Mark Wright, Employee of the Year 2017

Mark Wright, Streets Maintenance Supervisor, was recognized as the Employee of the Year 2017! “Over the last two months, the City of San Rafael has experienced several significant rain events with rain totals double the normal rainfall for this time of year. The City’s properties, roadways, and infrastructure has survived this deluge based on the hard … Continued

Margaret Stawowy, Employee of the 4th Quarter 2017

Margret Stawowy, Librarian II, was recognized as the Employee of the 4th Quarter of 2017! “Margaret is the consummate professional. She always comes to work with a positive attitude and treats all her co-workers and the public with compassion and kindness. She is a role model for her colleagues at the library. Margaret is the … Continued

Andy Bachich, Citizen of the Year 2018

Andy Bachich is a long-time resident of and business owner in San Rafael who is well known for his entrepreneurship, as well as his community and civic involvement.  As a San Rafael High School student, Andy started with a good, hard-work ethic and a love for the San Rafael community. In 2006, the days were … Continued

City Administrative Offices Holiday Closure 12/25 – 1/1/18

City administrative offices and facilities will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Services Available Police, fire and paramedic services will be fully staffed with 9-1-1 emergency service continuing to dispatch calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some facilities will … Continued

Matt Smith, Employee of the 3rd Quarter 2017

Matt Smith, Sewer Maintenance Superintendent, was recognized as the Employee of the 3rd Quarter of 2017! “Compared to previous superintendents that I’ve worked for, Matt goes above and beyond what is expected of him. He is constantly reviewing plans prior to construction to be revised. Engineers are great at what they do but don’t have the mindset … Continued

Now accepting 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’ nominations

Each year, we recognize a member of the community for their contributions in making San Rafael an amazing place to live and work. If you know someone you believe is worthy of this recognition, please consider nominating them! Nominations are due January 3rd. For information about the selection criteria & guidelines, past recipients and an … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight: Beryn Hammil

 Since October 2015, Beryn has been teaching a series of classes called All Things Apple! for the San Rafael Public Library.  As a self-described “Chic Geek,” her appearance belies any geekiness!  Now retired from a successful career as an Interior Designer (the “chic” part), Beryn spends time keeping up with Apple technology. When Beryn first called, I … Continued

Antonette Bullock, Employee of the 2nd Quarter 2017

Antonette Bullock, Community Services Officer, was recognized as the Employee of the 2nd Quarter of 2017! “Antonette is a Community Service Officer working in the Police Department.  In the spring, the PD did some reorganization and one of Antonette’s assignments became a more focused effort on Community Outreach. Antonette consistently displays a positive attitude in … Continued

My Experience as a Dean Allison Intern

A Day with Dean By Thomas Wong Former Honorary Dean Allison Intern, and current Junior Civil Engineer I had the honor of meeting Mr. Dean Allison only once. I had finished a degree in civil engineering a few years prior and continued to work in the construction industry as I had done for many years. … Continued

July 2017 Spotlight: Lourdes Convent

Our Lady of Lourdes Convent Our Lady of Lourdes Convent’s Story Nestled between redwoods and beautiful gardens, Our Lady Lourdes Convent has served San Rafael for over 50 years caring for aged and infirmed Dominican Sisters . Six months ago the Convent began composting and took extra steps to recycle more. The results have been … Continued

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