Before Fairfax Mayor Pam Hartwell-Herrero was elected to the council in November 2009, she was executive director of Sustainable Fairfax for six years. She has lived in Ross Valley since 1993. She has also authored a guidebook, Grassroots Sustainability, outlining how local projects, including the creation of Marin Clean Energy and the Fairfax plastic bag ban, became successful.
Usually on Sunday mornings, Hartwell-Herrero and her 15-year-old daughter Kamin, who recently finished her first year at Drake High School, walk to Good Earth and pick up groceries for a breakfast they cook together. “We’re big fans of eggs,” said Hartwell-Herrero. “I love to cook and we cook all our meals when we’re together. She’s a good cooking mate.”
EGGS FOR ANY MEAL
Hartwell-Herrero used to work at Terra Firma Farms and also had backyard chickens for a while. “I’m addicted to very fresh, delicious eggs, usually with a side of sustainable bacon.” Hartwell-Herrero and her daughter both favor breakfast over other meals. “We can eat breakfast for every meal and often.”
As mayor of Fairfax, Hartwell-Herrero said there’s “always some event I’m supposed to be at.” She’s often on the go, whether it’s to attend local ceremonies, meetings for various committees or do research for projects underway, such as going to San Francisco’s Sunday Streets to get more ideas for Fairfax’s event.
LIVE MUSIC AT THE SLEEPING LADY
Since Hartwell-Herrero’s friend does all the music bookings at The Sleeping Lady, she often heads to the Fairfax venue to hear live music on Friday nights.