Sonoma Biochar Initiative hosted the 2012 US Biochar Conference
For more on their work visit the SonomaBiocharInitiative.org website.
At 72 years of age, Mackenzie is now a grizzled veteran of Sonoma County and Northern Californian environmental politics. In the fourth year of his 4th term on the Rohnert Park City Council, Mackenzie hopes to continue his obsession with attending and moderating meetings, chairing committees and serving on boards of directors. To date he has chaired LGC, SCAPOSD Advisory Committee, SCTA/RCPA, WAC and the EQ Policy Committee for LCC and continues to chair RRWA, NCIRWMP & GA Public Policy committee. He is a member of MTC and SMART. He attends some of these meetings on his bicycle as long as they are in Rohnert Park or Santa Rosa.
A retired 30 year Pesticide Regulator with US EPA, Mackenzie is now serving his fourth term as Mayor of his city. Mackenzie believes he is the only PhD Weed Scientist [Oregon State University 1970] and BSc. Hons Farm Management [Edinburgh University] graduate serving as an elected official in California.
A glossary of acronyms will be supplied upon request. It probably won’t surprise you to know that he obsessively collects Police Procedural books and Jazz records.