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CC Supervisor Gioia in line for CSAC presidency

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 5:11 pm in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics.

John Gioia

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia was elected today as second vice president of the California State Association of Counties’ board of directors, which puts him in line to serve as the statewide president in 2013-2014.

CSAC is meeting this week in San Francisco.

As always, Gioia has produced interesting historical tidbits about the job.

The last CSAC president from Contra Costa County was Sunne Wright McPeak in 1983-1984, he says. And other county supervisors who led the statewide organization were W.J. Buchanan in 1933-34 (of Buchanan field fame), J.D. Wightman in 1903-04. The first e3ver CSAC president, Marco Ivory in 1895-96, also came from Contra Costa County.

John Coleman

Also of note, East Bay Municipal Utility District Director John Coleman of Walnut Creek is expected to be selected later this month vice president of the Association of California Water Agencies. If the succession plan plays out as scheduled, Coleman would become statewide president from 2013-2015.

That would put two Contra Costa elected officials at the head of statewide associations in 2014.


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  • RR, Senile Columnist

    This is the biggest news since the new version of “Puss In Boots ” hit the screen!

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Another example of why we need a sarcasm font. Any nominations, anyone?