Edna Muse is a volunteer dedicated to many Marin organizations. She has committed countless hours to many causes that impact the quality of life for local residents, including the American Cancer Society, the Novato Human Needs Center, the Novato Unified School District and numerous local hospitals. She co-founded the Concerned Parents of Novato, a multiracial organization that raises scholarship money for local African-American youth. Her ability to walk in someone else’s shoes has made her a valuable asset to the Novato Police Advisory and Review Board. Her service ranges from helping to collect emergency foods, to serving on speakers bureaus, to being in charge of fund-raising. She is upbeat and possesses an uncanny ability to find the common bond between diverse groups of people. An active member of her church, she is an extraordinary singer and soloist in the choir.
Ms. Muse’s contributions have been recognized in numerous awards, including the Humanitarian Award from the Marin County Human Rights Commission. A close friend wrote, “It can be truly said of Edna Muse that she has played a part in fulfilling the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She has tried to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit those who were in prison; she has tried to love and serve humanity.”