OFFICERS:

JOSEPH (JOE) W. JENNINGS, PRESIDENT

Moved to Larkspur in 2009 with his wife Marisa.

 

Co-founded and led the LLCC Task Force and then the Larkspur Library Community Center Foundation (now called The Commons Foundation) since 2018.

 

Retired high technology patent broker, and previously a senior executive, and market development consultant for 37 years. Principal credits include the IBM ThinkPad, Adobe Acrobat, Intertrust digital rights management and RPX Corp in defensive patent aggregation. 

 

Supporter of the Baltimore Park NRG (Volunteer), Homeward Bound of Marin, Lark Theater, Larkspur Community Foundation, Friends of the Larkspur Library,  Larkspur Beautiful, and SPARK.  Member of Marin Master Gardeners, former board member, teaches classes on vegetable, tomato and citrus gardening, and is co-chairperson of the MMG Opportunity Fund. Member and Board member of the Larkspur Chamber of Commerce.  Active in the Episcopal Church and Deanery in Marin County.

 

MBA, Finance, University of Washington, and a BA, cum laude, Political Science, Whitman College.

JEANNE FRIEDEL, SECRETARY

Over 25 years’ experience working with and within Marin communities.

 

Appointed by the Mayor of Larkspur to the Ad Hoc committee to develop the Master Plan for a new Community Center project.  Serves as a commissioner for the City of Larkspur Parks and Recreation and is founder of the Larkspur Rec’ing Crew, a nonprofit organization, that helps fund youth programs for children in need within the community.

 

Rotary: President of the Rotary Club of Terra Linda 2015-2016 and Community Services Director 2016-2017, Membership Co-Chair for the Rotary District 5150 serving 42 clubs with 1850 members, and Chairman of the Steering Committee for a joint project between multiple Rotary Clubs and the Center 4 Domestic Peace helping to develop needed bed space for families coming out of domestic violence.

 

17 years working with the Sausalito Art Festival as the volunteer coordinator and operations director dealing with a work force of over 1,200 volunteers and managing the logistics of the multi-million dollar festival. Worked with the City of Sausalito managing their city wide events including the Caledonia Street Fair and Jazz by the Bay, as well as the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce.

KATHERINE GREEN, TREASURER

Resident of Larkspur since 1994

 

Volunteer for  Neil Cummins Elementary School, Twin Cities Little League, Hall Middle School, Marin Highlanders Rugby Club, Redwood High School, Larkspur Creekside HOA Board

 

Supporter of Lark Theater, Friends of the Larkspur Library, Rec’ing Crew, Larkspur Community Foundation, Youth In Arts, Marin Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club, KQED

 

LARC Committee Member:  Appointed by Larkspur City Council to determine use of parcel at Rose Lane development 2012-2013 (results of this became the 2013 Master Plan.)

 

20+ years’ experience as complex civil litigation paralegal with specialty in will and trust litigation, representing large high-profile charitable trusts; administration of medium and small charitable trusts for trustees; general State and Federal legal business compliance

 

15 years’ experience in real estate support and compliance services, self-employed North Tahoe native, attended UC Irvine (B.A.-Political Science), Orange Coast College (Certificate-Hotel Management)

 

Interested in building, cooking, engineering, mechanics, entertaining, reading, gardening, creating.

BOARD MEMBERS:

TERRY BERKEMEIER, DIRECTOR 

Formerly with Capital Group Companies, Retired Portfolio Manager; UCSF: “Breakthrough Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis Research”, Founder and Supporter; Marin Theatre Company, Board member; SF Jazz: Board member; Lark Theatre: “Mind Reels”, committee member; Palm Hill (Larkspur) Neighborhood Response Group: Block Captain; and a resident of Larkspur since 1994. 

CHRIS HARTZELL, DIRECTOR

Chris  has spent a career being both global and local. He has led urban planning projects around the world, and has engaged in multiple citizen initiatives in Larkspur. He is a board member of the Lark Theater and is excited to join the campaign to create a new library and town square for the community. Resident of Larkspur since 1984.  

TAMARA HULL, DIRECTOR

Tamara is a CPA (and owner) with Jannisse & Hull CPAs in Novato; Larkspur Community Oversight Committee for Measure B , Member; Marin Link, President of the Board of Directors; Marin Women’s Political Action Committee, Treasurer; Rotary Club Terra Linda Foundation, Treasurer; and University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, BS. Larkspur resident since 2012 (resident of Marin since 1966).

2018-19 TASK FORCE MEMBERS:

  • Gabriel Gesmer, Rose Lane Homeowners Association Board member

  • Catherine Pyke, Friends of Library board member

  • AJ Rea, Larkspur Library Foundation board member

  • Paul Straub, Larkspur Library Foundation board member

  • Lisbet Sunshine, Larkspur Parks and Recreation Commissioner