2019 Honorees

Congratulations to this year’s Spirit of Marin Honorees as selected by the Marin County Chambers of Commerce.

Since its inception in 1993, the Spirit of Marin Award has been presented to over 300 leading citizens and businesses. Each honoree’s outstanding achievements exemplify a professional and civic commitment that significantly benefits our community. Visionary leadership, professional excellence, and above all, a deep commitment to the community define the “Spirit of Marin.”


Gary Stymus
Best Western Corte Madera Inn
Business Citizen of the Year
Corte Madera Chamber

Richard Pedemonte

Volunteer of the Year
Fairfax Chamber

Dr. Mayra Perez

San Rafael City Schools
Business Citizen of the Year
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin

Jeff Laine

Mollie Stone’s Market, Greenbrae
Business Citizen of the Year
Larkspur Chamber

Jim Iavarone, Jim Revoir, Jim Welte

Miller Avenue Champions
Business Citizens of the Year
Mill Valley Chamber

Photo by Stuart Lirette, Marin IJ

Pini Ace Hardware
Russ Young, Charles “Chip” Young,
David Young, Tom Young
Large Business of the Year
Novato Chamber



Kona Ice

Adela and Corey Jacobson
Small Business of the Year
Novato Chamber


Pat Townsley

Creekside Pizza & Taproom
Business Citizen of the Year
San Anselmo Chamber

Marin Independent Journal

Rob Devincenzi
Large Business of the Year
San Rafael Chamber


City Carpets

Leigh Bakhtiari
Small Business of the Year
San Rafael Chamber


Christopher Holbrook

Studio 333
Business Citizen of the Year
Sausalito Chamber

Erin Burns

Volunteer of the Year
Tiburon Peninsula Chamber