County Connection Welcomes Two New Board Members



The County Connection recently welcomed two new members to its eleven-member Board of Directors. Candace Andersen represents the Town of Danville, and Jack Weir, represents the City of Pleasant Hill.

Candace Andersen has served on the Danville Town Council since 2003, and was Mayor in 2008. In addition to her service on the County Connection Board of directors, Ms. Andersen also serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, the Dougherty Valley Oversight Committee, and the Tri-Valley Housing Authority. Candace has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy, and is an attorney, licensed to practice law in both California and Hawaii.

Jack Weir is a life-long resident of Pleasant Hill and has been an active supporter of public transportation since starting his career in San Francisco. “I’ve used buses and trains in my commute dating back to when AC Transit and Greyhound were our only options in central Contra Costa.” Jack worked behind the scenes as a community and taxpayer advocate for many years, including membership on three citizen bond oversight committees, and is the founder of the Pleasant Hill Taxpayers Association. His goal on the Pleasant Hill City Council is to “promote good government at an affordable cost.” Jack promotes transparency and welcomes hearing from his constituents about issues of concern.  

County Connection operates a fleet of 29 ft., 35 ft., and 40 ft. fully accessible fixed-route buses, and a fleet of 63 paratransit vehicles.  The County Connection provides bus service throughout central Contra Costa County. For specific schedule information visit www.cccta.org, or call Customer Service at (925) 676-7500.

2 thoughts on “County Connection Welcomes Two New Board Members

  • Welcome Candace and Jack!
    I endorsed Candace when she first ran for Danville Town Council, and I lived in Danville. I’m sure the experiences of her children riding buses to school will be helpful on the Board.
    Jack’s support and experience using public tranportation will help us promote affordable and responsible bus transportation in our County.

  • Candace and Jack sound like two experienced and concerned individuals. Lets hope they each work towards keeping transit at a low cost and help prevent cuts as much as possible. I depend on transit because I dont own a car. Although I am not in a wheel chair, I hope the board takes into consideration the transportation needs of the handicapped when they make their decisions. Lets keep public transportation rolling for all!!

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