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Mill Valley Council Candidates Forum
This Q&A webinar hosted by the Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the two candidates running for one open Mill Valley City Council seat. Hear from candidates Susan Gladwin and Caroline Joachim who are competing in a March 7 special election to fill a seat open owing to a resignation.

CO$T is pleased that this impartial forum will be moderated by the Marin IJ’s political columnist, Dick Spotswood. Attendees are invited to submit questions in advance as well as during the forum. The outcome of this election impacts everyone in incorporated Mill Valley. The City Council will be making important decisions about housing and dealing with new regional housing mandates; worsening traffic; wildlfire risk and protection; disaster preparedness, climate change initiatives, and other hot topics.

Get educated before you vote! CO$T is pleased to host this valuable forum as part of our educational and community service mission.

Feb 9, 2023 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Susan Gladwin (https://www.susanformillvalley.com/)
Senior Consultant, Outreach and Business Development @U.S. Department of Energy
Susan Gladwin is a seasoned businesswoman and sustainability expert running for Mill Valley City Council. Susan has over 30 years of professional experience managing global teams and large budgets at companies like Apple and Autodesk, and currently serves as a Senior Outreach and Business Development Consultant in the U.S. Department of Energy. As a resident of Mill Valley for the past 15 years, Susan has been an active community volunteer and advocate, serving on the City's Climate Action Plan Taskforce and chairing the Buildings and Energy Subcommittee. She aims to utilize her business expertise to enact policies that address climate change, bolster the local economy, and promote a thriving and resilient future for our community.
Caroline Joachim (https://carolinejoachim.com/)
Attorney-at-law
Caroline has a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College and a law degree from the University of San Francisco where she was a member of Law Review. Her legal work focuses on real property disputes, zoning, planning & land use. Caroline has lived in Mill Valley since 2004 and has been a long-time community volunteer with Kiddo!, Old Mill School, Mill Valley Library Foundation’s Storybook Ball and Mill Valley Little League. She served as President of Old Mill PTA and Mill Valley Little League, steering MVLL through the COVID pandemic by creating a set of youth safety protocols, facilitating early vaccinations for coaches, and launching a summer ball program to get players back on the field. In June 2021, she received a Mill Valley City Council Proclamation for “superior leadership” of MVLL. Caroline also served on the Marin County Bar Association Board and was Treasurer for two terms. Caroline lives with her husband Paul, daughter Phoebe, and son, Hoffmann, who is at college.
Dick Spotswood
Moderator, Columnist @Marin Independent Journal
Dick Spotswood is the politics and government columnist for The Marin Independent Journal. His IJ columns appear every Sunday and Wednesday. A San Francisco native, Dick is a former Mill Valley city council member (1980-92) and three-term Mayor. He served for ten years (1982-92) as a Director of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District representing Marin’s eleven cities and towns. After four decades as an attorney, Dick has now retired from the law.