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Park Advisory Committee

The Park Advisory Committee (PAC) is a 21-member citizens' advisory group appointed by the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors. Candidates are nominated by individual Board members and a variety of other public entities, such as the Mayors' Conference, Board of Supervisors, and Special District Chapters of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

The PAC studies issues and makes recommendations and comments on a spectrum of policy issues, such as grazing, dogs, horses and bikes in parks, the Park District budget, naming park facilities, park land use plans, new concessions, and more.

Members are appointed for two-year terms and may serve a total of four consecutive terms, or eight years. Service is voluntary and members receive no compensation. Meetings are held in the evenings on the fourth Monday of each month at the Park District Headquarters in Oakland. Visit the Public Meetings / Notices page for more information.

The PAC provides members with a great opportunity to learn more about the Park District. For additional information on becoming a PAC member, e-mail the PAC Secretary, Yolande Barial, ybarial@ebparks.org.

Park Advisory Committee Documents

East Bay Regional Park District - Park Advisory Committee Membership

Judi Bank (2014)
Oakland
Appointed by Director John Sutter

Linda Best (2015)
Alamo
Appointed by Director Beverly Lane

Bruce Beyaert (2014)
Richmond
Appointed by Director Whitney Dotson

Diane Burgis (2016)
Oakley
Appointed by Ted Radke

Colin Coffey (2014)
Hercules
Appointed by Contra Costa County

Bob Coomber (2014)
Livermore
Appointed by Alameda County Board of Supervisors

Richard Godfrey (2015)
Fremont
Appointed by Director Carol Severin

Michael Gregory (2015)
San Leandro
Appointed by Director Doug Siden

Adele Ho (2016)
Richmond
Appointed by Director Whitney Dotson

Bruce Kern (2015)
Castro Valley
Appointed by Director Carol Severin

Glenn Kirby (2014), Chair
Hayward
Appointed by Alameda County Mayors

Jeremy Madsen (2014)
San Francisco
Appointed by Director Doug Siden

John Mercurio (2015), Vice Chair
Concord
Appointed by Director Beverly Lane

Mona Palacios (2014)
Oakland
Appointed by Alameda County Special Districts Association

Daniel Pellegrini (2015)
Martinez
Appointed by Director Ted Radke

E.J. Shalaby (2014)
Richmond
Appointed by Contra Costa County Special District Association

Robert “Bob” Simmons (2015)
Walnut Creek
Appointed by Contra Costa County Mayors

James Vann (2014)
Oakland
Appointed by Director John Sutter 

Peter Volin (2015)
Albany
Appointed by Contra Costa County Labor Board

Benjamin Yee (2015)
Fremont
Appointed by Director Ayn Wieskamp

2014 Subcommittee Membership:

Standing:

Executive: Kirby (Chair), Mercurio (Vice-Chair), Bank, Coomber
Staff: Erich Pfuehler

Finance: Kern (Chair), Kirby, Mercurio
Staff: Cinde Rubaloff

Ad hoc Policy /Issues:

Planning: Bank (Chair)

Community Outreach: Coomber (Chair)

Administrative Staff:

Erich Pfuehler, 510-544-2006, Fax: 510-569-1417, epfuehler@ebparks.org

Yolande Barial, 510-544-2021  ybarial@ebparks.org