The Team

Organizing Committee

Karina Ramirez-Cortez
Committee Chair / Artist
Arts & Culture Coordinator, Multicultural Center of Marin

Steve Mason
Senior Supervisor, Albert J. Boro Community Center & Pickleweed Park

Elisabeth Setten
Executive Director at Art Works Downtown, San Rafael Business District Board Member, Downtown San Rafael Art District Committee Member, Canal Arts Initiative Stakeholder Committee

Zoe Harris
Community Resident and Artist/Art Teacher

Stephanie Jucker
Community Resident and Artist

Raquel Valdez
Community Resident and Business Owner

Delia Lucio
Family Advocate, Community Action Marin

Barbara Yupit Gomez
Youth in Arts Outreach Coordinator

Lisa Bennett
Acting Executive Director • Multicultural Center of Marin

Solange Echeverria
Office Manager • Multicultural Center of Marin • Community Activist

Javier Vicuna
Studio Manager • Multicultural Center of Marin

Community Partners

City of San Rafael

San Rafael Fire Department

San Rafael Police Department

Pickleweed Library

Enriching Lives through Music (ELM)

Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl

Bahia Vista Elementary School

Marin County Health and Wellness Campus

Community Media Center of Marin

Art Works Downtown

San Rafael Downtown Business Improvement District

Downtown San Rafael Arts District

Marin Designs

Community Action Marin

SF Marin Food Bank

Service Award

At its annual Awards and Installations Ceremony on Friday, April 2nd, 2021, District 1 of the California Park and Recreation Society awarded the San Rafael Día de Los Muertos Organizing Committee a 2020 Community Service Award for the Committee’s adaptability to provide a successful COVID-friendly version of the 32nd Annual San Rafael Día de Los Muertos event during the pandemic. Creative planning by the Organizing Committee not only provided a positive outlet for a community that was being heavily hit by COVID, but it created new partnerships and paved the way for future expanded and improved cultural celebrations.

CPRS District 1 includes nine counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Trinity. The Organizing Committee was nominated by the San Rafael Park & Recreation Commission and is comprised of local non-profits and individuals dedicated to offering this annual cultural event to the residents of San Rafael and beyond.