ECONOMIC INSIGHT CONFERENCE

Each Spring, the North Bay Leadership Council hosts a summit addressing a current economic issue impacting the North Bay. In recent years, NBLC has presented insight and commissioned reports on topics including:

2017 – State of the North Bay

2016 – Automation Will Effect Every Job: How to Prepare Your Organization and Workforce

2015 – North Bay Housing Summit

2014 – Overcoming Bias, Fear, and Uncertainty in Decision-Making

2013 – Ready to Work: Solving the Skills Mismatch and Talent Shortage – Download presentation here.

2012 – California’s Bright Future – YES WE CAN!

2011 – Changing Government to Fit New Realities

2010 – College Prep for All

2009 – Making the North Bay a Jobs Magnet

2008 – Business Attraction, Retention and Location in the North Bay

2007 – Economic Impacts of a Water Shortage in Sonoma and Marin Counties

Click Here for more Information on NBLC’s annual Economic Insight Conferences

LEADERS OF THE NORTH BAY AWARDS LUNCHEON

Each year, the North Bay Leadership Council presents five selected honorees with their Leaders of the North Bay Awards. The categories are:

  • United We Stand – Community Building: Recognition of leadership in corporate philanthropy or volunteerism, civic engagement,and community impact
  • Paint the Community Green – Environmental Stewardship: Recognition of leadership in green business, green building and/or environmental stewardship
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On – Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Recognition of creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit
  • Empowering the Latino Community – Leadership within the Latino Community: Recognition of efforts to empower and strengthen the Latino community through education, job training, cultural awareness, and business development resources
  • From Red Tape to Red Carpet – Leadership in Government: Recognition of local governments that cut through red tape, eliminate barriers to economic growth, enhance efficiency of service, improve the business climate through innovation and best practices

Past Leaders of the North Bay Honorees

2017 Honorees:

  • Murray Legacy Leadership: Gary Giacomini see video
  • United We Stand, Community Building: Susan McQuaid, Marin CASA see video
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: Pepperwood see video
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On, Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Pat Harper, Keysight Technologies see video
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Teen Services Sonoma see video
  • From Red Tape to Red Carpet, Leadership in Government: Kimberly Carroll, Marin Housing Authority see video

2016 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Matt Martin, Social Advocates for Youth see video
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: Andrew Giacomini, Hanson Bridgett LLP see video
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: CropMobster see video
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On, Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Rachel Ginis, Lilypad Homes see video
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Wendy Lopez, PDI Surgery Center see video

2015 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Lisa Carreno, 10,000 Degrees see video
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: Kathy Witkowicki, Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance see video
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: Redwood Credit Union see video
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On, Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Letitia Hanke, ARS Roofing and Gutters see video
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Bob Florez, Sunny Hills Services see video

2014 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: James Farley, County of Marin, Cultural Services see video
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: Willie Tamayo, La Tortilla Factory see video
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: Marin Sanitary Service see video
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On, Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Buck Institute for Research on Aging see video
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: La Luz Center see video

2013 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Pam Chanter, VANTREO Insurance see video
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: Linda Davis, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership see video
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association see video
  • The “Light Buld” Went On, Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Autodesk, Inc. see video
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Canal Alliance see video

2012 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Patricia Kendall, Kaiser Permanente see video
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: Elece Hempel, Petaluma People Services Center see video
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: John Wick & Peggy Rathmann, Marin Carbon Project see video
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On, Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Enphase Energy see video
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Herman Hernandez, Latino Leaders & Frank Howard Allen Realtors see video

2011 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Linda Conklin, Kid Street Learning Center see video
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: Neighborhood Care Staff, St. Joseph’s Health System – Sonoma County see video
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: William C. (Bill) Long: Open Space, Trails and Wastewater Recycling Environmental Leader see video
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On,Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Berta Campos-Anicetti, Novato Youth Center see video

2010 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Brett Martinez, President and CEO, Redwood Credit Union see video
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: Katie Crecelius, Chair, Novato Housing Coalition see video
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: Agilent Technologies, Santa Rosa see video
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On,Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Sonoma County Energy Independence Program see video
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Wanda Tapia-Thomsen, Latino Service Providers see video

2009 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Dr. Thomas Peters, President and CEO, Marin Community Foundation
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: Bill Friedman, President and CEO, Friedman’s Home Improvement
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: Ellie Rilla, former Director, University of California Cooperative Extension
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On,Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and City of Santa Rosa Economic Development and Housing
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Bahia Vista Elementary School, San Rafael

2008 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Dr. Joseph R. Fink, President, Dominican University of California
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: John Records, Executive Director, Committee on the Shelterless (COTS)
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: Marin Farmer’s Market Association
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On,Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Roseland University Prep

2007 Honorees:

  • Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Mary K. McEachron, Of Counsel, Hanson Bridgett
  • We’re All in this Together, Community Building: S.H.A.K.E. (Support Healthy & Active Kids in Education)
  • Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: Codding Enterprises
  • The “Light Bulb” Went On,Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire
  • Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Alma Martinez Velasquez, Community Liaison, Novato Unified School District