City of Concord, California

Mayor, City Council, Treasurer

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Address:
1950 Parkside Drive, MS/01
Concord, CA 94519
Phone: (925) 671-3158. Fax: (925) 798-0636
CityCouncil@cityofconcord.org
Note: For correspondence sent to City Council, City Clerk or City Treasurer, please put Attention; followed by the name of the specific elected official.

Elected Officials


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Mayor Edi E. Birsan

Portrait of Edi BirsanEdi E. Birsan was elected to the City Council in November 2012 and re-elected in 2016. He served as Vice Mayor in 2017.

He is an active community leader and has served in many positions, from the Director of Community Services for Concord-Diablo Rotary to the President of the Friends of the Library, to volunteer for numerous non-profit organizations.

Birsan came to Concord in 1983 working for a global, inter-modal container leasing company. He started his own company in 1986, which currently focuses on certification/inspection and service in the inter-modal equipment field. He brings a history of running a small business as well as world-class experience in pioneering efforts at containerization of global trade.

Birsan was born and raised in New York City where he earned his B.A. degree in dual majors of History and Political Science from City University-CCNY. He and his wife (they were high school sweethearts) have raised two generations in Concord and have lived in the same house since 1983 in the area off of Monument Blvd.


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Vice Mayor Carlyn Obringer

Portrait of Carlyn ObringerCarlyn Obringer was elected to the City Council in November 2016. She previously served on the City's Design Review Board and the Planning Commission, which she chaired. A community leader, she chaired the City's 2016 July 4th Parade and founded Concord's annual Art and Wine (and Beer!) Walk. She is the former chair of Monument Impact and the Contra Costa Commission on the Status of Women, and a past President of Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista.

Obringer has been active in many local organizations including the American Association of University Women—Concord Branch, the Concord Ambassadors, the Concord Historical Society, and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.

Professionally, Obringer analyzes education policy and budgets, provides technical assistance to charter schools and members of the public around, and conducts Brown Act and government ethics trainings throughout the state. She holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and resides near downtown Concord with her husband, Justin, and their dog, Crystal.


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Councilmember Laura M. Hoffmeister

Portrait of Laura HoffmeisterLaura Hoffmeister, a lifelong Concord resident, was first elected to the City Council in 1997 and reelected in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. She served as Mayor in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, and 2016-2017, Vice Mayor in 2000, 2004 and 2015, and Chair of the Concord Redevelopment Agency in 1999, 2003, and 2008.

Hoffmeister is active in her support of the various veterans and support organizations including VFW Post 1525 - Clayton Valley; Blue Star Moms and Diablo Valley Veterans. She is a past recipient of Contra Costa Women's Hall of Fame Community Leadership Award.

Prior to election, Hoffmeister served as Chair of the Redevelopment Advisory Committee (RAC), Vice Chair of the Design Review Board, and was an active member of the Economic Development Task Force, Main Street Committee, County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.

She formerly served on the boards of the Concord Historical Society, American Association of University Women, and is a graduate of Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Concord" Academy.

She holds a BS degree in City and Environmental Planning from the University of California, Davis.


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Councilmember Ron Leone

Portrait of Ron LeoneRon Leone, a resident of Concord since 1978, was elected to the City Council in 2010, re-elected in 2014. He served as Mayor in 2012 and Vice Mayor in 2014 and 2016. Leone served 35 years in education as a high school teacher and principal. He was the teacher of the year in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and teachers' association president. He coached high school baseball, and several championship mock trial and constitutional academic teams.

Leone was raised in the lower socio-economic, Bay View/Hunter's Point District of San Francisco, but worked his way through college earning his BA and teaching credential from San Francisco State and his MA and Administrative credential from St. Mary's college in Moraga.

Prior to his election on the City Council he served as an elected member of the Mt. Diablo Hospital District Board for 16 years; he also served as the Chairman of the Board of the John Muir Hospitals and the City's Planning Commission.


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Councilmember Tim McGallian

Portrait of Tim McGallianTim McGallian was selected by the City Council to fill the vacant seat that was created when Tim Grayson was elected to the State Assembly in the November 2016 election. The term runs through November 2018. He previously served as City Treasurer from July 2015 to January 2017. He served on the City of Concord's Planning Commission from 2010 to 2015. He is the Past President of the Todos Santos Business Association Arts Foundation through which he founded the Concord July 4th Festival and Fireworks in 2014.

McGallian was vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce from 2010 to 2016, and chaired the Chamber's Government Affairs and Economic Development Committee from 2008-2012.

He is active in many community organizations, serving as president of the Greater Concord Kiwanis Club from 2009 to 2011 and as president of the St. Agnes School Board from 2008-2015. He has been a coach for Concord American Little League and CYO Basketball and Track and Field. He is currently an Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 465, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.

McGallian is a Business Underwriting Specialist for State Farm Insurance for Alameda & Contra Costa Counties. He holds a BA in Strategic Management and Marketing from Sacramento State University. He and his wife, Michelle, have three children: Andrew, Alyssa and Audrey.


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City Treasurer

Patti Barsotti

Portrait of Concord City TreasurerIn March 2017, Patti Barsotti was selected by the City Council to fill the remainder of Tim McGallian's term as Treasurer. McGallian had been appointed to the City Council to fill the vacant seat that was created when Tim Grayson who was elected to the State Assembly in the November 2016 election. Barsotti's term runs through November 2018.

Barsotti is Vice President/Business Development at Mechanics Bank in the East Bay, a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) and Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business from San Francisco State University and completed the Professional Financial Planning Course at the University of California, Berkeley Extension.

Beyond her financial credentials, Barsotti has achieved recognition as a volunteer, leader, motivator, and service provider in the community. During her 27-year history of involvement with Kiwanis International, she has served in several capacities, including governor of its California-Nevada-Hawaii district and Kiwanis International Trustee 2013-2016. She is immediate past president of the Kiwanis Club of Concord and currently serves as secretary.

Barsotti served on the board of directors of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. She is president elect of the National Speakers Association/NorCal and currently serves as treasurer.

Barsotti and her husband, Rocci, have lived in Concord for almost 40 years.


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Council Standing Committees

There are currently five standing City Council Committees, each of which is made up of two Councilmembers. The committees meet monthly and make recommendations to the City Council for action on items they have considered.

The Mayor makes new committee assignments following the reorganization of the City Council at the end of the calendar year. Committee members serve one-year terms. Committee agendas are available on the City's Web site.

Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Policy Development & Internal Operations Birsan/Obringer 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Housing & Economic Development Obringer/McGallian 4th Monday at 5:30 pm
Infrastructure & Franchise Hoffmeister/Leone 2nd Monday at 5:30 pm
Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Community Services McGallian/Birsan 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Youth & Education Leone/Hoffmeister 3rd Monday at 5:30 pm
External Appointments Member/Alternate
Association of Bay Area Governments General Assembly (ABAG) McGallian/Birsan
Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (CCCTA) Hoffmeister/Obringer
Citizen Core Emergency Response Team Hoffmeister/Birsan
League of California Cities (East Bay Division) Leone/Birsan
Marin Clean Energy Board Birsan/McGallian
Transportation Partnership and Cooperation Regional Committee (TRANSPAC) Obringer/Leone

The City Councilmembers are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA 94519. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/. Copies may also be obtained by contacting the City Clerk at (925) 671-3390 or email CityClerk@cityofconcord.org.

 
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