Marin County EAC
The Marin County EAC is one of the more than 50 local Employer Advisory Councils (EAC) throughout the State. Under the umbrella of the statewide California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) and the Employment Development Department, the Marin County EAC is the local representative to provide information on employment related issues.

Membership and Benefits

Annual dues: $70 per company, per year and covers all of 2018.

  • $25 discount per attendee for Marin EAC seminars.
  • Discounts to other Bay Area EAC seminars at their member’s discount.
  • Free Hotline service for answers to employer questions.
  • Opportunities to network with peers.
  • Have a direct link to EDD representatives and programs.

Note: Funds collected exceeding the seminar cost will support future seminars or community employment and training opportunities.

Please visit to sign for 2020.

Contact Information

For more information about EAC membership and seminars:

Valerie Nagle, EDD
Fax: 707-576-2859
[email protected]

John Bottari, Marin EAC Chair, Region 2 Vice President, and CEAC President-elect receives an award for ten years of service to Marin EAC Presenting the award is Chris Gallagher, from Vice Chair of the Marin EAC

Cristin Lin, board Treasurer receiving her award for 20 years of service from John Bottari, Chair and William Betley, President of the California EAC.

Upcoming Seminar

2020 Legal Update Seminar and Sexual Harassmant Prevention Training

Thursday December 5, 2019
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Best Western + Novato Oaks
Novato, CA

Register Here!

Please Note: Materials will be provided in lieu of a refund for requests made within 72 hrs of the presentation.

Topic: 2020 Employment Law Update

Join us for this 2020 labor law update to hear the latest employment-related developments, learn to identify and address risky employment practices and obtain tools, and receive useful tips and strategies to reduce your organization’s exposure to employment-related litigation. This half-day event addresses the issues faced by small business owners, human resources specialists and managers with an emphasis on California state law considerations.

Attendance at this seminar will enrich your professional knowledge and relationships and provide an opportunity to speak directly with an Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo employment attorney. Seminar materials become an excellent resource throughout the year.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Harassment Prevention Training

Many people don’t realize that bullying in the workplace has become a problem for many companies.The negative effects of workplace bullying can result in a significant drain on an organization’s time, resources, and finances. It can become an ongoing situation that can impact your business’ reputation and profits.

This seminar covers the importance of anti-bullying policy to your organization, how to create a safe and respectful work environment, how to avoid potential problems and what to do should they develop.

Speaker: William Betley

William Betley practices in all areas of employment law, including unlawful harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, employee classification, and wage and hour. He also counsels and represents architects, engineers and subcontractors in all phases of construction planning, development, negotiation and litigation.

Mr. Betley is a frequent speaker on numerous employment issues, such as unlawful harassment, disability discrimination, leaves of absence workplace violence, employment handbooks and hiring and firing issues. He is also the Chairman of the Inland Valleys Employer Advisory Council and he is the editor of that organization’s Employment Newsletter.


  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:300 a.m. – Presentation: Labor Law Update
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – Presentation: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
  • 3:00 p.m. – Adjourn

Cost: $100 Members / $125 Non-Members


Watch this site for additional information and to register.

John Bottari, Chair of Marin County EAC receiving his nomination for California Board Chair of the Year from CEAC board President William Betley.

Veterans Outreach

Hearts For Veterans

The California Advisory Council has members go above and beyond. Hearts For Veterans is a member of both the Sonoma and Marin EAC. St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sonoma County found out we were making heart pillows for veterans at the San Francisco VA Medical Center Surgical Department. They felt that it would be of comfort if their veteran patience were to receive these pillows. We had delivered about 10 a few months ago. I was delivering Heart pillows to them the other day and one of their social workers wanted to tell me of a wonderful experience. Apparently one of their Chaplains went to see a veteran who was in distress. He had no one he felt cared and he was also pretty angry that he had served his country and he felt abandoned. The Chaplain presented him with on of our pillows and the Chaplain said, it was like the heavens had open up. His eyes teared up and he broke down. He felt that someone did care. He grabbed the pillow and caressed and a smile broke through his tears. He asked the Chaplain who had made the pillow. The Chaplain told Hearts For Veterans.

The CEAC is not just for Employment, we’re about life!

Claudio Calvo working with business’ and the hiring of Vets for Sonoma EAC and Marin EAC. Presenting a plaque from the Sonoma County Veterans Job Fair Committee.

Certifcate of appreciation with Steve Jaxon with his producer, Mike DeWald after being on the radio show

With Steve Jaxon’s The Drive on KSRO 1350 radio

Marin County EAC Board Members:

Chair: John Bottari, West Bay Bavarian
Vice Chair:  Chris Gallagher, San Franciso Bay Model
Treasurer: Cristin Lin, Rehabilitation Institute of America
Secretary: Shawn Hansen, EDD
Membership co-Chair: Ginny Kuhel, Kuhel and Associates
Membership co-Chair: Eileen Callahan
Social Media Chair: Nancy Mellor, Nelson
Veteran’s Representative: Claudio Calvo, Hearts for Veterans
Member-at-large: Carla Overberger
EAC Coordinator: Valerie Nagle, EDD