November 30, 2016   
Two key environmental and sustainability commissions need you!
Openings on Contra Costa Sustainability Commission and SF Bay Restoration Authority Advisory Committee
Contra Costa County and the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority are seeking committed residents to help shape sustainability policies and make recommendations on funding wetland restoration projects around the Bay.

First, Contra Costa County's new Sustainability Commission 
is accepting applications. I proposed the formation of this commission to encourage greater resident input into our sustainability policies.

For more information regarding the Sustainability Commission and to get an application, please visit the Commission's website. 

Commission members will play a vital role in advising county staff and the Board of Supervisors on the development and implementation of the County's sustainability programs, how to enhance equity and fairness in these programs, and better engaging  County residents and businesses on sustainability issues. 

We are seeking 5 at-large members from around the county -- two representing community groups whose mission includes sustainability and/or environmental issues, two representing commercial groups whose business focuses on sustainability and/or environmental issues, and one representing environmental justice issues and who lives in a disadvantaged community. In addition, each Supervisor will appoint a resident from their District. 

At-large Applications are due by Monday, December 19, 2016 at 5 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to include a resume and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for serving. 

Also, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority is recruiting Advisory Committee members from now until December 15

If interested in serving on this important regional body, please obtain your application here and submit it to

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority is a regional government agency charged with collecting and allocating resources for the restoration, enhancement, protection, and enjoyment of wetlands and wildlife habitat in the San Francisco Bay and along its shoreline. 

The Authority was created by the California legislature in 2008 and I currently serve as Vice-Chair of its Board. Our Board placed Measure AA on the June 2016 ballot, and it was approved by about 70% of Bay Area voters. It raises $20 million per year to fund wetland and wildlife habitat projects. The Advisory Committee will develop recommendations on which projects to fund. 
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone