Mill Valley Novato Ross Valley San Rafael Tiburon Twin Cities
Dear Marin Villages Members and Volunteers, Happy New Year to you and yours.
As my first month draws to a close as Interim Executive Director, I want to thank you all for the warm welcome you've given me to the Marin Villages family. I've learned so much over the past few weeks and what stands out most for me is how passionate those that I've met are about our inspirational mission. I look forward to meeting many more of you over the next several months as I attend local village meetings and events.
Last week, several Marin Villages volunteers and I attended the Marin County Board of Supervisors meeting and one of the key agenda items was the presentation of a new initiative called Age-Friendly Marin County. This is a cross-sector effort led by the Department of Aging and Adult Services that has involved the work of many volunteers, public agencies and community benefit organizations over the past two years. Their goal was to identify the needs of the county's aging population and develop long-term strategies and solutions to address those needs. Marin Villages was mentioned several times during the discussions following the presentation and the Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the plan for implementation in Marin County.
The next day in a meeting with Lee Pullen, the Director of Aging and Adult Services, he made it clear to me that the services Marin Villages provide, as well as those of many other nonprofit organizations throughout the county, are key to achieving the ambitious goals in this plan. Our mission truly does matter.
While the plan is quite detailed, it contains some excellent information that you may find interesting and helpful and you can access it via the following link:
Several members of our Board of Directors and I have also met with Supervisors Dennis Rodoni and Damon Connolly, with plans to schedule discussions with Katie Rice, Kathrynn Sears and Judy Arnold later this month. We want to assure them all that Marin Villages plans to be on the front lines of the county-wide efforts to implement Age-Friendly Marin County.
My best to everyone, Peter Lee Interim Executive Director