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

Special Offer This Year Only! — 50% off the Annual Dues for the year 2021, per company.  Annual Dues for 2021: $35 per company. Valid through December 31, 2021.


As a member of the Marin County EAC you will receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the CEAC Management Hotline to obtain legal assistance regarding employer-employee issues.
  • Access to the CEAC Conflict Resolution Help Line to assist in resolving conflict communication, and behavior issues within the workplace.
  • Current information on new legislation and regulations affecting employers.
  • Reduced fees for seminars.
  • Opportunity to network with other business owners and professionals.
  • A voice in EDD procedure and policy through a direct link to EDD management.
  • Participation in EDD surveys and focus groups.
  • Membership in the CEAC.
  • Earn HRCI credit hours.
  • Earn SHRM PDCs.

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

Upcoming Seminar

  • PART 3: Should I Stay Or Should I Go? – Effective Handling Of Employee Termination
  • Webinar Event Date: August 5th, 2021
  • Time: 11:30AM-1:00PM
  • Location: Online Eventbrite
  • Register Here
  • Please Note: You must register prior to the webinar to receive the webinar link via email.

Contact Information

For more information about EAC membership and seminars:

Ness Salonga, EAC Coordinator
Tel: (707) 576-2015
Fax: (707) 576-2859
Email: [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.


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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: Ness Salonga, EDD EAC Coordinator