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Title Oral History of Don Hunter
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content In this oral history, former Mill Valley City Manager Don Hunter recounts a life deeply committed to the community. Born in San Jose, Don moved to Mill Valley at the age of three. He recollects his childhood in Mill Valley, his schooling at all levels, including many unforgettable teachers at Tamalpais High, his enthusiastic participation in sports, the local music scene during the 1960s, his family life, and his work. Don began working for the city of Mill Valley in 1973 when he took a job with the Parks and Recreation Department, retiring 35 years later as city manager. From his years working for the city, Don discusses various town projects, such as the development of Bayfront Park, the construction of the new community center, and the library expansion project, paying tribute to many of Mill Valley's elected officials over the decades as well as to the community's impressive and exceptional ability to accomplish things together.
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Dates of Creation 2015-08-25
Narrator's name Hunter, Don
Interviewer Addeo, Ed
Extent and Medium Transcript: 29pp
Recording: 01:11:13
Search Terms Bayfront Park
City government
Council members, City
Dawson, Doug
Hamilton, Susan Hunter
Hunter, Dillon
Hunter, Donovan
Lewis, Huey
Mill Valley Community Center
Misuraca, Rick
Music
Musicians
Parks
Poutiatine, Ivan
Race relations
Robinson, Martha
Schools
Sports
Sports & recreation facilities
Walsh, Bill
World War II
Object ID 2016.027.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2015. 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.