Marin County Farm Bureau held its annual V.I.P. Luncheon. The attendees usually include; all of Marin County’s elected representatives, many of the county department heads, planning commissioners and planning staff and many other agriculture organizations. This is an opportunity to bring farmers and all of the county’s elected representatives together to get to know each other a little better on a more personal level.
Each year this luncheon is hosted on a Marin County ranch. This year it was at the Pomi Ranch. By holding the event at a local ranch, the elected representatives can experience first hand, the type of lifestyles farmers lead with the hopes of them better understanding where they are coming from when they speak on county and state issues.
Here’s a glimpse of how the luncheon progressed…..
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey was one of the first to arrive at noon.
|MCFB President Dominic Grossi, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Alisa Stevenson|
Congresswoman Woolsey and her aide, Wendy Friefeld talking with MCFB Treasurer Jerry Corda and President Dominic Grossi.
|Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey & rancher, Mark Pomi|
|Supervisor Judy Arnold with MCFB Board Members Martin Pozzi & Mike Lawson|
|Supervisor Steve Kinsey and Suzy Golt of Marin Humane Society|
|Ellie Rilla from UC Ag Ext., Stacy Carlsen-M.C. Ag Commissioner & Lisa Bush|
|Gary Sack; CFBF Field Representative & Bob Berner; Executive Director of MALT|
|Linda Dahl, Director of MC Parks & Open Space with Undersheriff, Tim Little|
|Newly appointed Assistant Chief to Marin Co. F.D., Jason Weber|
|David Escobar, MCFB Board Member Sam Dolcini, Ag Commissioner; Stacy Carlsen & Director of Marin County Housing Authority; Dan Nackerman|
Included on the menu was barbecued tri tip.
Fellow rancher, Jeff Rowley, donated his time to cook for the day.
|V.I.P. Wines; important at any V.I.P event|
Looks like everyone enjoyed lunch and we lucked out with a nice, sunny day.
|Pete Theran; Marin County Planning Commissioner|
|Congresswoman Woolsey addresses the crowd|
|Supervisor Kinsey speaks to the crowd|