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The Sept. 17th Library Commission Meeting is happening virtually via Zoom beginning at 7pm. Instructions on accessing the meeting will be included in the agenda being sent out this week. The link to access the meeting is below:

To download the packet and agenda, click below:



Library Commission

The Contra Costa County Library Commission was established by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors in March 1991. The Commission was created to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian. The Library Commission is comprised of 24 members:

  • Eighteen members representing the cities/towns in Contra Costa County - these Commissioners are appointed by the city/town councils (Richmond does not participate)
  • Five members represent Contra Costa County - each member of the Board of Supervisors appoints one Commissioner
  • One member representing the Central Labor Council

The Commission application, interview, and appointment procedures vary for each city/town or special district. If you would like to express your interest in serving on the Library Commission, please contact the appropriate appointing authority for your community.

Scroll down to view vacant positions.

Library Commission Contact Information
Staff Liaison:

Walter Beveridge


T: 925-608-7730

General Inquiries:

Contact the Library Commission


Commission Members

Represents Name
Antioch John M. Huh, Ph.D.

Alternate: Vacant

Brentwood Thuy DaoJensen, Ph.D.

Alternate: Vivian Faye

Clayton Jacalyn Ferree

Alternate: Vacant

Concord Tommy Smith

Alternate: Vacant

Danville Vacant

Alternate: Vacant

El Cerrito Michael Fischer (Commission Vice-Chair)

Alternate: John "Barry" Koops

Hercules Evangelia Ward-Jackson, Ed.D.

Alternate: Vacant

Lafayette Mary Ann Hoisington

Alternate: Vacant

Martinez Vacant

Alternate: Vacant

Moraga Vacant

Alternate: Janette Maher

Oakley Yolanda Pena-Mendrek

Alternate: Arnold Fitzpatrick

Orinda Juan Kelly

Alternate: Kathy Merchant

Pinole George Pursley

Alternate: Vacant

Represents Name
Pittsburg Zelda LeFrak-Belleci

Alternate: Vacant

Pleasant Hill Katherine Bracken

Alternate: Julia Dozier

San Pablo Antonio Medrano

Alternate: Dr. Charlene Harlan-Ogbeidi

San Ramon Vacant

Alternate: Shudong Ma

Walnut Creek Yvonne LaLanne

Alternate: Jasun Molinelli

District 1 (Gioia) Vacant

Alternate: Vacant

District 2 (Andersen) Vacant

Alternate: Carolyn Knoll

District 3 (Burgis) Don McCormick (Commission Chair)

Alternate: Vacant

District 4 (Mitchoff) Alan B. Smith

Alternate: Vacant

District 5 (Glover) Peter Wilson, Ph.D.

Alternate: Vacant

Contra Costa CCD Richard Robison

Alternate: Vacant

Central Labor Council Vacant

Alternate: Vacant

Office of Education Lynn Mackey

Alternate: Vacant


Other Committee Documents / Items of Interest

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