Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter

January 10, 2020

What's Happening in Town
Lions Share Service Project

Lions Share Service Project

The Corte Madera Lions Club in partnership with Age-Friendly Corte Madera will, once again, offer "LIONS SHARE," a day dedicated to aid Corte Madera seniors with small household tasks.

On Saturday, January 11th, from 9am to noon, volunteers from the Corte Madera Lions Club will make free house calls to Corte Madera seniors to perform minor household chores and repairs. Examples include replacing smoke alarm batteries, changing hard-to-reach light bulbs, unclogging slow drains, oiling squeaky doors, rotating mattresses and other small household projects.

The seniors, aged 60 and older, must live in Corte Madera, and be home on Saturday, January 11th, between 9am and noon. No specific appointment times will be made. Participants must have the necessary supplies on hand.

Corte Madera seniors wishing to receive help on the Lions Share service day may contact Marge at Age-Friendly Corte Madera at 415-480-9758 and leave contact information and a description of the task. To learn more about Age-Friendly Corte Madera, visit To view and share the event flyer, please click here.

Third Wednesday Speaker Series: Options to Get Around

The Third Wednesday Speaker Series: Options to Get Around

Age-Friendly Corte Madera, Twin Cities Village, Corte Madera Parks and Recreation and Age-Friendly Solutions, Sponsors of The Third Wednesday Speakers Series present...Options to Get Around: Marin Transit Systems & the SMART Train

Mobility is the key to independence for everyone. Come learn about the many transit options available in Marin County. They include public bus systems, ferries, paratransit services, transportation programs, a personalized trip-planning "Transit Navigator" and now the SMART train. 

Presenter: David Ohman
                   Travel Navigator Supervisor
                   Marin County
This presentation will be held on Wednesday, January 15th from 11am to 12:30pm at the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive. To view and share the event flyer, please click here

Notice of Recruitment for New Climate Action Committee

New Climate Action Committee Recruitment

The Corte Madera Town Council is requesting applications from Corte Madera residents and members of the greater business and education community, who may be interested in serving on the newly formed Climate Action Committee, as announced by the Town Council at its December 3, 2019 meeting, which will focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

The Climate Action Committee is a temporary Committee of the Town Council that will be comprised of the Town Manager, Vice Mayor Eli Beckman, Councilmember David Kunhardt and several community members (number to be determined based upon interest and effectiveness). It is anticipated that this Climate Action Committee will meet for approximately one year.  The responsibility of the Committee will be to suggest, and potentially implement, means and methods to publicize actions now needed to lessen greenhouse gas emissions, furthering the goals addressed by the Town’s Climate Action Plan and Climate Adaptation Plan and fully implementing the programs outlined in both plans. 

Initial suggested steps include but are not limited to: 

  • Preparation of a Climate Emergency Resolution for potential Council action
  • Holding a student-led Town Hall on climate issues & solutions
  • Advancement of a local campaign promoting electric vehicles and the switch to electric heat and appliances
  • Engagement of the business community in climate mitigation actions
  • Further educational outreach.  

The Committee will set its own goals and generate public engagement in these and other solutions. Community members with public policy background, climate action experience, environmental and/or marketing and communication expertise are especially encouraged to apply. The Committee will set its meeting schedule once formed, with the expectation of meeting monthly, or as needed, to fulfill the Committee’s responsibility. The Committee will report back to the Town Council by the end of 2020 with its recommendations for additional action and/or continuing programs or staffing requests.

Interested community members may apply by obtaining an application from the Town’s website at, by calling 415-927-5085, via email at or by visiting the Town offices at 300 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925, between the hours of 8am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm. Please include a brief statement of background and interest with your application.

FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE THE WEEK OF JANUARY 27th. Completed applications may be sent via email to or mailed/delivered to Town Hall (300 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera, CA 94925).

To read and share the official Notice of Recruitment, please click here

SPARK Art Show

SPARK Art Show 

This is a community art event that will showcase the talents of local and emerging artists and the students of Larkspur-Corte Madera School District. Aimed at highlighting the importance of visual arts education in our schools, the SPARK Art Show will kick off with an opening reception on February 7th at the Town Center Corte Madera.

Event Details

  • Art Submission: December 10, 2019 – January 20, 2020, 2D art only, register here
  • Juried art notification: January 27
  • Art intake: February 2nd, 12-3pm & 3rd 10am-1pm
  • Opening night: February 7th, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Open Days: February 8-12, 12-5pm
  • Location: Corte Madera Town Center, #325
  • Art outtake: February 13, 10am-2pm

To view and share the art submission information and event FAQs, please click on the following link:

What's Happening in Marin
Driving Change – Autonomous Vehicles’ Big Impact

Driving Change – Autonomous Vehicles’ Big Impact

Autonomous vehicles are coming!  Or are they?  Only time will tell.  In the event that they do come, there are enormous economic and societal issues that will have to be addressed.
This talk will be a discussion of what autonomous vehicles might mean for our lives, for government coffers, and for the environment. Many jobs will be lost, many will be created! The net benefit of these vehicles depends crucially on just who owns them! 

This event will be held on Tuesday, January 14th from 6:30 - 8pm at the Novato Library, 1720 Novato Blvd. This is a presentation sanctioned by the National Economic Education Delegation, a nonpartisan group of Ph.D. economists engaged in an effort to raise economic policy literacy in the American electorate. 

Marin County Parks Event

Learn to Skate

Join Marin County Parks at the McInnis skatepark where rangers will offer tips and techniques for beginners as well as ways to attack features that build confidence and skill. This event is geared towards the newbie skateboarder and those looking to cross over from other board sports but aren’t quite sure how to start.

All skill levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Supervising Ranger Audrea Bocchi. Park entrance is free.

This event will be held on Saturday, January 11th from 10am - 12pm at McInnis Park in San Rafael (310 Smith Ranch Road). For more details including driving directions, please click here

Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center
January Schedule

Intergenerational Center

The Intergenerational Center is a gathering place for seniors, children and young adults, featuring programs in art, games, yoga, literature, technology and more. AFIC offers events and activities for all ages -- preschool to 100+.

For information or to view the January program schedule, please visit the Intergenerational Center website: or call 415-991- 4040.

Intergenerational Center programs are FREE for members. Membership cost for Corte Madera residents is $25 and for non-residents it is $40 for all of 2019. The cost is a tax-deductible donation to Age-Friendly Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please contact Pam at The Center at 415-991-4040 or via email at for more information.

The Intergenerational Center is located by the "pencil bench" at 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera CA 94925

Upcoming Town Council, Board, Commission and Committee Meetings

Upcoming Town Council, Board, Commission and Committee Meetings

Tuesday, January 14, 2020: Planning Commission Meeting - Begins at 7:00pm in the Corte Madera Council Chambers, 300 Tamalpais Drive. 

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