Coffey, Kern Appointed to East Bay Regional Park District Advisory Committee


The East Bay Regional Park District Board recently appointed Colin Coffey, a resident of Walnut Creek and Bruce Kern, a resident of Castro Valley each to a two-year term on the Park Advisory Committee (PAC), a 21-member citizens' advisory group.

Colin Coffey, nominated by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, is a partner with Archer Norris law firm in Walnut Creek with a 25-year concentration in the field of public healthcare law and regulation. He is a long time ambassador for the parks, Regional Parks Foundation member, and former PAC member. 

Bruce Kern, nominated by Board President Carol Severin, has over 40 years of experience in the economic and business development profession serving in executive positions at both the local and state governmental levels.  He was the founding Director of the East Bay’s Economic Development Alliance, and for the last 20 years has been a leader in promoting job growth and investment in both Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.  He is currently the vice chairman of Northern California’s Manex Board and a member of the United Way of the Bay Area’s Community Investment Committee and Wells Fargo’s Community Advisory Board. 

Dan Walters of San Leandro was re-appointed to the PAC.

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.

More information is at the Park Advisory Committee page.

Carolyn Jones
(510) 544-2217