Bay Area Health Officers support all three currently available vaccines for COVID-19.

Clinical trials demonstrated that all 3 vaccines were
100 percent effective in preventing deaths from COVID-19.
There are several ways to find a vaccine appointment. 
1. Register with the State of California at: myturn.ca.gov to be notified when you are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

2. Make an appointment with Contra Costa County:

Vaccine Appointments for Residents 65-74

Vacunación para los Residentes de 65 a 74 Años de Edad

3. Make an appointment at a partner site:

Healthcare systems, pharmacies and other providers have different eligibility requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations. You can find information about each of these providers by scrolling down on the CCHS Vaccine page: coronavirus.cchealth.org/get-vaccinated

If you have questions about vaccine, speak to your medical provider if you have one. You can also learn more about vaccines on the state’s COVID-19 website.
"Help Your Neighbor" Program

For Contra Costa residents who are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine, an appointment to get immunized is just a few clicks away. But not everyone feels comfortable making an appointment online or through email.
If you know someone who is eligible for a COVID-19 immunization appointment right now, but may need a little help, please make that offer. Even if you cannot yet make an appointment for yourself, you can help someone you know – and the whole community.
This web page has information that eligible county residents need to make a COVID-19 immunization appointment with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) or its community partners.

Need Help Getting There?
MOBILITY MATTERS - RIDES PROGRAMS
 
 
Qualifications for Clients
In order to apply as a client for our Rides programs, the individual must meet ALL the following criteria:
  • Live in our service area, which is anywhere in Contra Costa County.
  • Age 60 or older.
  • Able to walk with the aid of a cane, walker, knee scooter, crutches, or elbow assistance.
  • Require escorted, door-through-door assistance.
  • Able to call in to request rides.
  • Unable to use other forms of transportation for medical or dental care and basic necessities, like grocery shopping.
  • Trained, certified service animals welcome.

If you meet these qualifications, please fill out the form below and one of our program coordinators will contact you, or call: In Contra Costa County: 925.284.6161
Or fill out and send this form and Mobility Matters will contact you.

Mobility Matters is currently working with each client who has not already been vaccinated to make an appointment for them and transport them door-through-door as well as wait in line with them for their safety. They follow up with them by phone the next day to be sure they are managing any side effects. After all Mobility Matters clients are vaccinated with both shots, they will reach out to other seniors in need.

See mobilitymatterscc.com for more.
Nonprofit Director,

I cordially invite you to join me for the next East Contra Costa Nonprofit Roundtable meeting. This informative meeting will include advice from several local experts in the nonprofit sector as well as an opportunity to network with other nonprofits and funders.

Bring your questions and ideas as we continue working to identify common purposes, promote cooperation among groups, and offer opportunities for collaboration.

This roundtable meeting will focus on funding.

March 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Networking 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
You must register in advance for this meeting: CLICK HERE
You will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting on March 24th


We ask that you fill out this 4-minute survey prior to March 23, 2021

Click here to Share Invitation



Webinar on SB 91
Eviction Moratorium

The California Apartment Association's Whitney Prout and Embert Paul Madison Jr. provide a summary of SB 91, the state rental assistance program and extension of California's statewide eviction moratorium in this informative webinar.
ShelterInc program for those affected by the COVID-19 virus.

  • Payment of past-due rent
  • Payment of current month's rent
  • Payment of future month's rent
  • Payment of utilities (PG&E, garbage, water)
  • Participants affected by COVID-19
  • Able to prove how they are being affected by COVID-19 virus
  • No need to prove self-sufficiency
  • Not able to pay past, present, and/or future rent

Call 211 for Resources

The nonprofit Contra Costa Crisis Center runs the 211 call center for Contra Costa County, answering calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention counseling, and referrals for disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services, and childcare and family services.

The Board supports the Contra Costa Crisis Center’s efforts to broaden awareness about the vital services provided through its 211 call center, and encourages residents to utilize the free, confidential services to seek support for themselves and loved ones.

Visit cccc.myresourcedirectory.com
Leadership Development Program

Attend a four-day virtual conference coordinated by American Red Cross. Designed to cultivate core leadership skills such as teamwork, public speaking, and diversity awareness, the Leadership Development Center builds confidence and lasting friendships. Through service learning and hands-on, interactive games, participants leave empowered to serve their communities. Students attending LDC will participate in workshops on topics including disaster preparedness, diversity, public speaking, leadership, and international relations.
We are accepting students in grades 9–12 (including graduating seniors) who are interested in gaining new skills and meeting Red Cross youth throughout our region.
Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.
To sign up online, please visit our registration page: http://bit.ly/LDCregistration 

Contact youthNCCR@redcross.org for more info.
Opportunity Junction Online Training
Opportunity Junction is just TWO MONTHS away from running our Administrative Careers Training program ONLINE, via Zoom!
 
This provides participants with a chance to learn the skills needed for administrative careers from home! This is a great opportunity for those who have transportation challenges or are too far from Antioch to attend class in-person to gain the skills needed to launch new careers. Only broadband internet service is needed, we provide the rest.
 
Application sessions begin May 3rd, and candidates can start the application process by applying online now! Online applications (and the entire application process) can be completed using any internet-enabled device, including a smartphone.
 
We will provide loaner laptops to candidates accepted to the program because full-time access to a computer with Microsoft Office installed is necessary.


 Sign up for one of the following Application Sessions:
 
  1. 10AM on May 3rd (Mon), May 10th (Mon), or May 17th (Mon) 
  2. 3PM on May 5th (Wed), May 13th (Wed), or May 19th (Wed)

 
The program includes:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist training and certification
  • Coaching and Counseling
  • Job Placement Assistance

If you have any questions, please email Annabelle@OpportunityJunction.org.
Delta Protection Advisory Committee
 
Accepting Applications
Due April 23, 2021
 
 
The Delta Protection Commission is advised by a Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC), a 15 member volunteer body consisting of representatives of diverse interests within the Delta. Members are appointed by the Commission to a 3-year term and may be re-appointed. DPAC generally meets 5-6 times a year. Currently, meetings are held virtually via Zoom but may resume in Walnut Grove as COVID-19 protocols all lifted. The Commission strives for diversity in representation on DPAC, including geographic diversity throughout the entire Delta region.
 
We are seeking applications from individuals to serve on DPAC representing the following categories: 
 
·     Delta Business Representative
·     Delta Agriculture Representative
·     Delta Recreation Representative
·     Delta NGO Habitat/Conservation Representative
·     State Agency Representative
 
The application form (PDF) is available. For more information on the Delta Protection Advisory Committee, please see the DPAC Charter (PDF). Applications are due by close of business on April 23, 2021. The Commission is anticipated to consider the appointments at its May 20, 2021 meeting.
District 3 Commission Openings

Family & Children’s Trust Committee
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Committee makes funding recommendations for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect and supportive services for families and children.
 
Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 9:30 AM in central Martinez.
 
Countywide Bicycle Committee
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee provides input to the County and the cities of the County on bicycle projects for Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to construct bicycle/pedestrian projects and also provides advice to cities and the County on bicycle planning matters.
 
First 5, Contra Costa Children and Families Commission
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
First 5 Contra Costa helps young children start school healthy and ready to learn. They invest in programs and advocate for policies focused on children during their first five years, the most important time in children's development.
 
The commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm located at 1485 Civic Court, Suite 1200 in Concord.
 
Knightsen Town Advisory Council
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
Applicants must reside within the Knightsen TAC boundaries to serve on this board.
 
The Council advises the Board of Supervisors on land use and planning matters affecting the community of Knightsen and may represent the Knightsen community before the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and the Zoning Administrator on such issues as land use, planning, and zoning. The Council may also represent the community before the Local Agency Formation Commission on proposed boundary changes affecting the community.
 
The Council may advise the Board of Supervisors on services which are or may be provided to the community by Contra Costa County or other local government agencies. Such services include, but are not limited to, public health, safety, welfare, public works, and planning. The Council may also provide input and reports to the Board, County staff, or any County hearing body on issues of concern to the community.
 
However, it is understood that the Board of Supervisors is the final decision-making authority with respect to issues concerning the community and that the Council shall serve solely in an advisory capacity.
 
The Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm located at the Knightsen Farm Bureau in Knightsen.
 
Assessment Appeals Board
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Assessment Appeals Board conducts impartial hearings on property assessment disputes between taxpayers and the county assessor. Based on the evidence presented at these hearings, the appeals board determined the value of the disputed property or determines other matters of property tax assessment within the board’s jurisdiction.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants should possess five or more years of professional experience in California as one of the following: licensed real estate broker, attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or public accountant, property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization, property appraiser certified by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers, or property appraiser certified by the State Board of Equalization.
 
Compensation:
This is a volunteer position. Assessment Appeals Board members are compensated for their time at hearings and reimbursed for their mileage to attend assessment appeals hearings.
 
The Assessment Appeals Board meets every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. located at 651 Pine Street, Room 107 in Martinez.
 
Library Commission
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian; provides a forum for the community to provide input concerning Library operations and recommends proposals to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian which may improve the Library.
 
The Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of every other month at 7pm located at 777 Arnold Drive in Martinez.
 
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Background: The Board of Supervisors receives valuable input and community participation from numerous citizen advisory boards on a range of issues. Boards usually meet monthly on a regular basis.
 
Candidates for these positions must live in District 3 or any specified boundary area for special districts. District 3 is comprised of the cities of Antioch, Oakley, and Brentwood, and the unincorporated communities of Blackhawk, Diablo, Bethel Island, Byron, Knightsen, and Discovery Bay.
 
Download an application here:

 Applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board’s office
(925-335-1900) located at 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
 
For more information, including on how to apply, you may contact Supervisor Burgis’ Deputy Chief of Staff, Lea Castleberry at 925-252-4500 or Lea.Castleberry@bos.cccounty.us