Board of Directors

Scott Haggerty (Chair)

Supervisor, County of Alameda

Scott Haggerty was first elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in November of 1996. He is currently serving a sixth four-year term on the Board. Haggerty's district includes the cities of Livermore, Dublin, most of the city of Fremont and unincorporated areas of East Alameda County.

Veronica Vargas (Vice Chair)

Councilmember, City of Tracy

Mrs. Veronica Vargas was elected to the Tracy City Council in November 2014. Mrs. Vargas is a native Argentinian and the second oldest of five children. Believing Tracy was the perfect place to live and raise children, her family moved to the city in 1998. Veronica resides in Tracy with her husband Patrick, and they are the proud parents of six children.

Boardmember Paul Akinjo

Councilmember, City of Lathrop

Paul Akinjo has been a resident of Lathrop with his Family for the past thirteen years and was unanimously appointed to the Lathrop City Council in Dec 17th 2012. Paul Akinjo migrated to the United States from Nigeria thirty years ago and had previously resided in the City of Oakland where his involvement as a Community Organizer for Affordable Housing helped to formulate his ideas of giving back to the community (He was a beneficiary of this Organization).

Boardmember Benjamin Cantu

Mayor, City of Manteca

Bio coming soon.

Supervisor, County of San Joaquin

Bob Elliott grew up on a farm near the city of Osborne in the great plains of north-central Kansas. He was class valedictorian and Student Council President of his high school, and went on to graduate in the top 5% of his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Boardmember Melissa Hernandez

Vice Mayor, City of Dublin

I have devoted my time here in Dublin to community service and I am enthusiastic about Dublin’s great quality of life. I herald Dublin as a special place to raise my family as a mother of two school-aged children, a 15-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter.

Boardmember Sol Jobrack

Councilmember, City of Stockton

Councilmember Sol Jobrack is serving his first term on the Stockton City Council representing District 1 beginning January 2019. Councilmember Jobrack has served as the Stockton Planning Commissioner for the past four years, also representing District 1. He is dedicated to serving the community.

Boardmember John Marchand

Mayor, City of Livermore

John Marchand was elected Mayor in November 2011, and served on the Livermore City Council since November 2005, including four terms as vice mayor. Before his election to the City Council, John worked for fifteen years on the community’s behalf as an elected representative on the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors. In addition, John was a founding member of the Livermore Cultural Arts Commission and served on Livermore’s General Plan Review Committee.

Boardmember John McPartland

Director, BART

Alameda County native John McPartland was elected to represent District #5, which includes Dublin, Hayward (partial), Livermore, Pleasanton and Unincorporated Alameda County (partial).

Boardmember Philip G. O’Loane

Councilmember, City of San Ramon

Phil O’Loane was elected to the San Ramon City Council in November, 2011. After serving an extended 5 year term, he was re-elected in November 2016. A 17-year resident of San Ramon, Phil has a lengthy background of civic and volunteer work in the area. He was a member of the San Ramon Economic Development Advisory Committee starting in 2004 and was appointed to the San Ramon Planning Commission in 2006, serving as Chairman in 2010.

Boardmember Karen Stepper

Vice Mayor, Town of Danville

Karen Stepper was first elected to the Town Council in 2002. During her 16-year tenure, she has served as Mayor in 2006, 2011, and 2016. In her role as a council member, Karen has served on numerous local and regional committees to preserve Danville decisions and standards that make our historic town unique, including: Current Chair CCC Mayors Conference, Director/ Campaign Chair 2012 Veterans Building, Director/board member for  “Emergency Preparedness” Citizen’s Corp Council,  RecycleSmart Solid Waste Authority,  CC Transportation Authority, Tri-Valley Transportation Council, Traffix (Congestion Relief Agency), East Bay Economic Development Alliance (Co- Chair Membership), San Joaquin Tri-Valley Rail Authority, I-Gate Innovation Hub, East Bay Regional  Communications Systems Authority, League of California Cities Revenue & Tax Policy Committee.

Boardmember Jerry Thorne

Mayor, City of Pleasanton

Mayor Jerry Thorne is serving his third term as Mayor following two terms as a City Councilmember for the City of Pleasanton. Intimately involved in the Tri-Valley community, he has previously served on the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission for ten years, and chaired the committee twice. He co-authored the successful Save Our Community Park ballot initiative that resulted in the construction of three baseball fields at Bernal Community Park and chaired the Bernal Community Park Task Force.

Boardmember Bernice Tingle

Director, Mountain House

No stranger to the concept of volunteerism, the MHCSD Board Director and Vice President Bernice Tingle has been serving her community since she was 15 years old. As a high school student in Oakland, CA, Director Tingle tutored students in the subjects of English and Mathematics. "Oftentimes through the experience, I ended up learning just as much as the student who I was tutoring," said Tingle.

Boardmember Bob Woerner

LAVTA Boardmember

Bob Woerner is a 36 year resident of Livermore and was appointed to the City Council in January of 2012. As a Councilmember, Bob represents the City of Livermore on intergovernmental agencies including the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, Stopwaste.org, and the Downtown Subcommittee. Prior to his appointment to the City Council, Bob served on the Planning Commission.

Boardmember Leo Zuber

Commissioner, ACE

Leo Zuber has been part of the Ripon community since 1979 and a resident since 1985. He came to Ripon as the principal of Ripon Elementary School and in the next 32 years, served in a variety of school district administrative positions. He retired in 2008 after serving as the school district’s superintendent for 15 years.

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