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Government Affairs aims to influence positive political action through dialogue while advocating for the current & future sustainable economic interests of the North Bay.

Mission Statement


GAC meets every first Tuesday of the month at noon | and as needed / by appointment | currently meeting virtually

Government Affairs Committee Meeting

The Novato Chamber GAC convenes monthly to discuss projects, proposals, and candidates that could influence the current or future of economic prosperity in the community.


Government Affairs aims to be an approachable exploratory arm of the Novato Chamber, aiming to foster positive political action that supports current and future economic prosperity of the North Bay


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Ross Guehring

Committee Co-Chair

Town Hall Public Affairs 


Seth Shorett

Vice President / Senior Client Solutions Manager

Umpqua Bank

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Jerry Peters

Brayton Purcell LLP

Committee Co-Chair


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Tony Williams

Committee Member

North Martin Water District


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Tracy Smith

Committee Member
Superintendent of NUSD




Kevin Jacobs

Committee Member



Jennifer Goldfinder Novato Chamber GAC Government Advocacy Exposed Novato City of Business Education VOlunteer of the Year

Jennifer Goldfinger

Committee Member
Retired - City of Novato


Chamber Ambassador Novato Sanitary District Sandeep Karkal

Sandeep Karkal

Committee Member
Novato Sanitary

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Justin Kudo

Committee Member


Rafelina Maglio Novato Chamber Italian Bank of Marin Business of the year San Rafael Petaluma Tiburon GAC Committee Board Director

Rafelina Maglio

Committee Member
Bank of Marin

Bill Tyler GAC Government Affairs Reprsents Fire Protection District

Bill Tyler

Committee Member
Novato Fire Protection District

 Project Endorsements
Novato Chamber Endorsed

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If you have any questions about this page, the Novato Chamber's political position/community project endorsements, or if you are interested in learning more about the Board of Directors and the Novato Chamber's community participation and representation, contact Coy Smith. Click here to Email Coy!

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