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LN 2020 & Service Projects

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Leadership Students of Leadership Novato (LN18) pose after 8-month of classes, work and team building. Kim Novato Chamber Fire District Novato Protection Coy Smith Graduation Grad Class of Alumni Alumn Walking Ceremony Frequently Asked Questions Ideas Dress code unveiling casual Teams community projects ribbon cutting food rsvp location City of Novato Police Rotary Novato Chamber LN LNAC Worch Kim Stoehly Salazar Water District Cheryl Paddack Nonprofit Marin Community Foundation Sonoma NOrth Marin Water District Human Needs Housing Transportation Agriculture SALT MALT TAM Agency Public MOCA NUSD Transportation Authority of Marin PArtners Director Police District Leadership Institute San Rafael Petaluma COunty of Marin Novato Sanitary Recology Bank of MArin Novato Unified School District PEggy Flynn Athas Eklund Drew Senior Center Curriculum Advisory Finances Scholarship Biking Polution Green House Gases commissions edge explain demonstrate guide enable production student challenge coins. Alumni Social BBQ Western Hawaiin Valley memorial Park Class Reunion Stafford Olompali Black Point Novato Rancho Land grants Novato Chamber Pacheco Turner San Jose
Leadership Students of Leadership Novato (LN18) pose after 8-month of classes, work and team building. Kim Novato Chamber Fire District Novato Protection Coy Smith Graduation Grad Class of Alumni Alumn Walking Ceremony Frequently Asked Questions Ideas Dress code unveiling casual Teams community projects ribbon cutting food rsvp location City of Novato Police Rotary Novato Chamber LN LNAC Worch Kim Stoehly Salazar Water District Cheryl Paddack Nonprofit Marin Community Foundation Sonoma NOrth Marin Water District Human Needs Housing Transportation Agriculture SALT MALT TAM Agency Public MOCA NUSD Transportation Authority of Marin PArtners Director Police District Leadership Institute San Rafael Petaluma COunty of Marin Novato Sanitary Recology Bank of MArin Novato Unified School District PEggy Flynn Athas Eklund Drew Senior Center Curriculum Advisory Finances Scholarship Biking Polution Green House Gases commissions edge explain demonstrate guide enable production student challenge coins. Alumni Social BBQ Western Hawaiin Valley memorial Park Class Reunion Stafford Olompali Black Point Novato Rancho Land grants Novato Chamber Pacheco Turner San Jose
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Leadership Novato 2020 Service Projects

The legacy of Leadership Novato comes to fruition in the form of Team Service Projects. Submitted by the public, each LN team chooses a project to work on throughout the year. Projects go on to benefit a local need or charity. The project, not only benefits the community but allows the LN students to exercise their new leadership skills and utilize their local contacts.
Each team works on their projects independently and on their own time. Projects are sometimes immense and complex, with many moving parts and stakeholders. Teams are assigned a mentor from the extensive LN alumni database; these mentors serve as a guide and resource to the teams during their process. The aim of this portion the Novato Chamber's Leadership Novato Program, it to help Teams really practice the leadership skills they are learning; while learning to work within the structure of a thriving community.

Leadership Students of Leadership Novato (LN18) pose after 8-month of classes, work and team building. Kim Novato Chamber Fire District Novato Protection Coy Smith Graduation Grad Class of Alumni Alumn Walking Ceremony Frequently Asked Questions Ideas Dress code unveiling casual Teams community projects ribbon cutting food rsvp location City of Novato Police Rotary Novato Chamber LN LNAC Worch Kim Stoehly Salazar Water District Cheryl Paddack Nonprofit Marin Community Foundation Sonoma NOrth Marin Water District Human Needs Housing Transportation Agriculture SALT MALT TAM Agency Public MOCA NUSD Transportation Authority of Marin PArtners Director Police District Leadership Institute San Rafael Petaluma COunty of Marin Novato Sanitary Recology Bank of MArin Novato Unified School District PEggy Flynn Athas Eklund Drew Senior Center Curriculum Advisory Finances Scholarship Biking Polution Green House Gases commissions edge explain demonstrate guide enable production student challenge coins. Alumni Social BBQ Western Hawaiin Valley memorial Park Class Reunion Stafford Olompali Black Point Novato Rancho Land grants Novato Chamber Pacheco Turner San Jose

Marketing & Outreach

NovatoSpirit

      The goal of this project is to assist NovatoSpirit with a plan to increase their visibility and community support for their athletic scholarship fund.  Earlier this year, the team hosted a retreat at the Novato Oaks Inn with a small group of Board members to help the organization explore its specific positioning within the community.  As a result, the team put together a 12-month marketing plan with creative ideas to help with the promotion of NovatoSpirit throughout the year with ideas for a specific annual campaign.  In addition, they worked with a local graphic designer who helped create an optional new logo for the organization to consider for this campaign.  They also worked with NCTV to create a short promotional video utilizing interviews with mentors from the organization as well as family members who have benefited from NovatoSpirit. Due to the recent coronavirus crisis, this aspect of the project will be delivered later in the year.  Lastly, the group secured a small grant from the Rossi Family Foundation to go towards the sponsorship fund.  This project ultimately seeks to increase and sustain prior donor involvement and to build interest and engagement in hopes that more people can learn about the good work NovatoSpirit has been doing for the past 15 years.   

Haessly, Pam
Team Mentor

Pam Haesley LN17
Novato Community Television

Terrie Kehoe
North Marin Water District

Jeremy Hogan
California Human Development

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Amanda Estrada
City of Novato

Ericka Erickson
Marin County Childcare Commission & Sonoma State University

MIchelle Duffy
Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn

Adam Smith
Presbyterian Church of Novato

Leadership Students of Leadership Novato (LN18) pose after 8-month of classes, work and team building. Kim Novato Chamber Fire District Novato Protection Coy Smith Graduation Grad Class of Alumni Alumn Walking Ceremony Frequently Asked Questions Ideas Dress code unveiling casual Teams community projects ribbon cutting food rsvp location City of Novato Police Rotary Novato Chamber LN LNAC Worch Kim Stoehly Salazar Water District Cheryl Paddack Nonprofit Marin Community Foundation Sonoma NOrth Marin Water District Human Needs Housing Transportation Agriculture SALT MALT TAM Agency Public MOCA NUSD Transportation Authority of Marin PArtners Director Police District Leadership Institute San Rafael Petaluma COunty of Marin Novato Sanitary Recology Bank of MArin Novato Unified School District PEggy Flynn Athas Eklund Drew Senior Center Curriculum Advisory Finances Scholarship Biking Polution Green House Gases commissions edge explain demonstrate guide enable production student challenge coins. Alumni Social BBQ Western Hawaiin Valley memorial Park Class Reunion Stafford Olompali Black Point Novato Rancho Land grants Novato Chamber Pacheco Turner San Jose

Library Love

Lynwood Elementary School

     The goal of the project is to create a library at Lynwood that encourages students and families to read, explore and learn.  To reach that goal we need to make our space student friendly, functional, updated and bilingual.  Our library is out dated and does not have the necessary furniture and supplies for our librarian to support the students in the best way possible.  We would like to update our space to create a student friendly environment as well as continue to develop our library into one that is bilingual from TK - 5th grade.  The ideas below are some of the specific ideas we have to make our library the amazing place we know it can be.  If completing all of the ideas below is not possible we can prioritize our specific plans to be sure the most important aspects of the change get completed.  

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Team Mentor

Ashley Robertson LN17
Bank of Marin

Rochelle Overn
Rochelle Overn Esthetics

Scott Freedman
Novato Fire Protection District

Michelle Berlin Christian
Beso Bistro

Bahar Ozgur
Bank of Marin

Bryan Lopez
City of Novato

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ART WITH A PURPOSE

School Fuel

The Leadership Novato Team would recruit artists in our community to partner with the students in our schools to work collaboratively on a Re-purposed Art project. The goal will be to engage 20-30 students as a pilot the first year. Each collaborative team will be given a stipend to purchase the items to be re-purposed. At the end of the project the re-purposed items will be displayed for the public at the School Fuel Art Smart Showcase, the Tour of Novato, and finally sold at the Novato Art and Wine Festival with proceeds going to School Fuel for the purpose of continuing the program in future years. The Leadership Novato team will also work with the artists and NUSD to make sure that necessary screening checks take place.

White, Susan
Team Mentor

Susan White LN18
County of Marin

Lauren Myr
Novato Police Department

Bill Chistoferson
Novato Sanitary District

Annie Takeuchi
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Lovica Lal
Community First Credit Union

Rosanna Chanette
Law Offices of Rosanna Chanette

Tim Rocco
Novato Unified School District

Leadership Students of Leadership Novato (LN18) pose after 8-month of classes, work and team building. Kim Novato Chamber Fire District Novato Protection Coy Smith Graduation Grad Class of Alumni Alumn Walking Ceremony Frequently Asked Questions Ideas Dress code unveiling casual Teams community projects ribbon cutting food rsvp location City of Novato Police Rotary Novato Chamber LN LNAC Worch Kim Stoehly Salazar Water District Cheryl Paddack Nonprofit Marin Community Foundation Sonoma NOrth Marin Water District Human Needs Housing Transportation Agriculture SALT MALT TAM Agency Public MOCA NUSD Transportation Authority of Marin PArtners Director Police District Leadership Institute San Rafael Petaluma COunty of Marin Novato Sanitary Recology Bank of MArin Novato Unified School District PEggy Flynn Athas Eklund Drew Senior Center Curriculum Advisory Finances Scholarship Biking Polution Green House Gases commissions edge explain demonstrate guide enable production student challenge coins. Alumni Social BBQ Western Hawaiin Valley memorial Park Class Reunion Stafford Olompali Black Point Novato Rancho Land grants Novato Chamber Pacheco Turner San Jose

Bahia Fire Fuel Reduction

Bahia Firewise Committee / Novato Fire Protection

Bahia is one of seven (7) Novato neighborhoods that is a recognized Firewise Site. We are committed to reducing our potential for wildfire and YTD have invested $66,150.52 (expense $50,025.00 and time $16,125.52) in fuel reduction efforts. In May of this year we partnered with 2 (two) other Novato Firewise sites, Pacheco Valle and Black Point/Green Point for the 'Tour of Novato' event. Our goal was to raise awareness of Novato residents on the topic of wildfire preparedness. Despite these efforts we are still at high risk due to the large amount of county and city open space that surrounds our neighborhood. We believe it will take many organizations and leaders from within our city coming together to solve this problem. Additionally, once addressed we believe the blueprint that is established from our project can be used across the neighborhoods in Novato that are bordered by the WUI.

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Team Mentor

Rachel Farac

Albany Aroyan
Cameron Coffey & Kaye

Laura McDowell
City of Novato

Shelley Dorssers
Shell's Belles Jewelry

John Dicochea
Novato Fire Protection District

Lia Heath
Soroptimist International of Novato

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Service Project Requests

Is your nonprofit or community group in need of support? Fill out the Novato Chamber's RFP Request form, and perhaps a Leadership Team can help you accomplish your goals. Each team works on a project that leaves a lasting legacy in Novato.

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Leadership Novato Advisory Committee

The LNAC is a committee comprised of dedicated individuals who are determined to see the Leadership Novato Program and Curriculum succeed.

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2021 Student Application 

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Leadership Novato Partners Representatives: 

Bill Tyler, LN’09 Chief
Novato Fire Protection District

Drew McIntyre, LN’02 
General Manager

North Marin Water District

Kris Cosca  Superintendent
Novato Unified School District

Sandeep Karkal, LN’07 General Manager | Chief Engineer
Novato Sanitary District

Adam McGill Acting City Manager:
City of Novato


Leadership Novato Advisory Committee 

Chair: Kim Stahley Director of Leadership Novato 
Curriculum Advisor Sylvia Barry, LN’12,
Reigning Valedictorian: Erich Mesenberg, LN’19
RFP Coordinator: Marie Rios LN' 15
Student Recruiter: Molly Foley, LN'17
Sponsorship Liaison: Marie Rios, LN’15
Committee Member: Clark Blasdell, LN’93
Committee Member: Tamara Ressler, LN'15

 

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If you have any questions about this page, the Leadership Novato program, curriculum applications, team projects, or the LN Advisory Committee, please reach out to Kim Stahley, the Director of Leadership Novato.