Leadership Novato was a much richer, educational and meaningful experience than I very could have anticipated...I have built friendships and business relationships that will not only help me in my profession but will also allow me to be of better service to others and this city in which I serve.
Adam Brolan, Deputy Chief, Novato Fire District (LN 2014)
I met so many amazing people and learned so much about Novato. I highly recommend this programs to all levels of leaders in the community.
Mickey Pedersen, Associate E.D., Marin-Novato YMCA (LN 2014)
This is a phenomenal program to really GET TO KNOW NOVATO and it is chock-a-block full of “aha” moments...there are so many practical skills and resources that you come away with. It (is) a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed
Peggy Flynn, Communications Coordinator, City of Novato (LN 2014)
“Successful innovation is not a single breakthrough. It is not a sprint. It is not an event for the solo runner. Successful innovation is a team sport, it’s a relay race.” — Quyen Nguyen
- To provide support and promote congeniality throughout the Novato business community.
- To assist and encourage members to utilize the full benefits of the Novato Chamber of Commerce.
- To establish retention of the new members through personal contact.
- To nurture the true spirit and vitality of Novato as a community where everyone is welcome.
Leadership Novato Taking Action on Underage Drinking
Members of this year’s cohort will reach out to parents and other adults to discuss what they can to help keep youth safe
Novato, CA, February 12, 2013 - Leadership Novato is pleased to announce a partnership with Healthy Novato, a project focused on reducing underage drinking and its threats to the health and safety of young people in the community. Members of this year's Leadership cohort will fan out among businesses and organizations to spread the word about how adults can do something to stop teen alcohol consumption.
Leadership Novato undertakes a project every year, explained LN member Reni Rothschild, "We saw an opportunity to positively impact our community through this partnership. Underage drinking has serious impacts on Novato residents and businesses and we need to work together towards solutions."
Central to the effort are brief presentations about the issue and concrete actions that people can take. Presentations will occur at businesses and other local organizations during lunch time, as part of staff meetings, or at other convenient times. Leadership Novato members will ask parents and other caring adults to sign a pledge that they will not allow minors to consume alcohol on their property or elsewhere and to actively supervise teen gatherings. Anyone can sign the pledge at healthynovato.org. Novato’s Social Host Law holds people accountable to allowing minors (youth under 21) to drink on their property.
"We encourage adults to talk to teenagers about not drinking, starting from a very early age," added team member, Bill Gamlen . "By signing the pledge, you are agreeing to follow the law. Knowing that the community stands together on this helps us make the choices that make our young people safer."
Those who would like Leadership Novato to provide a presentation at their business or organization can contact )Michael Domer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Healthy Novato contact Katie Keating at (415) 493-4322 or . You can also visit healthynovato.org.