Leaders of the North Bay 2017

Leaders of the North Bay 2017

It’s always such a pleasure to work with Cynthia Murray at the North Bay Leadership Council each year in honoring organizations and individuals who exemplify the best of what it means to be a leader in the North Bay region, north of San Francisco. This year’s awardees continue the tradition, and we are pleased to present their videos here. Enjoy!

First up, the Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County. In light of their work around global warming and increasing drought, it was especially poignant to learn how much of the Preserve was burned by the Tubbs fire only two weeks after we recorded this video.

The Maker Movement is old and new at the same time, and Patrick Harper of Keysight Technologies was instrumental in creating a special place in Sonoma County for Makers to congregate and to, well, make things.

Teen Services Sonoma was this year’s awardee for “Empowering the Latino Community” but they provide much needed employment readiness training and job opportunities for all teens in the Sonoma city area.

New this year was the award “From Red Tape to Red Carpet: Leadership in Government” honoring effective, innovative leadership in local government. Kimberly Carroll was the first recipient of this award, and rightfully so for her work toward upping both new landlord buy-in and tenant satisfaction with low income housing in Marin County.

This year’s awardee for Community Building was Susan McQuaid of Marin CASA, a unique and under appreciated organization providing advocacy and support services to children who, usually through no fault of their own, find themselves in the court system with little to no options. Their work as advocates truly changes lives.

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