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Category: Volunteer Program

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 … Continued

Staff Giving Back Through Volunteerism

For this final 20/20 Spotlight entry, we thought we’d highlight some City staff that volunteer their time to the community. Many of our employees give back in big ways to their communities, and this Holiday Season is a good time to acknowledge them. As always, we can’t feature everyone, but we’ve chosen three great examples … Continued

Jack Brandon

While some city departments have the luxury of being able to close their doors over their holidays, the San Rafael Police Department (SRPD) is one of those that must have a constant presence round-the-clock, 365 days a year. Without volunteers, this mandate would be even more challenging than it already is. Jack Brandon has been … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight: Enrique Yam

Enrique Yam is a junior at Terra Linda High School. He is taking AP Chemistry and Computer classes. He lives in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael and has participated in programs and activities at the Albert J. Boro Community Center as long as he can remember. He enjoys college prep programs, academic tutoring and … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight: Marin Master Gardeners at Falkirk Cultural Center

The Marin Master Gardeners (MMG) began working in the gardens at the Falkirk Cultural Center in 2002. MMG are volunteers trained by University of California Cooperative Extension and have since formed a partnership with Falkirk Cultural Center and the City of San Rafael that has proven to be beneficial and beautiful. There are now more … Continued

Memorial Wall: Michael McGuire

Mike was a long-time resident in Terra Linda and active member of the Santa Margarita Neighborhood Association (SMNA) for 25 years. He served as president of both the Terra Linda Orcas Swim Team and the Marin Swim League. He was also a founding member of the City’s Volunteer Program Advisory Committee. He worked with SMNA … Continued

Memorial Wall: Mary Mick

Mary worked for the San Rafael Police Department and Public Works Department for many years. Once she retired, she decided to contribute her time on a volunteer basis at the Concierge Desk at City Hall. She touched many people while with the City, and all remember her fondly. She had a graciousness about her and … Continued

Memorial Wall: Jean Starkweather

Jean gave so much to all of us in Marin, and to the planet at large. Jean shared her passion for birds, wetlands and open space, and contributed countless hours teaching people about the natural world around us. For more than 20 years she completed a monthly bird census and water salinity tests for, and … Continued

Memorial Wall: Bill Kay

As a longtime volunteer at the San Rafael Police Department, Bill Kay lent a hand in the Investigation’s unit nearly every Tuesday for 28 years. Bill’s family fled Poland and then the Soviet Union ahead of Nazi invasions in World War II, and he lived various places before arriving in San Rafael in 1963. As … Continued

Memorial Wall: Jason Nachbar

Jason began volunteering with the Police Department in 2012 and during that time worked more than 1,300 hours in a variety of capacities. Jason could light up a room with his smile and good humor. He had a fondness for cats and owned three of them. Jason’s sister said that he would call her at the … Continued

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