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Leadership Novato Advisory Committee

Sylvia Barry Novato Chamber Coldwell Banker Novato Chamber Leadership

Sylvia Barry

LN 2012

Coldwell Banker
Soroptimist Int'l Novato

Sunrise Rotary of Novato

Clark Basdell North Bay Familiy Homes, Novato Chamber Suburban Alternatives Land Trust

Clark Basdell

LN 1993

Northbay Family Homes
Blue Star Family Homes
Suburban Alternatives Land Trust

Michelle Cortez photo

Michelle Cortez

LN 2021 - Ed Stark Award Recipient

Marin Humane

Molly Foley Bank of Marin Novato Chamber Leadership Valedictorian Leadership Novato Chamber

Molly Foley

LN 2017 - Valedictorian

Marin Humane

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Pam Hassley

LN 2003 & former LN Director

Novato Community Television

Jeremy H

Jeremy Hogan

LN 2020 - Valedictorian

California Human Development



Kristin Swenson - Valedictorian

LN 2021

Kreativz, Inc.

Fire District Captain Novato Chamber LEadership Novato Valed

Erich Mesenberg

LN 2019 - Valedictorian
Novato Fire Protection District

Ressler Tamara Novato Chamber Bank of Marin Novato Chamber Leadership Ed Stark

Tamara Ressler

LN 2015 - Ed Stark Recipient

Bank of Marin

Coy Smith Novato Chamber of Commerce CEO LEadership Staff Employment

Coy Smith


Novato Chamber

Cheryl Paddack North Marin Community Services Leadership Nonprofit Day Novato Chamber

Cheryl Paddack

Moderator -  Nonprofits
 LN 2010 - Valedictorian

North Marin Community Services

Harry Thomas LNAC Novato Chamber

Harry Thomas

Moderator  - Community Economics

Retired - Hennessy Funds

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Leadership Calendar

Thanks to the dedication of the Leadership Novato Advisory Committe, the Novato Chamber's Leadership Novato Program remains the North Bay's premier civic leadership program. Throughout the year, the LNAC works to provide a strong, challenging, and dynamic experience to the students. The LNAC meets regularly and is incorporated into the Leadership Novato Curriculum itself! Students from the various "teams" report to the LNAC and receive help and support on their community project. This experience is invaluable for students who may seek positions on future commissions, boards, or nonprofits. During the off season, the LNAC works on recruitment, class curriculum, volunteer coordination, and more. If you have any interest in working with the LNAC, please contact Kim Stahley, Director of Leadership Novato.

Noontime Networking

Join the Novato Chamber for the monthly Noontime Networking where businesses and topics collide. Learn about the local economy and opportunties to grow your business over an intimate lunch-hour with fellow leaders and growth-minded individuals.

Ribbon Cuttings

Are you interested in supporting the newest businesses coming to town? Help us throw out the welcome wagon and let's join businesses at their grand opening celebrations as well as recognizing when they join the Novato Chamber!

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Leadership Novato Applications

Be part of a legacy that spans over 30 years. Leadership Novato gives comprehensive tools and real-experience to students looking to become effective leaders in their community.



LN 2022 Student Application 

Request a Service Project

Leadership Sponsor Forms

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 City Manager:
City of Novato

Leadership Novato Advisory Committee 

Chair: Kim Stahley Director of Leadership Novato 
Sylvia Barry, LN’12,
Clark Blasdell, LN’93
Michelle Cortez, LN'21
Molly Foley, LN'17
Jeremy Hogan, LN’20
Pam Hassely, LN’03
Kristin Lee Swenson, LN'21
Tamara Ressler, LN'15
Coy Smith, Chamber CEO


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Do You Have Questions? Contact the Novato Chamber Team!

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.