20/20 Spotlight

Staff Giving Back Through Volunteerism

Angel, Earl and Scott all have something in common: they all spend a lot of time giving back to the community. For this final 20/20 Spotlight we take a look at the important work these City employees do at several amazing community-based organizations.

Memorial Wreath

Memorial Wall

Our Memorial Wall celebrates volunteers who have passed away. Please help us honor those who have helped create the San Rafael we all know and love by enjoying these spotlights, and nominating more if you know people who volunteered for the City that are no longer with us.

Jack Brandon

Since 2010 Jack’s cheerful and positive personality, plus dog treats enable him to gain the confidence of citizens. Learn what vital volunteer work he does for the San Rafael Police Department.

Enrique Yam

Enrique Yam

Enrique Yam was not sure about volunteering at the library when asked by a librarian friend, but decided to give it a try. This new experience led to a paid job and reading more books! See what he has learned about himself and which book caught his eye.

Connie Pelissero

Master Gardeners Spotlight #17

Kathy Taraban and Connie Pelissero are Marin Master Gardeners who volunteer with others to care for the eight Demonstration Gardens and greenhouse at the Falkirk Cultural Center. Learn which garden they each tend.

Bob Huntsberry

Bob Hunstberry Spotlight #15

Bob Huntsberry is a professional architect who has volunteered for more than two decades on the Design Review Board. Learn which parking garage he thinks is the “most beautiful” in San Rafael.

Andree, Laurie and Libby

San Rafael Clean Spotlight #15

San Rafael Clean Volunteers will litter-ally sweep you off your feet with their enthusiasm for keeping our City clean. Learn more about this program and how volunteers contribute to its success.

Rosa Amalia Garcia

Rosa Amalia Garcia Spotlight #14

Rosa Amalia Garcia’s love of music, dancing and family fuel her passion to plan, promote and support Canal community events and youth activities. Learn how her experience as an immigrant drives her to help others.

Juan Carlos Sorto and Ross Morrison

Supervisor Spotlight: Ross Morrison and Juan Carlos Sorto

San Rafael Custodians Ross Morrison and Juan Carlos Sorto coordinate hundreds of community service workers and other volunteers. Learn about how they support residents and leverage that work force to keep community center programs, events and activities happening.

Boy Scouts, Troop 2000 and Cub Scouts, Pack 2000

Spotlight #12 Boy Scout Troop 2000

Boy Scout Troop 2000 participates in many projects and days of service for San Rafael, especially in their Canal neighborhood. Scout Master Willy Coronado shares their accomplishments.