Councilmember Cimolino was born in Fort Bragg California in 1958, and was raised here. His Mother’s family migrated to Fort Bragg in 1885 and his Father’s family arrived in 1906. All were in the lumber and railroad industry.
Michael graduated in 1977 from Fort Bragg High School. He worked in the local booming fishing boat building industry and eventually the Georgia Pacific mill in 1982. After attending College of the Redwoods and Mendocino College he was first employed by the City of Fort Bragg as a police reserve officer. Leaving the mill in 1985 he went to work for the City's Public Works department retiring as Public Works Manager in 2014. He was married in 1988 and has two grown children.
His primary goal on the Council is to bond with the business community and to seek out and promote citizen involvement in all aspects of the decision-making process. Communications, transparency and employee accountability with the public are vital to provide the best services to the community. Budget and purchasing oversight is vital to the solvency of the City.
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