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Meet the New Mayors! Strengthening Relationships between Cities and Nonprofits
February 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us online to meet four of the Tri-Valley’s new mayors! Focusing on strengthening the relationship between cities and local nonprofits, TVNPA will hold a conversation with mayors from the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon. Learn what is of importance to them and how we as nonprofits can best work together with our city governments as we move forward in 2021. Don’t miss this opportunity to introduce these new mayors to our wonderful nonprofit community!
Karla Brown is serving her first term as mayor for the City of Pleasanton, after serving eight years on the Pleasanton City Council. As mayor, she serves on multiple regional and city committees and will focus her goals on: COVID-19 support and relief; drinking water quality; Smart-Housing; preserving heritage buildings; and supplementing police services with mental health professionals. She has been extensively involved in civic and residential committees and was a leader in ballot measures and referendums Measure PP and Measure D, successfully winning their passage as supported by Pleasanton voters. Mayor Brown has volunteered at many local nonprofits, including Culinary Angels; Tri-Valley Conservancy; and Hively. She earned a B.S. degree in Business & Marketing from San Jose State University and also holds a Broker’s License.
Melissa Hernandez was elected mayor of the City of Dublin in 2020 after serving on the Dublin City Council since 2016, and as vice mayor since 2018. Prior to her election to the city council, Mayor Hernandez served as chair of Dublin’s Human Services Commission. She has also served on several committees, including: Alameda County Waste Management Authority; DSRSD Liaison Committee; DUSD Liaison Committee; East Bay Community Energy JPA; East Bay Division of League of California Cities; Federal and Military Communities Committee; Valley Link; and Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority, Professionally, Ms. Hernandez has served as a top legislative aide in Health Care and Social Services to Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty and currently serves on the transition team for newly-elected Supervisor David Haubert. She has nearly three decades of experience as a small business manager in the dental and health sectors. She received a degree in Political Science, Public Affairs & Administration at California State University, East Bay.
Dave Hudson was elected Mayor of the City of San Ramon in 2020. He has served six terms on the San Ramon City Council, including serving as mayor of San Ramon in 2001 as well as vice mayor four times. Mayor Hudson is a member of and the past chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Bay Area Governments, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, and the Bay Area Regional Collaborative. He has served on sub committees for the League of California Cities, National League of Cities, and Contra Costa Mayor’s Conference appointments. Mayor Hudson has received awards from the Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and the Western States Trail Foundation.
Bob Woerner was elected mayor of the City of Livermore in 2020 after serving first on the planning commission and then on the Livermore City Council from 2012-2018. Mayor Woerner spent the early part of his career as a physicist at Bell Labs and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Over the past 36 years, he has also worked in leadership positions in the banking, telecommunications, software, business consulting, and energy utility industries. He recently retired from PG&E as a Senior Director in Electric Operations. Mayor Woerner has an MBA in Finance from UC Berkeley and BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Physics from MIT. He also served as a Captain in the Air Force Reserve.