Mountain House...

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Steven Gutierrez          Bernice King Tingle          Brian Lucid          Jim Lamb          Andy K. Su

Brian Lucid

Board Member Since - 12/14

Term Expires - 12/18

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Public Saftey Committee - Chairperson

Other Roles:


About Brian

  • I am retired from the Army after 22 years. I served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, deployed to Iraq as the Movement Control Officer for 4th infantry Division 2003-4. My last assignment was Chief of Mobility for the Army in Korea in 2012 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
  • I am married to Indra Lucid and we have two children; Hanna(18), Orrey(16) .


  • Backpacking
  • Fishing
  • Board games


  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Life Member
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Life Member
  • Knights of Columbus (KoC), Knight of the Year 2006 for Council #4588
  • Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Eagle Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster 2011-13
  • Tri-Valley Masters Swimming, 2006 – 2010
  • Delta Bass Tactics 2008 to present


We moved to Mountain House in 2006 from Ft. Hood, TX.  We bought our house when it was a vacant lot and watched it go up.  Little did we know that this move would be our last and I would be able to retire from the Army 6 years later with a couple of assignments in-between.   We love our house and community and that’s a good thing because we will be paying off our loan for the rest of our natural lives. 

Running for the board in 2014

I decided to run for the board after being prompted by Steve Gutierrez.  I have a skill set that is needed by the people we elect to make decisions for us, namely: my work with service contracts, support agreements and auditing for the Army in my current Resource Management position.  As a graduate of the premiere Army leadership course-Ranger School and having served in positions during deployments and stressful times I have established a reputation as both a supportive team player and an effective leader.

My Issues

 My philosophy as anyone who knows me will attest to, is: lead, follow or get out of the way.  I’m not a deep thinker.  I like to look at the issue and get to the important stuff so that I can find a solution.  As a board member I’m more concerned with policy than “how to” fix everything.  I try and avoid drama and I don’t usually speak unless I have something to say.  As an Army Officer I was a successful leader because I demonstrated respect for everyone and wasn’t afraid to get my hands dirty when there was work to be done.  When in charge I take charge.  When I’m not I try to follow and support.  When I can’t do that you’ll find me at the pub. 


I am a steward of resources both natural and manmade.  I care about our community and I want to see us prosper.  The only way to do that is to have a good current operating plan and a sound strategic one.


I pride myself on being a good communicator, especially in writing.  One of the duties of the board members is to represent the people who elect us. I have a stake in this community and it’s a long term commitment. 


It’s an exciting time to be in Mountain House.  We’re looking forward to attending MHHS football games, more activities in the park, 10K races, parades and gatherings.


My Method of Operations

I like to follow processes and I’m a creature of the Military Decision Making Process and Troop Leading Procedures.  My mantra is: requirements vs. capability = shortfall.  Requirements are a key element to the BOD and understanding where they come from and prioritizing them are what make an effective policy setter.  I want to control spending while being a good steward of our resources (people and infrastructure).  As a leader I am comfortable with risk and realize that there is no amount of money that can eliminate all risk.  The only way to play it safe is to do nothing and that’s not what I’m here for. 

My Mountain House Community Contributions

  • Founder of Mountain House Game Club (check us out on Facebook!).
  • Successfully challenged TUSD in support of Lammersville Schools on a Special Ed policy.  I went to a board meeting with Tracy School District o/a JUN 2013 and it was televised.
  • Public Safety Board committee member
  • Mountain House Veterans Group member
  • Mountain House LGBT member