By MATTHEW HOSE
Belvedere's Tom Cromwell knows that getting the Tiburon Peninsula prepared for a worst-case-scenario disaster is an uphill battle.
But despite the difficulties faced by the geographical realities of living on an isolated peninsula with only two roads out, for the past two decades Cromwell has worked tirelessly to get the community in the best shape possible to react.
He successfully lobbied for a permanent first-aid base. He trained citizens to stock supplies for themselves in case they were stuck. He championed the creation of a portable trailer on Belvedere Island containing first-aid supplies.
Now, in addition to being labeled by City Councilmember James Campbell as "the Tiburon Peninsula's godfather of emergency response," Cromwell has been named Belvedere's Citizen of the Year for his service to the city. Alongside him, estate lawyer Bill Kuhns will receive the Citizen of the Year Emeritus award.
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