After a long career in the Printing, Paper, and Fine Arts industries, Simon spends the majority of his time volunteering in nonprofit activities in the Sonoma Valley. Simon sits on several nonprofit boards and committees including the Sonoma Valley Fund, Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and Sonoma Valley Catalyst Fund. He also is a trustee of the California College of The Arts in San Francisco. Simon founded the La Luz Center Micro Loan program and assisted in completing two successful capital campaigns for the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation. Simon and his wife Kimberly moved to Sonoma in 1994 and have had the honor of being named the City of Sonoma’s 2020-2021 Alcalde and Alcaldessa.