Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Town of Ross United States of America
The Town of Ross is a general law city which was incorporated in 1908. The Town provides for all municipal services other than utilities and fire protection services. Fire protection services are provided by the Ross Valley Fire Department which is a joint powers authority. Water is provided by the Marin Municipal Water District and wastewater collection is provided by the Ross Valley Sanitary District.
We are located in the County of Marin, California approximately 18 miles north of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. Ross is 1.6 square miles and has 2,543 residents. Our town center includes the wonderful Ross Common, the nationally renowned Ross School and the charming, albeit small, Ross commercial area.
The Town of Ross, with leadership from a five member, elected Town Council, actively works to create a healthy and productive town. Ross has a strong Park and Recreation Department, a Public Work Department, a Planning Department, Fire and Police. The General Plan emphasizes a pedestrian friendly environment including disabled ramps, improved street lighting, benches and ongoing restoration of the sidewalks. In addition, because we are a small town, we rely on some county services for our older adults. Ross also holds two annual events, the 4th of July parade and picnic and the Town dinner. These events serve the whole community including older adults. Disaster Preparedness for fires and floods are important in Ross and education via the Ross electronic newsletter and training on Disaster Preparedness are planned by the town. Many older adults attend the training and community information sessions. During our needs assessment we will begin to gather input and feedback from our community about these programs and services and collect data on the needs of our older adults.