Join our Advisory Committee – County Connection

Join our Advisory Committee

Want to make a difference in your community? Are you interested in public transit? Join the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Advisory Committee (or just – Advisory Committee)! Our dedicated Committee members represent their local jurisdictions in Central Contra Costa County and help shape decisions and policies related to public transportation.

Your voice matters and can play a valuable role in advancing public transit for the region. Learn more about what it means to be an Advisory Committee member, how you can get involved, and consider joining today! 

About the Advisory Committee

The primary purpose of the Advisory Committee is to review, analyze, and advise the County Connection Board of Directors on issues and policies relating to fixed-route and paratransit service. Committee members also act as a citizen liaison from represented jurisdictions from the County Connection area. Recent topics the committee has weighed in on include the County Connection marketing plan, proposed changes to Youth Clipper fares, and the Clipper BayPass. 

Who’s a good fit as an Advisory Committee member?

Many of our current and former members have shown an interest in:

Public service
Social activism
Local politics and civic engagement
Public transit (of course!)

However, everyone is welcome to apply to join the Advisory Committee and share their perspective on County Connection planning and policies.  

What to expect at Advisory Committee Meetings

The County Connection Advisory Committee meets every other month (6 times per year) on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm at the County Connection headquarter office located at 2477 Arnold Industrial Way in Concord. Members will gather in the County Connection Boardroom and be officially recognized by the appointed Chair of the committee. When the meeting begins, members will listen and respond to items from the agenda, often presented by County Connection staff. Following each presented item (typically 1-3 per meeting), committee members may ask questions and provide feedback. Meetings are approximately 60-90 minutes. See 2024 meeting schedule below: 

Click to see 2024 meeting schedule
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2024 @1:00pm 
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 @1:00pm 
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024 @1:00pm 
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024 @1:00pm 
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2024 @1:00pm 
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024 @1:00pm 

Current Advisory Committee openings

There are 11 seats on the Advisory Committee, one for each city in the County Connection service area as well as one representing the Unincorporated Communities in Contra Costa. In order to apply, those interested need to contact their respective City Clerk for an application. Committee Members are appointed for two-year terms. Committee seats include: 

JURISDICTIONMEMBER NAMETERM
ClaytonVacant – Apply Here
ConcordVacant – Apply Here
Contra Costa CountySarah BirdwellJune 2023 – June 2025
DanvilleVacant – Apply Here
LafayetteVacant – Apply Here
MartinezVacant – Apply Here
MoragaVacant – Apply Here
OrindaVacant – Apply Here
Pleasant HillAndrei ObolenskiyJune 2023 – April 2025
San RamonVacant – Apply Here
Walnut CreekIan McLaughlin (Chair)April 2024 – March 2026

General Information


For general inquires, please contact Rosa Noya at (925) 680-2084 or noya@cccta.org