eUpdate - September 17, 2020 
WANTED: Residents to Fight for Environmental Justice and Sustainability
Openings on County Hazardous Materials and Sustainability Commissions
I'm proud to fight alongside our community to advance equity, fairness and environmental justice.

I successfully advocated for adding an Environmental Justice seat on our County Hazardous Materials Commission and a second Environmental Justice seat on our Sustainability Commission.   

We're now seeking applicants to fill FOUR key seats on the Hazardous Materials Commission and TWO key seats on the Sustainability Commission. 

You have a chance to join me in leading our fight for sustainability and environmental justice. 

Hazardous Materials Commission

The current openings are for:
  • Environmental Justice Seat: One community member from a community disproportionately impacted by hazardous materials releases, and one alternate

The Commission makes policy recommendations to the County on issues concerning hazardous materials and hazardous waste. More information here

How to Apply

Applications may be completed and submitted online here or emailed to Michael Kent at and must be received by September 30. 

For an application available online or more information, contact Michael Kent at 925-250-3227 or via the email above. 

Sustainability Commission

The current openings are for: 
  • Environmental Justice Seat: A member representing environmental justice issues and who lives in a frontline, or "disadvantaged," community. 
  • Business Seat: A representative for commercial groups or organizations whose business focuses on sustainability and/or environmental issues

The Commission makes policy recommendations to the County on sustainability issues including implementation of the County's Climate Action Plan and opportunities to realize equity and fairness across diverse communities. More information and how to apply here. Applications must be received by October 23. 
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone