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2016 Milley Award Recipients

2014 Milley Award recipient Scott Mathews
Maria Muldaur

2014 Milley Award recipient Joyce Maynard
Bob Bijou

2014 Milley Award recipient Christopher Raker
Jasson Minadakis

2014 Milley Award recipient Mort Sahl
Tripp Carpenter

2014 Milley Award recipient Murphy Productions
Jaques Leslie

The Milley Awards Board of Directors, in association with the City of Mill Valley Arts Commission, proudly announced the five outstanding honorees of its annual Creative Achievement Award - The Milley. These individuals with distinguished accomplishments in the arts and service to the community will be honored at the 22nd annual gala dinner on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 5 P.M. at the Mill Valley Community Center.

Our Five Honorees for the Evening of October 23, 2016

Achievement in the Musical Arts

Maria Muldaur

American roots music singer

Creative Contributions to the Community

Bob Bijou
Owner of Two Neat, the happiest shop which supports local artists and musicians

Achievements in the Performing Arts

Jasson Mindakis
Marin Theatre Company, Artistic Director

Achievement in the Visual Arts

Tripp Carpenter
Furniture and Woodwork Artisan

Achieve in the Literary Arts

Jacques Leslie
Pulitzer Prize-nominated war correspondent, journalist and environmental author

The Milley Award is a bronze statue sculpted by John Libberton of Sausalito.

Sponsored by the Mill Valley Arts Commission and produced by the Milley Awards Board of Directors, the Milleys are a volunteer community group. Nominations are open throughout the year and the judges change annually. This award honors those who, through their accomplishments in the arts, have brought honor to the Mill Valley community. They have done this through their talents and actions in the state, national or international arenas.

For information, call 415.721.1906 or e-mail

2016 Press Release

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