The inaugural Mill Valley Neighborfest launches this May throughout various  communities in Mill Valley encouraging residents to get to know their neighbors. The  Mill Valley Neighborfest is presented by the Southern Marin Fire District in partnership  with the Southern Marin Neighborhood Response Groups program in an effort to help  build connections and trust between neighbors. 

Feedback at a recent Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) drill helped spark the idea  to reinvigorate support for the program. The NRG program is a neighbors-helping neighbors effort that helps connect individuals and neighborhoods to resources, education, and training that will help them to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters.  

“Knowing your neighbors is proven to boost the health, happiness and longevity of  communities…Communities in Mill Valley will be coming together to connect, build trust  and have fun!” said Leah Curtis, Southern Marin NRG Coordinator. “ We also hope it  encourages discussions about safety and emergency preparedness.” 

Mill Valley Neighborfest is hosted on the app to help promote neighbor get togethers. The program is being piloted in the City of Mill Valley and supported by the City of Mill Valley officials. Mill Valley residents are encouraged to host their own Neighborfest by visiting

For more information, contact Elysha Omoomy, Communications Coordinator of Southern Marin Fire District, 28 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 2800, Sausalito, CA 94965 at  415-388-8182 or email at