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.
Vicki Gordon - 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.
Greg Enholm - Vice President
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 has included being District 5 County Library Commissioner, representing non-Concord residents on the Concord Naval Weapons Station reuse
planning committee, and serving on the Ambrose Recreation and Park District Board.
For 1981-92, Mr. Enholm was a financial economist for the Wisconsin utility regulatory commission, a securities analyst at Merrill Lynch Mortgage Capital,
Inc., and a vice president at Salomon Brothers in the stock research department where he advised institutional investors worldwide on 100 electric
utility stocks issuing 40+ reports annually.
For 1992-98, Mr. Enholm had his own financial advisory firm in Oakland and published two books on utility financial and regulatory issues.
Mr. Enholm was a math teacher in both public and private high schools, receiving a California Clear Single Subject (Mathematics) Credential
from California State University, East Bay. He also taught mathematics at Heald College and has taught economics, finance, mathematics, and
statistics as a DeVry University visiting professor since 2012.
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 - Secretary
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.
John E. Márquez
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.
John T. Nejedly
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
Kwame Baah-Arhin - Student Trustee
Kwame Baah-Arhin attends Middle College High School (MCHS), where he is concurrently
enrolled at Contra Costa College (CCC). He plans to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree
and a high school diploma in 2017.
Kwame is a strong advocate for students, particularly underrepresented students, and became
the class president at MCHS in his freshman year. Subsequently, he joined the West Contra
Costa Unified School District’s (WCCUSD) Youth Commission, and he has served on that
Commission for the past three years. Kwame was also appointed to the position of student
trustee for the WCCUSD and was one of two students who were the first students to be directly
involved in selecting WCCUSD’s new superintendent.
Kwame has a deep appreciation for music and won Grand Prize at the Club Mendelsohn Music
Scholarship Program in 2014. He believes every song has a story that can be interpreted in
billions of different ways and he takes the time each day to interpret as many songs as possible.
Kwame plans to pursue his Ph.D. after graduating from MCHS and also hopes to serve the
community that has inspired him throughout his educational career.
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.