Matt Rinn was elected to Pleasant Hill City Council in 2016, served as the Mayor in 2020, and was appointed to Council for another four-year term in lieu of an election in 2020.
He was born in Southern California and lived in several places until his career relocated him to the Bay Area in 1998. In 2008, he opened his Insurance Agency in Pleasant Hill. Matt became involved in the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce; working his way from Ambassador to Board member, to Chairman. In 2011, he won Pleasant Hill’s Business Person of the Year. He relocated his young family to Pleasant Hill that same year.
Matt’s first experience in politics was when he was appointed to the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board in 2013. Matt also served as a Pleasant Hill Education Commissioner. He continues to be involved in community organizations, including the Pleasant Hill YMCA Advisory Board and Pleasant Hill Rotary. In 2014, he served as the Pleasant Hill Rotary Club President. Matt was Pleasant Hill’s Citizen of the Year in 2015.
When Matt is not busy with his insurance business and City Council, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. You can often see him coaching or refereeing on the local soccer fields.