, we were just getting to know each other. I had spent some years at the Marin Independent Journal covering an array of subjects, but never Mill Valley specifically. I loved what I knew of this town, but I knew that if we'd ever produce a local community website that was worthy of Mill Valley, I had my work cut out for me.
Since then, we've done what we promised: we've worked our butts off and dug deeply into this community at every level. We've tried to be a presence at as many events as possible, from the biggies like the and the to smaller-yet-vital ones like and 's . And we've stuck it out at seemingly endless City Council and school board meetings, knowing that it's our job to be your eyes and ears.
But while we're thrilled to have a year under our belts, this site has never really been about myself and the excellent group of writers and photographers that have built it.
It's about you. Mill Valley Patch strives to be more than a web-only version of the local newspaper. We want to be the place where local groups share events, announcements, blog posts, photos and videos with one another. More than anything, we want you to tell us what you want this site to be.
So as we sit back for a (brief) minute, take a breath and celebrate our first birthday, we want to use this opportunity to get your feedback on what we've done so far. Are we on the right track? What have we missed? Where can we get better? Let us know. And thanks for checking us out!