committee (SWAT). He also serves on both the Lamorinda Fee and Finance Authority (LFFA) and the Lamorinda Program Management Committee (LPMC), which address local transportation and traffic management matters concerning the Lamorinda area.

Since September 2017, Dave has represented the Town on the board of directors of MCE Clean Energy, and serves on MCE's Executive Committee and Rate Setting Ad Hoc Committee.

Dave previously served on the Hillside and Ridgeline Steering Committee, the Moraga Center Specific Plan Implementation Project Steering Committee and the Joint Ad Hoc Facilities Planning Subcommittee.

From December 2008 through March 2017 Dave represented the Town of Moraga as a member of the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (also known as RecycleSmart), and served as chairman of the Authority in 2016-2017.

Dave was elected and served as the Chair of the Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference for 2011. In January 2017 Dave was selected by the Contra Costa Mayors’ Conference to serve as its appointment to the East Bay Regional Park District’s Park Advisory Committee, and was reappointed to that position in November 2017 for an additional two-year term.

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 voter-approved Measure B parcel tax providing additional critical financial support for Moraga’s excellent public schools.

Dave practiced law for 17 years (1998-2015) with Bowles & Verna LLP in Walnut Creek. In January 2016 he founded the Law Offices 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). He is currently serving on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay.