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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
Colin Coffey (2014)
Hercules
Appointed by Contra Costa County
Bob Coomber (2014)
Livermore
Appointed by Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Dawn DeMarcus (2014)
Pleasanton
Appointed by Director Ayn Wieskamp
Richard Godfrey (2015)
Fremont
Appointed by Director Carol Severin
Michael Gregory (2015)
San Leandro
Appointed by Director Doug Siden
Bruce Kern (2015)
Castro Valley
Appointed by Director Carol Severin
Glenn Kirby (2014), Chair
Hayward
Appointed by Alameda County Mayors
Matt Madison (2015)
Brentwood
Appointed by Director Ted Radke
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 (2013)
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