Novato Citizens Alliance supports issues and candidates in local elections that are committed to building a strong and sustainable economy.

Novato Citizens Alliance supports candidates in the city council elections that are committed to building a strong and sustainable economy.

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NOVATO CITIZEN'S ALLIANCE

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Political MIsconcemptions

Chambers, all chambers are political. Chambers of commerce are defined by the IRS as Business leagues, they are 501c6 organizations and are charged with the representation of the businesses and economy of a particular community.

Novato's First Organization

Prior to incorporation, the Chamber helped settle land disputes and co-sign loans for the earliest Novato pioneers.


Orchards, Dairies and businesses were brought to Novato by the Chamber so that the first inhabitants would be able to find SOME of the comforts of 'home'.

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Chambers Fight for Golden Opportuntiies

In the 20s and 30s the Novato Chamber fought and lobbied for the bond that would build the Golden Gate Bridge.


Few people realize that the Golden Gate Bridge was NOT a sure thing. As most of Marin was in the pockets of the ferry companies and Novato remained unincorporated, the bond measure to build the bridge was NOT easy to pass. If it were not for the efforts of the early Novato Chamber, the campaign to build may not have been so successful.

Support Community

During the depression, the Novato Chamber brought in rail cars to house the many residents of Novato who lost their homes. The cars were paid for by the Chamber directly through political action of the board of directors.


The Novato Chamber does not necessarily reflect the behavior of ALL chambers, but one thing is for sure, the Novato Chamber has routinely put the community FIRST.

Chamber Events Calendar

History | Festival of Art, Wine & Music

The Festival in Novato has been around for over 35 years and has brought close to 1.5 million people to Downtown Novato over the years. The Festival is 100% organized by the Novato Chamber: learn more about Marin's Largest Outdoor Festival!

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History | Leadership Novato

Leadership Novato began over 30 years ago with the goal to identify, empower and support future community leaders. Learn more about the origins of one of the North Bay's most revered leadership institutions.

History Can Teach Us A Lot

2020 Honors Dinner

We are gearing up for the 2020 Honors Dinner; a night where we honor all of those who are working to build up Novato's local businesses and community. Nominate your choice for Business of the Year (2019) and join us in celebrating our love for this community.

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Do You Have Questions? Contact the Novato Chamber Team!

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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