Iniece Monroe Bailey

A former educator, Iniece Bailey was a selfless and tireless worker for many causes. A passionate activist for social and civil rights, she was co-founder of Operation Give a Damn, Inc., a Marin City based program established in 1969 to assist young people at risk.

Ms. Bailey was also co-founder of the Marin County and Mill Valley Human Rights Commissions. While serving on the boards of the ACLU, CORE, Adult Criminal Justice Commission and the San Quentin Task Force, she furthered her efforts to end injustice by sensitizing others to its presence. She was a founding member and ordained Elder of the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Marin City.

Steadfastly committed to children, she was a mother of four and a long-time foster parent. She served as the Marin County Coordinator for the United Nations Year of the Child, and has the distinction of being the first African-American PTA President of Tamalpais High School. She was also an early board member of Project Care for Children.

Ms. Bailey began her second career with the Department of Public Social Services as an Eligibility Worker. She then became a Supervisor for a unit of para-professional Social Work Assistants. Ultimately, she became the Department’s liaison to the County Head Start providers.

At the time of her death, she had been diligently working to pioneer an affordable child care center for infants and toddlers from low income families. The Sausalito based Iniece Bailey Infant and Toddler Center was established in her honor.