Cal Cities Environmental Quality Policy Committee, Member
Margie received her B.A in Microbiology from the University of Kansas followed by graduate work at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She joined the University of California, Riverside in 1977 before accepting a position at Genentech, Inc. in 1984. During her tenure at Johnson & Johnson, she continued her work on developing new drugs for important diseases.
In 1999 Margie moved to Yountville and founded Ciencia Group, LLC, a drug development consulting company for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Eric E Knight was elected to the Town Council on November 3, 2020. Vice Mayor Knight was elected and served two four-year terms on the Town Council from 1997 - 2005. He also served on the Zoning and Design Review Board, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, the Town of Yountville Community Foundation, and the 2019 General Plan Envision Yountville Town Advisory Group. Knight also currently serves Council Member McKee-Cant on the Yountville Emergency Preparedness Standing Committee.
Council Member Knight has been a resident of Yountville since 1989. He is currently President of the Kiwanis Club of Yountville and Treasurer for Yountville FOCUS and the Veteran Homes Association.
In addition to serving on the Town Council, Vice Mayor Knight represents the Town of Yountville on the following county-wide boards and commissions:
Hillery Trippe was elected to the Town Council in November 2022. She previously served on the Yountville Zoning and Design Review Board, as well as the Yountville Measure S Affordable Housing Committee. Ms. Trippe is a life-long resident of California and attended the University of California, San Diego, Harvard Law School and the University of California, Berkeley Law School. After spending over 30 years as a corporate attorney and executive in manufacturing, higher education and healthcare, she is now retired and enjoying serving on the Town Council.
In addition to serving on the Town Council, Council Member Trippe represents the Town of Yountville on the following county-wide boards and commissions:
Robin McKee-Cant was elected to the Town Council on November 8, 2022, after serving on the Arts Commission from 2020-2022. She was chair of the Performing Arts Committee, while also contributing on the Marketing and Art, Sip and Stroll Committees.
She has worked in wine, tourism, and hospitality industries where she earned a CMP accreditation, and she's worked in business development and client relations for a law practice and a financial advisor.
As a business owner in town, she's equally vested in business growth and community engagement.
McKee-Cant was born and raised in the Napa Valley, and returned here in 2015 after living and working in Marin and Sonoma Counties.
In addition to serving on the Town Council, Council Member Mckee-Cant represents the Town of Yountville on the following county-wide boards and commissions:
Pam Reeves was appointed to the Town Council in January 2023 to fill a 2-year vacancy. She served the community previously when she was elected to the Council in 1990, and before that for 5 years on the Zoning and Design Review Board.
Ms. Reeves has lived in Yountville for over 40 years. She created and nurtured a business on Washington Street for 18 years and currently operates a Home Occupation.
She is committed to creating opportunity through education. She has been a California State Preschool Teacher in an under-resourced district and an ESL teacher In Napa County. Ms. Reeves spearheaded an initiative resulting in the creation of a pre-school and a K-8 charter school in Napa Valley. Additionally, she served as president of the parent association at New Technology High Schoo for 2 years.
With a varied background: a BA in Criminology from UC Berkeley, preschool teacher. Mother, local business owner, aesthetician, and international educator/consultant for spas and destination resorts, Ms. Reeves brings a varied experience and sensibility to her work on the Yountville Town Council.