PETALUMA -- The North Bay Leadership Council will recognize five honorees at the 2010 Leaders of the North Bay Awards Luncheon Oct. 29 at Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael. The event includes a keynote address by early childhood education author and research scientist Dr. Alison Gopnik.

The 2010 Leaders of the North Bay are:

Caught in the Act of Leadership, Individual Excellence in Leadership: Brett Martinez, President and CEO, Redwood Credit Union

We’re All in this Together, Community Building: Katie Crecelius, Chair, Novato Housing Coalition

Paint the Community Green, Environmental Stewardship: Agilent Technologies, Santa Rosa

The “Light Bulb” Went On, Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit: Sonoma County Energy Independence Program

Empowering the Latino Community, Leadership within the Latino Community: Wanda Tapia-Thomsen, Latino Service Providers

The event is at Embassy Suites on Friday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of ten.  To purchase tickets, please visit, email or call 707-283-0028.  Tickets are limited.  The deadline is Oct. 25.