Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Please note, during the summer term the District is closed on Fridays.
TEL: (925) 229-1000
Contra Costa Community College District
500 Court Street
Martinez, CA 94553
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.
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 E. Márquez - President
Representing Ward I
Mr. Márquez attended Contra Costa College 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 Cal State Hayward and San Jose State University, earning a California
Community College Teaching credential qualifying him to teach Spanish, Psychology, and
Ethnic Studies. As a Contra Costa College student in 1970, he cofounded 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 Marie have two sons, three daughters, and twelve grandchildren.
John T. Nejedly - Vice President
Representing Ward IV
John T. Nejedly is the owner of Nejedly Corporation, a general engineering contracting company he founded in 1995 and is a practicing attorney.
After graduating from Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Construction Management, John completed his education at John F. Kennedy University
School of law where he received his law degree.
Now serving his fifth term as Trustee, John 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.
John is a licensed general engineering contractor, a member of the California State Bar, and a
California licensed Real Estate Broker.
A resident of Danville, John and his wife Katie have three teenage children and enjoy spending time in the mountains.
Vicki Gordon - Secretary
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.
Vicki 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 is looking forward to the new challenge of working in higher education,
forging closer ties between K-12 districts and community colleges, and making efficient use of the taxpayers' money.
Vicki'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. Vicki's mother, Brenda Byers, was a MUSD
teacher and administrator for 30 years. Vicki and her husband, Scott, have two children; Laura and Steven.
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.
Greg'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.
Greg 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.
He established his own financial advisory firm and published two books on utility financial and regulatory issues.
Greg 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.
Greg earned a bachelo's degree in business administration and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Florida in 1974 and 1975.
Representing Ward III
Mr. Rinn is the business owner of Matthew Rinn State Farm Insurance Agency, which he
established in 2008. Prior to owning his business, Mr. Rinn worked in operations for a restaurant chain
based in California. These experiences have given Matt the skills necessary to work with a diverse
population and taught him how to listen effectively, how to work within the parameters of an
organization, and how to communicate results to everyone involved in decision‐making processes.
In addition to his business expertise, Matt is deeply committed to the community he serves.
Mr. Rinn was appointed to the Pleasant Hill Education Commission in 2013; serves as chairman of the
board for the Pleasant Hill Chamber; is president‐elect of the Pleasant Hill Rotary Club; and is an
advisory board member for the Irvin Deutscher Pleasant Hill YMCA. Matt’s community service has
served him well in addressing budgeting concerns, accountability, labor issues and working within a
team to find solutions to ongoing challenges.
A resident of Pleasant Hill, Matt and his wife, Ashley, have two young daughters.
Elijah Ziskin - Student Trustee
Elijah Ziskin is currently a student at Diablo Valley College, majoring in cognitive science, with
interest in the studies of international relations, philosophy, and linguistics. The majority of his
hours are spent reading textbooks, researching, playing violin, writing, participating in student
organizations, and sitting in class lectures. Formerly a resident of Washington State, Elijah has
been calling the East Bay his home for the past two years.
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.