About Us

Mill Valley Aware is a coalition of parents and community leaders who have joined together to help our teens grow up safe and healthy. We sponsor parent and teen education and events and provide ways for teens and parents to connect with and support each other around the issues of teen alcohol and drug use.


Mill Valley Aware promotes healthy community norms and actions to reduce alcohol and drug use and abuse by youth and adults.


  • Community support for the physical and mental health of our youth
  • Fostering resiliency, agility, adaptability and safety for our youth
  • Providing for an open and informed dialogue about drugs and alcohol in our community

Our Goals

  1. Reduce high school alcohol and marijuana use.
  2. Increase awareness that use of alcohol and drugs among youth and adults in Mill Valley exceeds the California  average.
  3. Increase awareness about the health and legal consequences of alcohol and drug use.
  4. Change Mill Valley norms regarding alcohol and drugs to reduce the incidence of underage use.

Who We Are

Mill Valley City CouncilStephanie Moulton Peters, Vice-Mayor
Mill Valley RecreationJenny Rogers, Director
Tam High School AdministrationJC Farr, Principal
Mill Valley Middle School AdministrationMike Nelson, Vice Principal
Tamalpais Union High School DistrictLeslie Lundgren, Trustee
Mill Valley School DistrictRobin Moses, Trustee
Mill Valley Police DepartmentAngel Bernal, Chief & Kyle Maxwell, SRO
Board of Supervisors RepresentativeMaureen Parton, Aide to Supervisor Kate Sears
Tam High FoundationSarah McNeil and Dana Baker-Williams
Tam High PTSAChristine Hildebrand and Nancy Belza
Mill Valley Middle School PTSASuzi Andrews, President
Substance Abuse ProfessionalsTim Cermak & Mike Webb
Restorative Justice ProfessionalDon Carney
Mill Valley Civic Group(s)Richard Rider, Rotary Club
Communications ChairWillow Older
Student RepresentativesOPEN
Coalition CoordinatorOPEN


Steering CommitteeStephanie Moulton-Peters, Co-Chair
Deborah Holley, Co-Chair
Jenny Rogers, Staff Liaison
Volunteer Coordinator - TBA
Data Analysis & ResearchDr. Timmen Cermak
Mike Webb
Deborah Holley
Stephanie Moulton-Peters
EnforcementAngel Bernal
Kyle Maxwell
Maureen Parton
Education & ProgramDr. Timmen Cermak
Randy Daron
MV Recreation Dept. Teen Division - Patty McCulley & Gus Sandage
MVMS - Anna Lazzarini & Mark Nelson
Mike Webb
Communication, Marketing,
and Outreach
Willow Older
Jenny Rogers - Director, Mill Valley Recreation
Nancy Belza - PTSA
Christine Hildegrand - PTSA
Maureen Parton
Richard Rider

How Can You Help? Volunteer.

You can make a difference in our community. Let's have a conversation about your role.

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