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Title Oral History of Andy Berman
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content In this oral history, former Mayor and City Council member Andy Berman recounts his life of public service in Mill Valley. Born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1959, Andy recalls that he always loved public service, and was even chosen in high school to be his town's "mayor for a day". Andy recounts attending the University of Michigan and later law school at the University of Miami. In 1989, he moved with his wife Sabra to San Francisco, and four years later they relocated to Mill Valley. Andy discusses his extensive public service over the years in Mill Valley and provides an insider's view on the dynamics of city governance. While observing the town's changing demographics, he affirms the stability of its core values. His view for the future of Mill Valley, he says, is the same as his original platform when he was first running for office: health and safety, fiscal responsibility, and maintaining Mill Valley's small-town character. Throughout this oral history Andy powerfully conveys what it has meant to him to be part of the community and how this community has become a very large part of who he is.
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Dates of Creation 2017-01-19
Narrator's name Berman, Andy
Interviewer Kleiner, Joyce
Extent and Medium Transcript: 35pp
Recording: 01:40:01
Search Terms Berman, Hannah
Berman, Harley
Berman, Morissa,
Berman, Samantha
Canepa, Jim
Chambers of commerce
City council members
City government
City Government; Managers
CIty Managers
City officials
City planning
Cutler, Betsy
Cutler, John
Depot
Dickinson, Don
Fisco, Dennis
Grimberg, Sabra
Jessup, Richard "Dick"
Lytton Square
Mayoral elections
Mayors
McCann, Jim
Montgomery, Anne
Moore, Mike
Planning Commission
Planning, City
Redwoods
Solem, Anne
Solem, Don
Spotswood, Dick
Wachtel, Ken
Walsh, Rory
Welte, Jim
Object ID 2017.092.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2017. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.