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Governing Board Members

The Governing Board is the official elected body of the College District. Its primary role is to set the overall operating policies of the College District. The Chancellor, who is appointed by the Governing Board, carries out these policies. The five Board members are elected for four year terms by registered voters in geographical divisions. There is also one student member selected by the student body, who serves for one year. The student member has an advisory vote.

Governing Board Meetings and Agendas

The Governing Board typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the District Office Board Room at the George R. Gordon Education Center, located at 500 Court Street, Martinez. Most meetings begin with a closed session at 5:00 p.m., followed by open session at 6:00 p.m. Click here for a full schedule of Governing Board meetings.

The Governing Board agenda is prepared by the Chancellor's office in consultation with the Governing Board. The agenda is available for public viewing three business days before the meeting. You may find a copy of the agenda posted outside the District Office at 500 Court Street, Martinez. You may also view the Governing Board Agenda online. Requests to appear on the agenda shall be in accordance with Board Policy 1002.

Governing Board Members

Name
Ward
Term Expires
IV
December 7, 2018
II
December 2, 2016
I
December 7, 2018
V
December 2, 2016
III
December 7, 2018
 
May 31, 2015

Board meetings begin with a call to order by the Board President. A period for public comments on items not on the agenda will be called by the Board President. You can participate by contacting the Board Secretary when you enter the Board Room and by filling out a yellow speaker's card. Once recognized by the Board President, approach the podium and state your name and address. If you wish to speak on an agendized item, wait until that item is presented and the Board President calls for public comments. Public comment is followed by consent, nonconsent action items and general agenda items.

Board meetings are recorded for minute purposes. Please use the microphone for all questions and comments. Citizens wishing to contact a Governing Board member are invited to call the Board Secretary at 925.229.6821.


John T. Nejedly

John T. Nejedly - President

Representing Ward IV

John T. Nejedly is the owner of Nejedly Corporation, a general engineering contracting company he founded in 1995 and is also a practicing attorney.

After graduating from Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Construction Management, Mr. Nejedly completed his education at John F. Kennedy University School of Law, where he received his law degree.

Mr. Nejedly has served as a trustee since 1994, and strives to represent all constituents in the decision making process, He also believes the community college system must meet the needs of the entire community including new high school graduates, transfer students and lifelong learners. He has worked hard to secure available state funds to build and improve college facilities as well as raise local matching funds to modernize existing facilities and construct new classrooms to meet today’s modern technology.

Mr. Nejedly is a licensed general engineering contractor, a member of the California State Bar, and a California licensed Real Estate Broker.

A resident of Danville, Mr. Nejedly and his wife have three children and enjoy spending time in the mountains.

Vicki Gordon

Vicki Gordon - Vice President

Representing Ward II

Vicki Gordon was born and raised in the East Bay and is a Diablo Valley College alumnus. She graduated from California State University East Bay (CSUEB) with a B.S. in Business Administration, and later returned to CSUEB for her teaching credential and has taught in both the Pittsburg Unified School District and Martinez Unified School District (MUSD). She was elected to the MUSD Governing Board in 1997 and served for over 15 years.

Ms. Gordon has worked as a community volunteer, raising money for libraries, music, sports and classroom technology. She has also partnered with Martinez community leaders to help keep classroom sizes small, and bring green technology and innovative programs to school sites. She looks forward to working in higher education, forging closer ties between K-12 districts and community colleges, and making efficient use of the taxpayers' money.

Ms. Gordon’s family has a long tradition of supporting education in the county. Her father-in-law, the late George R. Gordon, was one of the founding fathers of the Contra Costa Community College District. Ms. Gordon’s mother, Brenda Byers, was a MUSD teacher and administrator for 30 years. Ms. Gordon and her husband have two children.

John E. Márquez

John E. Márquez - Secretary

Representing Ward I

Mr. Márquez attended Contra Costa College (CCC) and San Francisco State University where he obtained his Associate of Arts Degree and his Bachelor of Arts Degree, respectively. He attended the University of Hastings College of Law for two years and attended graduate courses at California State University,Hayward (now known as California State University East Bay) and San Jose State University, earning a California Community College Teaching credential qualifying him to teach Spanish, Psychology, and Ethnic Studies. As a CCC student in 1970, he co-founded the La Raza Studies Department. Mr. Márquez has worked as a Human Relations Specialist for the City of Richmond and as Deputy Labor Commissioner and Labor Standards Investigator with the Office of State Labor Commissioner, Department of Industrial Relations. He is also a Certified Spanish/English Interpreter and has his own business: Márquez & Associates.

Mr. Márquez was first appointed to the Richmond City Council in 1985, and has served numerous terms on the Council. He has been a member of the Contra Costa Democratic Central Committee and was a State Delegate to the California Democratic Central Committee. Mr. Márquez and his wife have two sons, three daughters, and 12 grandchildren.

Greg Enholm

Greg Enholm

Representing Ward V

Greg Enholm has been a homeowner in East Contra Costa County since 1996, and was elected in November 2012 to represent Ward V. Mr. Enholm’s community involvement includes representing non-Concord residents on the Concord Naval Weapons Station reuse planning committee, and serving on the Ambrose Recreation and Park District Board. He continues his appointment as District 5 County Library Commissioner, and is a member of the Contra Costa County Democratic Central Committee.

Mr. Enholm has worked as a financial economist for the Wisconsin utility regulatory commission, a securities analyst at Merrill Lynch Mortgage Capital, Inc., and was a vice president at Salomon Brothers in the stock research department where he advised institutional investors worldwide on electric utility stocks.

Mr. Enholm established his own financial advisory firm and published two books on utility financial and regulatory issues. Mr. Enholm has been a high school math teacher in both public and private schools, and received a California Clear Single Subject (Mathematics) Credential from California State University, East Bay. He also taught math at Heald College and is now a professor at DeVry University.

Mr. Enholm earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in economics from the University of Florida in 1974 and 1975, respectively.

Tim Farley

Tim Farley

Representing Ward III

As a third‐generation Contra Costan, Tim Farley has spent a lifetime in community service. In 1978, the Martinez Chamber of Commerce honored Mr. Farley as Young Man of the Year for "Outstanding Contribution to the Community." Mr. Farley earned his associate degree from Diablo Valley College and received his bachelor’s degree in political science/public service from UC Davis. After graduation, he worked for State Assembly member Robert Campbell and was later elected to the Martinez City Council in 1990 and 1994. During his tenure, Mr. Farley balanced eight public budgets and led the charge on the smoking ban in public places. This effort later became the model for the statewide smoking ban.

In 1996, Mr. Farley was appointed to the United States Electoral College. In subsequent years, he worked as a financial advisor, specializing in socially responsible investing. He has also written a public affairs column for the Martinez-Pleasant Hill Record. A founding member of the Luncheon Society, a public affairs roundtable, Mr. Farley has been a longtime advocate for veterans and nontraditional students.

Currently the director of community and government relations for Saint Mary's College of California, Mr. Farley is married and has two adult sons.

JoNai Davis-Hendricks

JoNai Davis-Hendricks - Student Trustee

JoNai Davis-Hendricks is a sophomore at Diablo Valley College and graduated from Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland. She is majoring in psychology with a minor in biology and hopes to transfer to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She is enrolled in the Umoja program and enjoys the program's content as well as its interaction with various staff and students. The Umoja program has enabled her to step outside her usual "comfort zone" and helped her pursue the student trustee position.

Besides academics, Ms. Davis-Hendricks enjoys kickboxing, cooking, creative writing, and spending time with family and friends. In the summer, when classes are finished, she volunteers at an after school program in San Diego. Ms. Davis-Hendricks loves children and eventually would like to pursue a career that focuses on children.


Need More Help?

Do you have other questions about the Governing Board? You can write to: Governing Board, Contra Costa Community College District, 500 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553. The phone number of the Governing Board office is 925.229.6821.

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