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Leadership Novato Advisory Committee

Thank you sponsors and supporters of Leadership Novato

Rick Wernick Memorial Scholarship Fund
Goal $20,000
Sylvia Barry Novato Chamber Coldwell Banker Novato Chamber Leadership

Sylvia Barry

Curriculum Advisor
LN 2012

Soroptimist Int'l Novato
Sunrise Rotary of Novato

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

Clark Basdell

Committee Member
LN 1993

Northbay Family Homes
Blue Star Family Homes
Suburban Alternatives Land Trust

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Rachel Farac

Team Mentor

LN 2019

Coldwell Banker

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

Molly Foley

Student Recruiter
LN 2017 - Valedictorian

Marin Humane

Sherri Jacobs Valley Memoprial Park Novato Napa Board of Directors Ambassaddors busiiness league

Sherri Jacobs

Committee Member
 LN 2019 - Ed Stark Recipient

Valley Memorial Park


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Pam Hassley

Team Mentor

LN 2003 & former LN Director

Novato Community Television

Fire District Captain Novato Chamber LEadership Novato Valed

Erich Mesenberg

Recent Valedictorian
LN 2019 - Valedictorian
Novato Fire Protection District

Sophia Osotio Whistlestop Novato CHamber Leadership Ed Stark Graduation

Sophia Osotio

Moderator  -  Health/Aging
 LN 2017 - Ed Stark Recipient


Cheryl Paddack North Marin Community Services Leadership Nonprofit Day Novato Chamber

Cheryl Paddack

Moderator -  Nonprofits
 LN 2010 - Valedictorian

North Marin Community Services

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

Tamara Ressler

Committee Member
LN 2015 - Ed Stark Recipient

Bank of Marin

MTR Events Novato Chamber Ambassadors

Marie Rios

RFP Coordinator
 LN 2015

MTR Event Design

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Ashley Robertson

Team Mentor

LN 2019

Bank of Marin

Harry Thomas LNAC Novato Chamber

Harry Thomas

Moderator  - Economics

Retired - Hennessy Funds

White, Susan

Susan White

Team Mentor

County of Marin

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Leadership Calendar

Thanks to the dedication of the Leadership Novato Advisory Committe, the Novato Chamber's Leadership Novato Program remains one of the North Bay's most premier civic leadership programs. The LNAC  throughout the year, works to provide a strong, challenging and dynamic experience to the students. The LNAC meets regularly and as incorporated itselt into the Leadership Novato Curriculum itself! Students from the various "teams" report to the LNAC and learn how to work on a committee. 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 interested in working with the LNAC please contact Kim Stahley, Director of Leadership Novato

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Learn how President's Circle and the Novato Chamber's Signature Events can grow your organization

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.



2021 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 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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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.