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

City Treasurer

Name Position Term Expires
Vacant
City Treasurer November 2018

City Executive Staff

Title Contact Info
City Manager
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Valerie Barone
(925) 671-3150
Fax - (925) 798-0636
Deputy City Manager
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Vacant
(925) 671-3150
Fax - (925) 798-0636
City Attorney
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Susanne Brown
(925) 671-3160
Fax - (925) 671-3469
Chief of Police
1350 Galindo Street
Concord, CA 94520
Guy Swanger
(925) 671-3200
Fax - (925) 691-6942
Director of Community and Economic Development
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Victoria Walker
(925) 671-3432
Fax - (925) 798-0636
Director of Parks and Recreation
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Steve Voorhies
(925) 671-3202
Fax - (925) 671-3449
Director of Concord Community Reuse Project
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Guy Bjerke
(925) 671-3019
Fax - (925) 798-0636
Director of Finance
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Karan Reid
(925) 671-3192
Fax - (925) 671-3353
Director of Human Resources
2794 Salvio Street
Concord, CA 94519
Elia Bamberger
(925) 671-3310
Fax - (925) 671-3496
Director of Information Technology
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Jeff Lewis
(925) 671-3189
Fax - (925) 671-3198
Director of Public Works
1455 Gasoline Alley
Concord, CA 94520
Justin Ezell
(925) 671-3231
Fax - (925) 680-1660
City Clerk
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Joelle Fockler
(925) 671-3495
Fax - (925) 671-3375
 
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