Park District to Fill Board Vacancy in Ward 7


The East Bay Regional Park District is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors due to the recent election of Park Director Diane Burgis to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.

The Park District’s Ward 7, which will be vacated by Burgis on Jan. 2, 2017, represents the communities of Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Crockett, Discovery Bay, Hercules, Knightsen, Martinez, Mt. View, Oakley, Pacheco, portion of Pinole, Pittsburg, Port Costa, Rodeo and Vine Hill.

Regional parks and trails located in these areas include:

Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve 
Brown’s Island
Contra Loma Regional Park
Big Break Regional Shoreline 
Marsh Creek Regional Trail
Portions of Vasco Caves
Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline
Crockett Hills Regional Park
Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline
Waterbird Regional Park
Northwestern portions of Briones Regional Park
Portions of San Francisco Bay Trail
Bay Point Regional Shoreline
Delta DeAnza Regional Trail

Applications are available by contacting the Clerk of the Board, Yolande Barial-Knight, at (510) 544-2020 or

Applications must be submitted to the Clerk of the Board, East Bay Regional Park District, 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland CA 94605 no later than noon on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Applicants must be over age 18, reside in Ward 7 and be registered to vote.

A three-member Board committee will review the applications, interview selected candidates and recommend three finalists for interview by the full Board. The full Board will interview finalists at a special public Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The East Bay Regional Park District Board consists of seven representatives, elected by ward, who are responsible for the policy direction of the Park District. The Ward 7 director position will be up for election in 2018. Board members receive $100 per eligible meeting, up to a maximum of $1,000 per month, and are eligible for benefits.

The Board meets twice a month at Park District headquarters, 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland.

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 120,000 acres in 65 parks including over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

Carolyn Jones
(510) 544-2217