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    We welcome past Leadership Alumni, speakers, and contributors to the Novato Leadership program to join us for our Alumni Reunion on August 30 at Mantra Winery. 

    Join us for an evening of celebration as we welcome the incoming Class of 2018


    Returning Alumni/Guests: Please Click here to RSVP for the Alumni Mixer

    Incoming Students: Please Click Here to Email Christina Niles / RSVP

  • In order to submit this form electronically, please 1) save this document to your computer 2) open the file and then 3) Fill out the form.

  • In an ongoing effort to empower local residents, businesses and nonprofits, the Novato Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer Leadership Novato a premier, hands-on learning experience that offers our graduates a unique and unrivaled set of skills. Our goal is to impart graduates with the necessary and coveted skills that will give them and their organizations a voice in our community.
    Leadership Novato's unique curriculum is far more inclusive than most traditional leadership programs. In order to offer the most in depth knowledge for our graduates Leadership Novato proudly partners with the Novato Unified School District, the City of Novato, Novato Sanitary District,
    North Marin Water District, & 
    the Novato Fire Protection District. 

    What Leadership Novato provides you?
    -Leadership Training Retreat experiences at the Novato Fire Protection District Training Station
    -Class time includes: continental breakfast, lunch, speakers, panels, and tours along with group activities. Class meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8:30am to 3:30pm at different locations throughout Novato. We also offer a Pre-Class networking opportunity from 8:00-8:30am, please feel free to come and mingle. 
    - Our small-group community project provides you with team building skills and training.
    Leadership Novato participants leave this program with the knowledge, skills and ability to be an effective and positive leader:
    • on civic, special district, and educational boards,
    • in their work place,
    • In their nonprofit work
    • In their own life.

    Our course curriculum includes topics such as:
    Strengths-based leadership, Novato history, city government, local and regional transportation, economy, special districts, environment, health care, education, arts & culture, housing, planning & development, non-profits, tourism and more.
    Session Dates
    We kick off with:
    - Our Annual Leadership Novato Alumni BBQ, Wednesday, August 30th, 5:30pm-7pm. Place: TBA
    -Our program Start Date is Tuesday, Sept. 12th, 2017. It is our Retreat: Leadership training and Team Building with Novato Fire Protection District

    Final application submission deadline is August 1, 2017
    If you work, live, play, or participate in this amazing community, then Leadership Novato is for you! With these skills, you will learn how local government is organized and how you can most effect change. Leaders of nonprofits, businesses, members of local districts and even residences will all gain priceless skills from the Novato Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Novato Program

    To View The Application Click Here
    Note: In order to submit this form electronically, 1) save the document to your computer 2) open the saved file then 3) fill out this form. 

  • Class meets the 2nd Wednesday of the Month,
    Location changes monthly.

    Session 1) Wednesday, September, 13, 2017    
    Session 2) Wednesday, October, 11, 2017
    Session 3) Wednesday, November, 8, 2017
    Session 4) Wednesday, December, 13, 2017
    Session 5) Wednesday, January, 10, 2018
    Session 6) Wednesday, February, 14, 2018
    Session 7) Wednesday, March, 14, 2018
    Session 8) Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Session 9) Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    Graduation: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    $925 for Chamber members
     (If your employer is a Chamber member, you are considered a member). 
    $1025 for non-members.
    There are scholarships available (Up to $500 per scholarship) and an early bird discount for application submitted before July 20 which will received a $100 discount. 

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  • Leadership Novato Advisory Committee 2016-2017
    Regina Bianucci Rus, LN’09, CPA
    Clark Blasdell, LN’93, President and CEO, Northbay Family Homes (NFH), Suburban Alternatives Land Trust (SALT), Bluestar Family Homes (BFH)
    Coree Cameron, LN’12, Managing Partner 
    Cameron Coffey & Kaye Professional Corporation
    Patsy Fleisch, LN’12, Mary Kay Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics
    Marie Rios, LN’15, Lyconet Marketer, Lyoness America
    Coy Smith, CEO Novato Chamber of Commerce
    Victoria Worch,LN’15, Director of Leadership Novato

    Leadership Novato Partners Representatives: 
    Chief Mark Heine, LN’13 Novato Fire Protection District
    Chris DeGabriele, LN’99, General Manager, North Marin Water District 
    Jim Hogeboom, Superintendent, Novato Unified School District 
    Sandeep Karkal, LN’07, Manager-Engineer, Novato Sanitary District 
    Regan Candelario, City Manager, City of Novato

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  • Is creating a strong local economy

    Works to advocating business' interest to government

    Fosters a competitive edge through education

    Helps build business relationships

    Influences political action

    Serves as the region's principle tourism promoter through VisitNovato

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