MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
August 4, 2022
Councilmember Sashi Sabaratnam Announces Resignation from Mill Valley City Council

Councilmember Sashi Sabaratnam (McEntee) announced this week her resignation from the Mill Valley City Council, effective August 2, 2022. Sabaratnam was elected to the City Council in November 2015 and again in 2020. Her announcement was necessitated by relocating out of the area, making her unable to serve the remaining two years of her term (which expires in 2024).

“I want to acknowledge Sashi’s many years of service to Mill Valley,” Mayor Jim Wickham said. “She has guided the City through many important transitions and demonstrated courageous leadership in the face of unprecedented challenges in her year as Mayor. Through it all, she exemplified the best quality of Mill Valley and our Council - our ability to appreciate and challenge each other’s diverse viewpoints while maintaining civility, collegiality and respect above all.” Read the entire article.
National Night Out 2022
The Mill Valley Police Department hosted another very successful National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Over a hundred residents and visitors came to the Depot Plaza in Downtown Mill Valley to meet their local law enforcement and other local government and community-oriented organizations to make connections within our City. Thank you to everyone that came out for the evening of fun, games, food, and great conversation! Check out the event slideshow here.
Commission and Committee Vacancies - Apply today!
Are you interested in volunteering and getting more involved in your community? Consider applying for a City Commission or Committee! We currently have vacancies on the Emergency Preparedness Commission and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. We are actively seeking diverse representation on our City Boards, Commissions, and Committees, and applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply! Click here to view the vacancy and application information.
Improvements Planned for the Mill Valley Golf Course to Provide a Top-quality Experience
On the heels of a community-driven selection process and unanimous Council approval, the City has partnered with Touchstone Golf LLC to protect, preserve, and revitalize Mill Valley’s historic and beloved 9-hole municipal Golf Course. Touchstone Golf is planning long-sought improvements that will fit well into the residential neighborhood and quiet natural environment, while improving playability, raising revenues, and enhancing the experience for golfers and non-golfers alike. Learn more about planned improvements

The City has a track record of many successful public/private partnerships which provide mechanisms to secure private investment for revitalization efforts. Donate Today!
Fire News
Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program for August 2022 - With your continued support, we have removed approximately 480.5 tons of flammable vegetation in Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property this fiscal year. Our program continues into August - Is your street on the list?

Hands-Only CPR – FREE Training - Join Marin County EMS System and Southern Marin Fire District for the 12th Annual County-Wide Sidewalk CPR / Stop the Bleed / and Spray Narcan in three convenient locations, Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 from 10am–2pm.

Fire Smart Landscaping Tip – August - When it comes to water, use these important fire-smart landscaping strategies!
Stay Green on the Go! 
Download the Sustainability day out Checklist - Heading out on the town? Hitting the trails? Plan ahead and you can stay green on the go. Start with a sustainable day out checklist. Remember your water bottle and reusable utensils for outdoor activities and picnics. If eating out, stash your own take home container in your purse and bring home leftovers or ask for tinfoil rather than a box.

According to the Marin Foodware Ordinance hierarchy: reusables are best, compostable fiber foodware is compliant, and single-use plastics are prohibited. Make a sustainable day out a family game with everyone’s input!
East Blithedale Project Update
Work is ongoing to rehabilitate the roadway and give the community a better driving surface. Work is nearing completion to repair the aging sewer system to provide better sewage flows for residences and businesses. Check out the latest update from July 29, 2022.

Project updates are available to community members every other week. Sign up today!
Support Local Businesses Amidst the East Blithedale Project!
We encourage you to support our our local businesses and non-profits in and near the construction zone. Please support Mill Valley shops, restaurants and businesses that contribute to our town’s rich character and tight-knit community! Check out the Enjoy Mill Valley Community Map for local businesses you can support today!
Library Computer Classes: Everything Apple with Jon Hartman 
 New dates for Apple device classes with Option-Click Consulting's Jon Hartman have just been added! From Mac computers to iPhones, iPads, and Apple's many services, there's always something new to learn about our many electronic gadgets. Classes conducted via Zoom. See a list of upcoming classes and register to attend.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion News
The City of Mill Valley commits to act and encourage community action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. The City Council has identified Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives as their top priority, and staff provides updates to the City Council and community on activities in Mill Valley and around Marin County on a regular basis. Visit our DEI homepage |Resource Page | List of Tangible Actions.
Arts & Recreation News
Fall 2022 Program Registration Opens August 16th! - Starting August 16th, you can register for Fall programs such as After School Enrichment, Youth and Adult Classes, Swim Lessons and more! Check out Fall 2022 Activity Guide to see what's available.

Community Center and Aquatics & Fitness Center Maintenance Closure - The Mill Valley Community and Aquatics & Fitness Centers will be closed Saturday, August 6th through Sunday, August 14th for annual maintenance. The Community Center front desk will remain open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm.

Mill Valley Skatepark Maintenance Closure - The Mill Valley Skate Park will be closed for graffiti removal on August 15-17 from 8am-3pm each day. For up-to-date information, please visit our website.
Mill Valley Recreation is Hiring! - Available positions range from preschool staff to swim instructors. Come and work with an amazing team! Apply today

2022 Holiday Craft Fair Vendor Applications Now Available - Mill Valley Recreation is now accepting vendor applications for the annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Mill Valley Community Center. Application deadline is Friday, Aug. 26th at 5pm. Apply today
Movies in the Park
FREE Friday Night Movies Each Month Until October
Family Fun Fest
August 15th - 4-6pm
at the Community Center
Knitting Us Together
Submit Your Knitted Pieces by August 10th!
Call For Artwork - Deadline Extended! - The Mill Valley Arts Commission is accepting artwork from artists in the greater Bay Area to be considered for a showing in a NEW exhibition space which was created to promote and highlight artists and/or artwork representing Diversity and/or Equity, and/or Inclusion (DEI). Application Deadline extended to September 23rd at 12pm. Find out more and apply today!
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