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Belvedere E-Newsletter
JULY 28, 2016
In this Issue
From the City Manager
Mary Neilan

A New Mayor in Belvedere

Each July, the City Council selects a new Mayor and Vice Mayor from among their ranks to serve during the upcoming year. The custom in Belvedere is for the Vice Mayor to rotate into the Mayor’s seat, a procedure typical in smaller cities and one that allows each Council Member to “take their turn” as Mayor.

James Campbell portraitAt the July 11, 2016, regular City Council meeting, James Campbell, who has been serving as Vice Mayor since last July, was elected Mayor by his Council colleagues. Mayor Campbell was first appointed to the Council in February 2013 to fill a vacancy and was then reelected to a full four-year term beginning July 2014. Prior to his time on the Council, Mayor Campbell served on the Marin Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District Board from 2008-2011, the Belvedere Parks and Open Space Committee from 2009-2011, and the Belvedere Planning Commission from 2011-2013. Currently Mayor Campbell serves as the representative and Council liaison to various local and regional committees, commission, and JPAs, including the Belvedere Historic Preservation Committee, the Belvedere Parks and Open Space Committee, the Community Development Block Grant Priority Setting Committee and the Transportation Authority of Marin Safe Routes to School Program. An avid community volunteer, Mayor Campbell also contributes his time and expertise to the Belvedere Community Foundation, the Belvedere Block Captains Program, and Marin Master Gardeners.

Mayor James Campbell on a PadlleboardJames Campbell takes over as Mayor from Claire McAuliffe who completed her term as Mayor but remains on the Council. Taking over the position of Vice Mayor from James is Marty Winter who has served on the Council since July 2014. Congratulations to James and Marty!

Welcome New Council Member Nancy Kemnitzer

Also at their July 11, 2016, regular meeting, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring the results of the June 7, 2016, election. Council Members Bob McCaskill and Claire McAuliffe were both reelected to serve their second four-year terms on the Council. Nancy Kemnitzer was elected to her first term, taking the seat of Sandy Donnell who had completed her two terms (eight years!) on the Council.
New Council Member Nancy Kemnitzer
Nancy Kemnitzer is no stranger to the Council Chambers at City Hall, having previously served on the Planning Commission for ten years. A 30 year resident of Belvedere, Nancy and husband Bryan raised their two children, Kristin and Christopher, here. With a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of Law, Nancy has been a practicing lawyer since 1981 and is a partner in the San Francisco Office of Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg. Welcome Nancy!


Friday Nights on Main 2016

Belvedere Community Foundation's Annual Photo Contest

Annual Bel-Tib Golf Tournament

Farmers Market

Upcoming Community Events
Upcoming Meetings

City Council
August 8
6:30 PM

Planning Commission
August 16,
6:30 PM

Stay up to date on meeting times and cancellations and view agenda packets on the City's Website.

Quick Links


  City's Website

Website Calendar

Get Ready 94920

Bel-Tib Library

The Ranch (Recreation)

Reed Union
School Dist

Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

County of Marin, 3rd District

Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society

Belvedere Community Foundation

Marin Transit Rte 219 Shuttle

Friday Nights on Main
Main Street  |  Downtown Tiburon

Please join us for the next
Friday Night on Main

July 29, 2016 – La Dolce Vita

6:00 – 9:00 PM
We celebrate the good life with Ol’ Blue Eyes, Jonathan
Poretz that is, with a swingin’ tribute to Frank Sinatra
and the fabulous music of the Rat Pack era.

Upcoming Dates for this Seaso
n's Friday Nights on Main:
August 26 - Neon Velvet on Mai
September 30 - Firefighter's Diamond Jubilee

More information available from the
Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Belvedere Community Foundation's 15th Annual Online Digital Photography Contest
Entries Accepted Until October 31, 2016
Belvedere Community Foundation online photography contest flyer
Professional and amateur photographers alike have enjoyed capturing the stunning nature of the Belvedere and Tiburon Peninsula in this annual event.

This year’s photography contest, the 15th Annual, will accept entries until October 31, 2016. The contest is open online, 24 hours a day! You can register, upload your photographs, and vote your favorites whenever you like.

Winning entries will be announced at the annual meeting of the Belvedere Community Foundation on November 10, 2016, and displayed at a one-time public reception to honor the entrants at Belvedere City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue.

All photos must be taken on the Tiburon Peninsula and must reflect the beauty and spirit of Belvedere and Tiburon. This year there are two categories:
  • Age 18 and above
  • Age 5-18

There will be a first, second, and third place award plus an honorable mention for ages 18 and above, and a first place award for ages 5-18. Any registered person can vote for what is in their opinion the best photo in each category. Each winner will be acknowledged at the final awards to be held at Belvedere City Hall on November 10th.

Join us for the 21st Annual
Belvedere-Tiburon Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 15, 2016
San Geronimo Golf Club

Belvedere Golf Tournament Flyer

Register at
or call The Ranch at 415-435-4355

Tiburon Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 27
3 PM – 7 PM
Main Street, Tiburon

Tiburon Farmer's Market Flyer
Summer time means fresh fruits and vegetables, along with delicious prepared foods. You can shop for all of these essentials at Tiburon’s new Farmers Market on Thursdays through October 27. The Town of Tiburon and Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce are partnering with Agricultural Community Events Farmers Markets to bring a weekly Farmers Market to downtown Tiburon. Every Thursday, from 3-7pm, Main Street Tiburon will be closed to traffic, and be filled with a variety of vendors offering farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods and handmade arts and crafts. Some of the great vendors expected include:

Big Mesa Farm
Green Gulch Farm
Rodriguez Farms
Wheeler Produce
Achadinah Goat Cheese
Oasis Date Farm
Preston Point Farm
Love A Bee Honey
Balakian Farms
Sukhi's Homemaid J&J Farms
Hummus Guy
Teeny Cake
Neve Roses
Bill Bloom
Don Sculptures
Just Go Home Design
Mi Fiesta

Upcoming Community Events

Leukemia SUP CUP
Sunday, August 7
Corinthian Yacht Club

Join us on Sunday, August 7, 2016 as we race our stand-up paddleboards to raise funds to find a cure for blood cancers. Race along the Tiburon Waterfront while taking in breathtaking views. After the races join us at the Corinthian Yacht Club for a fun-filled deck party, BBQ lunch and awards ceremony. Click here for more information.

Music at Old St. Hilary’s – Hiroya Tsukamoto
Sunday, August 21, 4:00 PM
Old St. Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza

Tickets are $15 & $20. Advance purchase available at the Landmarks Office, Tiburon Town Hall, and Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets available at the door if not sold out in advance, starting at 3:30 p.m. There is no parking at Old St. Hilary’s.  Please park at the Boardwalk Shopping Center, 1550 Tiburon Blvd. and take a shuttle to the concert.  Shuttle service begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information, please call 1-415-435-1853 or visit

Belvedere-Tiburon Labor Day Parade
Sunday, September 4
1 PM Lineup / 2 PM Parade

Join us for the 2016 Annual Labor Day Parade! This year’s them is Under the Sea. This old-fashioned, home town parade boasts live bands with a fantastic and fun variety of music, antique cars, and creative floats and entries from your favorite local organizations. Bring the family and enjoy the fun! The parade route starts at the corner of Tiburon Boulevard and Lagoon Road and continues down Main Street and Beach Road, ending at Belvedere Land Company Park between the San Francisco Yacht Club and the Belvedere Land Company.
For more information about the parade and how to get involved and volunteer, please visit The Ranch’s website or call 415-435-4355.

Blackie’s Hay Day
Saturday, September 24, 10 AM – 4 PM
Blackie’s Pasture, Tiburon

Get your Blackie’s Hay Day tickets now and support the extraordinary children and teen programs at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library funded by Bookmarks. This eagerly awaited event, an old-fashioned country fair for the whole community, is held every year in the fall at Blackie’s Pasture. Blackie’s Hay Day attracts over 2,500 people from all over Marin County. The funds raised and good will engendered all support the Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s children and teen programs and services. Come out and enjoy some wonderful activities, rides, entertainment and food!

Tiburon Taps Beer Festival
Saturday, September 24, 1 PM – 4 PM
Shoreline Park, Tiburon

Join us for the third annual Tiburon Taps Beer Festival. Tickets are on sale now:

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