About Us

Novato’s Birthday Party is produced annually by Paint the Town Red, Inc. (PTTR), a 501c7 tax-exempt organization, EIN #30-0449219. PTTR is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors to fulfill its civic mission of planning and executing Novato’s Birthday Party and selecting the Citizen of The Year.

Mission Statement

Novato Paint the Town Red Inc. (PTTR) is a community partnership between the Citizen of the Year Committee, City of Novato, Novato Chamber of Commerce and School Fuel. PTTR coordinates Novato’s Birthday Party in January of each year, commemorating the date when Novato became a City. The event is a celebration of our community, our people and the dynamic spirit of Novato, acknowledging the large and small businesses of the year and honoring the new Citizen of the Year. This annual event envelops the past, present and future with Novato businesses, residents, community leaders and organizations. The support and contributions of Novato businesses and residents make possible PTTR activities and facilitate its commitment to building Community Partnerships.

Board of Directors

  • Jeanne MacLeamy, President
  • Molly Foley, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Goldfinger, Secretary
  • Dale Kline
  • Coy Smith


  • Brent Ainsworth
  • George Athas
  • Sylvia Barry
    Debbie DeGeorge
  • Molly Foley
  • Jennifer Goldfinger
  • Dale Kline
    Erin Lacey: Event Coordinator
  • Jeanne MacLeamy
  • Rafelina Maglio
    Rob Martel 
  • Mike Read
  • Tamara Ressler
  • Rob Sundberg
    Kris Wiley

Novato Paint the Town Red Inc. is a 501(c)(7) social corporation with all proceeds used for the annual event and other community activities.