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 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
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 - 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.
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.
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.
Gary S. Walker - Student Trustee
Gary Walker graduated from Los Medanos College (LMC) and received his associate degree in
Behavioral and Social Sciences. He is currently pursuing his Spanish Certificate at LMC and
also plans to receive his bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies: Gender and Sexuality in the
Community of Color from California State University, East Bay. Gary served as LMC Associated
Student (LMCAS) President for the 2014-15 academic year. He led the student government on
multiple advocacy outreach projects pertaining to underrepresented minority student
populations, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, ally
(LGBTQIA), disabled student programs and services, veterans and Asian and Pacific Islander
communities. As LMCAS President, Gary’s peers selected him for the "Outstanding Student
Government Leader Award" for his dedication to LMCAS and the student body. Additionally,
under his leadership as President, the LMCAS was awarded the "Social Change Award" for its
outstanding advocacy efforts and successful outcomes. Gary plans to use his leadership skills
to represent students in the District while continuing to master his skills as a civic leader in his
tenure as Student Trustee.
In addition to academics, Gary belongs to a Hawaiian Halau in Antioch, California, and enjoys
studying Hawaiian culture and hula dancing. He loves to travel with his husband to the islands
of Hawaii to relax and "hang loose." Gary is also the proud parent of their two boxer dogs,
Rocky and Rain.
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 (92) 229-6821.