City of Concord, California

City Government Overview

Concord is a General Law city with a City Council/City Manager form of government, and a community-oriented, performance-based management system at the core of decision-making.

City Organizational Chart

As its governing body, Concord's City Council is comprised of five elected members, who serve at large, rather than by district, each for four-year terms. City voters also elect a City Treasurer who serves for a four-year term.

The City Council also serves as the Board of Directors of the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District (CPPHCD), the Board of the Local Reuse Authority, and as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency. Items considered by these bodies are done so on regular City Council Agendas

Concord is among more than 300 cities in California operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The Council hires the City Manager, who is then responsible for all management functions of the City, including preparation of the budget, delivery of services, hiring of personnel, and implementation of capital projects. The City Council also directly hires the City Attorney who serves as the City's primary legal advisor.

Elections

Municipal elections are consolidated with the general election held every two years in November of the even-numbered years. Council terms overlap, with three Councilmembers elected one year and the other two elected two years later. The Council annually selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Vice Mayor.

For further election information, visit the Municipal elections page, or visit the Fair Political Practices Commission Web site at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/.

City Council

Name Position Full Term Expires
Edi Birsan
E-mail
Mayor Nov. 2020
Carlyn Obringer
E-mail
Vice Mayor Nov. 2020
Laura Hoffmeister
E-mail
Councilmember Nov. 2018
Ron Leone
E-mail
Councilmember Nov. 2018
Tim McGallian
E-mail
Councilmember Nov. 2018

City Treasurer

Name Position Full Term Expires
Patti Barsotti
City Treasurer November 2018

City Executive Staff

Title Contact Info
City Manager
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Valerie Barone
(925) 671-3150
Email
Assistant City Manager
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Kathleen Trepa
(925) 671-3155
Email
City Attorney
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Susanne Brown
(925) 671-3160
Email
Chief of Police
1350 Galindo Street
Concord, CA 94520
Guy Swanger
(925) 671-3200
Email
Director of Community and Economic Development
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Andrea Ouse
(925) 671-34346
Email
Director of Parks and Recreation
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Steve Voorhies
(925) 671-3202
Email
Director of Concord Community Reuse Project
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Guy Bjerke
(925) 671-3019
Email
Director of Finance
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Karan Reid
(925) 671-3192
Email
Director of Human Resources
2794 Salvio Street
Concord, CA 94519
Jasmin Loi
(925) 671-3310
Email
Director of Information Technology
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Jeff Lewis
(925) 671-3189
Email
Director of Public Works
1455 Gasoline Alley
Concord, CA 94520
Justin Ezell
(925) 671-3231
Email
City Clerk
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Joelle Fockler
(925) 671-3495
Email
 
City of Concord CA