Town of Fairfax

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February 21, 2023

Town News

We've refreshed the Town's home webpage!

We've recently revised the layout of the Town's home web page.

What's different?

  • Featured Topics section, which includes links to recent projects, and current initiatives and information.
  • Public Meetings table, which displays upcoming meetings and direct links to meeting material.
  • Updated feeds for News and Events.

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Town seeks Deputy Town Clerk/Administrative Analyst

The Town of Fairfax has opened a recruitment for a Deputy Town Clerk/Administrative Analyst to support the Office of the Town Clerk and Town-wide communications.

To apply send your resume and a cover letter to Michele Gardner, Town Clerk at

The first review of applications is February 28, 2023. The position is open until filled.

Learn more about the Deputy Town Clerk/Administrative Analyst position

Climate Action

Free Hot Water Heater Assessment & Other Ways to Reduce Household Emissions

Heat pump water heaters are a climate-friendly alternative to gas water heaters. But most gas water heaters are replaced when they fail, with another gas one, locking in years of greenhouse gas emissions. Getting a free assessment is a great first step to be ready to replace your gas water heater.

Sign up to get a free assessment of your hot water heater as part of a new Fairfax and San Anselmo pilot program with Ready-Set-Replace.

For additional ways to reduce your household emissions, check out the Town’s new Green Building webpage.

Sign up for a free water heater assessment

Town Council Discussion of County Foodware Ordinance

At the March 1st Town Council meeting, staff will present the first reading of a foodware ordinance modeled after the County’s foodware ordinance that was adopted last year.

If adopted by the Town Council, the ordinance would replace the Town’s existing foodware ordinance and allow the County to handle the enforcement of the ordinance on behalf of the Town starting on November 10, 2023.

The proposed ordinance covers all entities selling prepared food to the public in the Town including:

  • Restaurants
  • Grocery stores and delis
  • Bakeries
  • Carry-out
  • Quick services
  • Farmers markets
  • Food trucks
  • Other business that requires a health permit. 
Learn more about the Marin County Foodware Ordinance

Help build a Resiliency Strategy for Fairfax

The Fairfax Climate Action Committee and town staff are developing a resiliency strategy for the community to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

To inform this strategy, we are seeking input from homeowners, renters, and business owners in the town to assess perceived risks and vulnerabilities to natural hazards such as flooding and wildfires.

We welcome feedback from community members on what features of a resilience center would be most valuable in times of emergencies.

Take the Community Resilience survey


Summer in Fairfax

Our Spring and Summer Classes, Events and Camps are now live!  

Join us for some seasonal fun ahead! 

Sign up for a Fairfax Summer Camp
View the Spring and Summer Catalog

Age-Friendly Fairfax

The February 2023 Age Friendly Newsletter is available online. Check it out for the latest classes and activities around town.

Read the latest Age-Friendly newsletter

Upcoming meetings

Climate Action Committee

Tuesday, February 21 | 7:00 p.m.

Age Friendly Fairfax Committee

Friday, February 24 | 9:30 a.m.

Tree Committee Meeting

Monday, February 27 | 7:00 p.m.

Open Space Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 28 | 7:00 p.m.

Town Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 1 | 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about our public meetings.

Local events

Save the date! Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

March 19 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Fairfax Women's Club

Make a Sunday afternoon date for Tea with Alice, and others from Wonderland at a decidedly WACKY tea party.

Fairfax Theatre Company will entertain you while you enjoy a proper English Tea, replete with scones, tea, sandwiches, cocoa and heaps of desserts!

Don’t be late for a very important date!

Adults (18 +) $30 Child (under 18) $20

Learn more and get tickets online.

Fairfax Theater Company presents their Spring Play – a bawdy satire – Days in the Life of Shakespeare!

Saturday and Sundays

April 8-23 | 3:30 p.m.

Written and directed by Sam M Parry, “A Play on Words . . .” is a hilarious glimpse into the life and times of Will Shakespeare—of Stratford-Upon-Avon fame.

FREE. Donations accepted.

Learn more and register.

Get involved with your town

Get involved by joining a Board or Commission

Do you want to make a real difference in 2023? Consider joining a board or commission for the Town of Fairfax. There are openings on several boards and commissions, find out what they are and consider joining!

Learn more about Boards and Commissions

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