Thank you for “Marin’s 13 most influential” in the February 2007 issue. Here is my addition: Douglas P. Ferguson, attorney at law. Doug has been extremely influential in shaping Marin County as it is today because of his numerous activities, including derailing the Marincello project; acquiring Slide Ranch; saving the land now occupied by the Zen Center at Green Gulch Farm; founding the Trust for Public Land; and development of the Marin Theatre Company and Rafael Theatre facilities. I can’t imagine what Marin County would be like without Doug Ferguson’s passion for and dedication to our community.
Cris Chater, San Rafael
I am very pleased with the February 2007 issue of Marin Magazine. The cover photo and story about the Tiburon fountain are close to my heart because I spent a year filming Jeff Reed and Jennifer Madden while they made the sculpture. Second, I was pleased to read your POV about Marin’s most influential. I have recently completed my first documentary, entitled Turning the Tide. It is the story of saving Richardson Bay from being developed in the 1950s. Included in the film are five of your 13 people: Richardson is profiled as the Bay’s namesake, Reed is there as the original landowner of Tiburon, Caroline Livermore is profiled because she was instrumental in the preservation of the Bay, Dr. Marty Griffin tells of his involvement as “the goat lady’s doctor” and Mrs. Schultz is mentioned because she was involved too!
—Dave Gotz, chairman,
Tiburon Heritage & Arts Commission
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