eUpdate - March 22, 2018

Participate in your local government! 
Seeking residents for government advisory boards
Government works best when it includes input and observation from a cross-section of residents. 

Government advisory boards, commissions and councils are excellent channels for resident involvement, and great opportunities for people wanting to serve. 

I'm looking for interested, qualified applicants for openings on a few advisory boards. These boards generally meet monthly, and the positions are voluntary. 

Click on the titles below for more information. 

Click here for a scroll-down with details on all  County advisory boards, including on  how to apply online. 

County Board openings:

Assessment Appeals Board -- District 1 seat. The Assessment Appeals Board is established to assess and equalize the valuation of the taxable property in the County for the purpose of taxation; and to perform all duties required by the State Board of Equalization and State law.

To be eligible, applicants must have five years experience as one of the following: 
CPA or public accountant; Licensed real estate broker; Attorney; Accredited or certified real property appraiser

Contact: Jami Napier or at 925-335-1908

Treasury Oversight Committee -- Public seat. The Committee is r esponsible for reviewing the County's investment policy and monitoring the performance of County investments. (Deadline March 23.)

Contact: Ronda Boler  or at 925-957-5280

Family and Children's Trust (FACT) -- District 1 seat.  Conducts a bi-annual needs assessment on family and children's services in the County, and recommends program priorities to the Employment and Human Services Director and the Board of Supervisors. 

Contact: Juliana Mondragon or at 925-313-1696

Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) -- Several seats open. The EOC is a tripartite advisory board to the Board of Supervisors and the Community Services Bureau of the Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD) for Contra Costa County for administration of the Community Services Block Grant. 

Contact: Nancy Sparks or at  925-681-6311

For more information about all County advisory boards contact James Lyons in my office at 510-231-8692 or 


San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee.
  Six open seats representing Bay Area regions. The oversight committee reviews the Authority's conformance with Measure AA, a voter-approved assessment which will generate about $25 million annually for SF Bay restoration; reviews the Authority's audits and financial reports, and publishes an annual report of its findings. 

Appointees must have expertise in one or more of these areas. 
  • Water quality
  • Pollution reduction
  • Habitat restoration
  • Flood protection
  • Improvement of public access to the bay, or
  • Financing of these objectives
Applications are due March 30.  Click here for a PDF application. 

Contact: Karen McDowell , Project Manager, SF Bay Restoration Authority, or at  415-778-6685.

John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone