Contra Costa County Supervisor, Mary Piepho, is seeking qualified, motivated candidates to serve on the following county advisory committees:

Discovery Bay P-6 Citizen Advisory Committee

seats -current terms expired 12/31/13

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

To make reports and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on extended police protection services which shall include, but not limited to, enforcement of the State Vehicle Code where authorized by law, crime prevention, and litter control.

The Committee meets quarterly at 7:30 p.m. located at 1800 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay.

Background: The Board of Supervisors receives valuable input and community participation from numerous citizen advisory boards on a range of issues. Boards usually meet monthly on a regular basis.

Candidates for these positions must live in District 3 or any specified boundary area for special districts.  District 3 is comprised of the cities of Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood, and the unincorporated communities of Blackhawk, Diablo, Bethel Island, Byron, Knightsen and Discovery Bay.

Emergency Medical Care Committee

1 Alternate seat

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

The Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC) function is to review the operations of each of the following at least annually:

1. Ambulance services operating within the County.

2. Emergency medical care offered within the County,

3. First aid practices in the County.

Regular meetings of the EMCC shall be held at least four (4) times per year or more often as deemed necessary. Meetings will convene at 4:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of March, June, September, and December unless otherwise directed by the EMCC or its Executive Committee. Location: Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group, 550 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board

2 seats

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

The Board assesses family and community needs regarding treatment and prevention of alcohol and drug abuse problems and provides input and recommendations on prevention, intervention, and treatment services to the Contra Costa Health Services Department, the Board of Supervisors, and the communities they serve. 

The Board meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 3:45 p.m. located at the Alcohol and Other Drugs Services Division, 1220 Morello Avenue, Suite 200 in Martinez.

Mental Health Commission

1 Consumer seat

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

The Commission reviews and evaluates the community’s mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems and advises the Director of Health Services and the Board of Supervisors.

The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. located at the Concord Police Department Community Room, 1350 Galindo in Concord.

Merit Board

1 seat – current term expires 6/30/14

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

The purpose of the Merit Board is to hear and make determinations on appeals by employees and to oversee the merit system to ensure that merit principles are upheld.

The Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. Located at 900 Ward St. in Martinez

County Library Commission

1 seat – current term expires 6/30/14

1 Alternate seat – current term expires 6/30/14

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

The Commission provides library services based on assessed public needs and develops and recommends proposals to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian for the betterment of the County Library.

The Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. located at 75 Santa Barbara in Pleasant Hill.

You may also download an application from the County’s website at  Applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board’s office (925-335-1900) located at 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553.

For more information, including on how to apply, you may contact Supervisor Piepho’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Lea Castleberry at 925-252-4500 or