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Former councilmember, county supervisor Al Aramburu had passion for conservation

Alberto “Al” Aramburu, a former member of the Tiburon Town Council and Marin Board of Supervisors whose passion for conservation projects resulted in a Richardson Bay bird habitat being dedicated in his honor, died May 11 of heart failure in Atlanta where he was traveling to attend a family member’s high school graduation. He was 87.

Mr. Aramburu began his public service when he was appointed to Tiburon’s Parks and Recreation Committee, now known as the Parks, Open Space and Trails Commission. The committee was working with town leaders and volunteers to create McKegney Green playing field, which opened in 1973. He served on the Town Council from 1972 to 1978, taking a turn as mayor in 1975, and was then elected to represent Southern Marin on the county Board of Supervisors, where he served from 1981 to 1992. As a supervisor, he was the county representative on the boards of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

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