Board of Directors

The East Bay Regional Park District is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. Each Director represents a specific geographic area of the District known as a ward. The District itself comprises all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Directors are publicly elected to serve four-year terms with elections staggered every two years in November; three terms expire in one even-numbered year and four terms expire the following even-numbered year. All elections and nominations of candidates for Directors will be held and conducted in accordance with the general election laws of the State. Candidates must be residents and electors of the wards from which they are nominated. Candidates should contact election officials in both counties (Alameda County Registrar of Voters and Contra Costa County Election Division) for filing requirements, and refer to the District’s Board Operating Guidelines for more election information.

For more information about the Park District Board of Directors, contact Yolande Barial Knight, Clerk of the Board, at 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), extension 2020, or by email at ybarial@ebparks.org.


Elizabeth EcholsElizabeth Echols

Ward 1 Board Member
Berkeley

Term expires end of 2024
eechols@ebparks.org

Elizabeth Echols was elected to the Board of Directors in November 2020. Previously, she was appointed as the Director of Ward 1 to serve the remaining term left by retired Director Whitney Dotson.

Director
 Echols has had an extensive career in public service, with over 20 years in public policy roles. She was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown to serve as the Director of the independent Public Advocates Office at the California Public Utilities Commission. Her recent policy work has focused on environmental protection, climate change, and wildfire prevention and mitigation. Director Echols has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Director Echols represents the communities of Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Kensington, part of Pinole, Richmond and San Pablo.

Regional Parks in Ward 1 include Brooks Island, Kennedy Grove, McLaughlin Eastshore, Miller/Knox, Point Isabel, Point Pinole, Sobrante Ridge, Tilden, and Wildcat Canyon.

Download: Ward 1 Map (485 KB) [PDF]


Dee RosarioDee Rosario

Ward 2 Board Member
President
Oakland

Term expires end of 2024
drosario@ebparks.org

Dee Rosario was elected to the Board of Directors in November 2016. Prior to his retirement, Director Rosario worked at the East Bay Regional Park District for 37 years as a park ranger, firefighter, fire lieutenant, and as park supervisor of Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park. He has served on the Alameda County Parks, Recreation and Historical Commission; the Board of Directors for the Friends of Sausal Creek; the Regional Parks Association Board of Directors; the Oakland Fire-Safe Council Board; and currently he co-convenes for the California Alliance for Retired Americans, Alameda County. Director Rosario was born in Oakland and raised in the East Bay. He graduated from Mt. Eden High School in Hayward, earned an associate’s degree from Chabot Community College, and attended California State University, East Bay. Director Rosario is married and resides in Oakland.

Director Rosario represents most of Oakland, and all of Piedmont, Canyon, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Rheem Valley, Rossmoor, and part of Walnut Creek.

Regional Parks in Ward 2 include a portion of Anthony Chabot, Briones, Claremont Canyon, Huckleberry, Judge John Sutter Shoreline, a small portion of Las Trampas, Leona Open Space, Reinhardt Redwood, Roberts, Sibley, and Temescal.

Download: Current Ethics Certificate (170 KB) [PDF]
Download: Ward 2 Map (590 KB)  [PDF]


Dennis WaespiDennis Waespi

Ward 3 Board Member
Secretary
Castro Valley

Term expires end of 2022
dwaespi@ebparks.org

Dennis Waespi was elected to the Board of Directors in November 2014. He worked at the East Bay Regional Park District in a variety of positions for 38 years, beginning in 1974. Director Waespi served on the Castro Valley Sanitary District Board of Directors from 1999 to 2011 and on the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Board of Directors from 2008 to 2014. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority, the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, and the Alameda County Parks, Recreation, and Historical Commission.

Director Waespi is currently a member of the Alameda County Fire Advisory Commission and the Castro Valley Sanitary District Community Advisory Committee. He is married, resides in Castro Valley and hikes daily in Lake Chabot Park.

Director Waespi represents Castro Valley, a portion of Fremont, most of Hayward, and Union City.

Regional Parks in Ward 3 include Anthony Chabot, Cull Canyon, Don Castro, Dry Creek/Pioneer, Garin, Hayward Shoreline, Lake Chabot, a portion of Pleasanton Ridge, Quarry Lakes, and Vargas Plateau.

Download: Current Ethics Certificate (170 KB) [PDF]
Download: Ward 3 Map (606 KB) [PDF]


Ellen CorbettEllen Corbett

Ward 4 Board Member
San Leandro

Term expires end of 2024
ecorbett@ebparks.org

Ellen Corbett was elected to the Board of Directors in November 2016. Previously, Director Corbett was the majority leader of the California State Senate, representing the 10th District. She was first elected to the state Senate in 2006 and reelected in 2010. Previously, she was a member of the California State Assembly (1998 – 2004), a San Leandro City Council Member, and Mayor of San Leandro. She has worked as an attorney, community college professor, and civic activist.

Director Corbett was born in Oakland and her hometown is San Leandro. She attended Chabot Community College and California State University, East Bay. She has a bachelor of science degree in political science from UC Davis and a law degree from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific.

Director Corbett represents Alameda, part of Hayward, a portion of Oakland, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo.

Regional Parks in Ward 4 include a small portion of Anthony Chabot, Crown Beach, Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline, and Oyster Bay.

Download: Current Ethics Certificate (170 KB) [PDF]
Download: Ward 4 Map (527 KB) [PDF]


Ayn WieskampAyn Wieskamp

Ward 5 Board Member
Livermore

Term expires end of 2022
awieskamp@ebparks.org

Ayn Wieskamp has served the East Bay Regional Park District Board since June 1999. Before joining the Board, she served on the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Board, the Livermore City Council, the Alameda County Recycling Board, and the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency. She received the 1998 California Association of Recreation and Park District's Special Award for her development of special family events and her efforts to expand open space and trails. She is a former public school teacher and currently leads recreation classes. She is married and resides in Livermore.

Director Wieskamp represents Brightside, Dublin, part of Fremont, Livermore, Newark, Pleasanton, Scott's Corner, and Sunol.

Regional Parks in Ward 5 include Ardenwood, Brushy Peak, Coyote Hills, Del Valle, Dublin Hills, Mission Peak, Monument Peak, Ohlone, a portion of Pleasanton Ridge, Shadow Cliffs, Sunol, and Tassajara Creek.

Download: Current Ethics Certificate (170 KB) [PDF]
Download: Ward 5 Map (786 KB) [PDF]


Beverly LaneBeverly Lane

Ward 6 Board Member
Treasurer
Danville

Term expires end of 2022
blane@ebparks.org

Beverly Lane is a Director of the East Bay Regional Park District with an extensive record of public service. She, her husband Jim, and three sons moved to Danville in 1973.

Director Lane has been active politically in support of the environment since she first walked door to door in Sacramento urging voters to support the proposed California Coastal Commission. She served on the Danville Town Council from 1982 to 1993, was mayor three times, chaired the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority in 1988 and was president of California Elected Women in 1992-93.

Elected to the EBRPD Board of Directors in 1994, she has led efforts to establish the Iron Horse Regional Trail, the Calaveras Ridge Trail, and Sycamore Valley Open Space Park. She is particularly interested in preserving cultural resources in the regional parks. In 2008-9 she served on the Community Advisory Committee reviewing reuse plans for the Concord Naval Weapons Station where a 2,500 acre regional park is planned.

Director Lane represents Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Diablo, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Tassajara, and most of Walnut Creek.

Regional Parks in Ward 6 include Bishop Ranch, the eastern portion of Briones, Concord Hills, Diablo Foothills, Las Trampas, Morgan Territory, Round Valley, Sycamore Valley, and Vasco Caves. Trails in her ward include Contra Costa Canal Trail and Iron Horse Regional Trail.

Download: Current Ethics Certificate (170 KB) [PDF]
Download: Ward 6 Map (770 KB) [PDF]


Colin CoffeyColin Coffey

Ward 7 Board Member
Vice President
Hercules
Term expires end of 2022
ccoffey@ebparks.org

Colin Coffey was appointed to the Board in January, 2017 to fill the vacancy of Diane Burgis, who was elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Director Coffey was elected to the Board in 2018. Previously, he served on the Park District’s Park Advisory Committee twice, first appointed by former EBRPD Director Ted Radke from 2001 - 2009 and appointed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors from 2012- 2017.  Director Coffey  has also been a volunteer Ambassador for the parks for 12 years. He is a longtime supporter of the John Muir Land Trust and a member of the Regional Parks Foundation.

Director Coffey is a partner at the firm Best, Best & Krieger in Walnut Creek. Director Coffey is a public health attorney, representing public and nonprofit healthcare providers. He is a past president of the Contra Costa BAR association. Director Coffey is married, has two children and resides in Hercules. He is a lifelong resident of Contra Costa County.

Director Coffey represents Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Crockett, Discovery Bay, Hercules, Knightsen, Martinez, Mt. View, Oakley, Pacheco, a portion of Pinole, Pittsburg, Port Costa, Rodeo, and Vine Hill.

Regional Parks in Ward 7 include Antioch/Oakley Shoreline, Bay Point, Big Break, Black Diamond Mines, the northwestern portion of Briones, Browns Island, Carquinez Strait Shoreline, Contra Loma, Crockett Hills, Radke Martinez Shoreline, San Pablo Bay Shoreline, Vasco Caves, and Waterbird Preserve/McNabney Marsh.

Download: Current Ethics Certificate (170 KB) [PDF]
Download: Ward 7 Map (781 KB) [PDF]


Sabrina B. Landreth

General Manager
slandreth@ebparks.org

Sabrina B. Landreth was appointed by the Park District’s Board of Directors as General Manager in March 2021. Ms. Landreth has deep roots in the East Bay as a 5th generation native where she has held top executive leadership positions.

Most recently, Ms. Landreth served as City Administrator in Oakland from 2015 to 2020, where she is credited with strong fiscal management and developing a capital improvement program that included community equity goals. She also worked for Oakland as Deputy City Administrator, Budget Director, and Legislative Analyst to the City’s Finance Committee. Previously, Ms. Landreth served as City Manager of Emeryville and as staff in the California State Assembly advancing state and local legislative initiatives.

Ms. Landreth received a Master of Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 


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