Maria Alegria, Chair (email)
Maria is an accomplished professional with over 16 years of governmental and public policy experience combined with over 25 years in human rights and social justice advocacy.
Maria served as President of the League of California Cities, representing over 478 cities throughout California, and Mayor and City Councilmember for the City of Pinole.
Previously, Maria was Executive Director of Faith Works, advocating for economic and social justice in the greater Richmond area.
Maria is a delegate representing Supervisorial District 1 for the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County, which includes the communities of Crockett, Rodeo, Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo, Richmond and El Cerrito.
Her passion is to build sustainable communities through transformative public policy initiatives, innovative strategic approaches, and effective partnerships.
“We can do no great things only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa