The Mayor’s Week in Review: Dec. 17-23

Andy Berman, Mill Valley's Mayor, writes his weekly review, with some inside news, reminders and reflections, and whatever else comes to mind.


This week’s post is in memory of former Mayor Joan Boessenecker and the victims of Newton, CT

Community & volunteerism:  Mill Valley is special in part because we operate with the service of many volunteers.  Are your ears burning?  Would you like to serve on a City board or commission?  The application deadline is Thursday, January 31.  New three year terms begin March 1.  Click here for information on the vacancies: 


Rain – what, me worry?  Rain continues this week, with heavy rains and wind gusts expected and possible local urban and small stream flooding. So what -- it never lasts long and we’re prepared!  Expect drier weather for the beginning of the next workweek.  Meanwhile, use the time wisely and check out the Winter Break Movies and Game Days at the Library: 


Holiday Hours

  • Christmas Eve: the Aquatics/Fitness Center will close at 12pm, the Library will close at 3pm, and City Hall will close at 3:30 pm. 
  • On Christmas Day, City Hall, the Library, and the Aquatics/Fitness Center will be closed.


Artists – come join us: Interested in participating in the 2013 - 2014 First Tuesday ArtWalks?  Check it out:


Thank you to US Bank:  Our friends at US Bank at 71 Throckmorton Avenue have graciously allowed the City Council to store our "Councilmember on the Plaza" gear (tables, signs and chairs) in a corner of their lobby since 2010. That's really appreciated.  A heartfelt "thank you!" to these good people. 

Tam High Wrestlers:  Tam High JV wrestlers participated in a wrestling jamboree all day Saturday in Pleasant Hill, CA.  The young men participating left Tam High at 515 AM (brutal!) and returned home around 7 PM.  That's dedication.  A very special thanks to coach Andre Salinas for his unwavering style and enthusiastic approach. 

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That’s all for now – it is pretty quiet this time of year, which is just fine.  It's a time where less is more, where family and friends rule.  Happy holidays to you - our family and friends!  May your holidays be bright. 


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MARIA MULDAUR December 25, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Do you mean Joan who used to own the hardware store here years ago & then became mayor???~How & when did she pass away?~Could you kindly post something about that?~ a little obit or something?~That would be much appreciated!~ ~Thank You!~
Jim Welte December 26, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Here you go Maria: http://millvalley.patch.com/articles/former-mill-valley-mayor-joan-boessenecker-dies-at-86
Andy Berman December 26, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Thank you Maria. We are going to dedicate our Jan 7 City Council meeting to Joan, and also, per your request, here's the obituary from the IJ: http://www.marinij.com/millvalley/ci_22117938/joan-boessenecker-carved-out-long-volunteer-career-civic Kind regards and best wishes for a great woman. Andy


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