General Assembly Event & Roster

ABAG President Jesse Arreguin and one of the 2023 General Assembly delegates.
Credit: Buza Photography LLC

General Assembly Event & Roster

Business Meeting and Conference

Friday, June 21, 2024

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 
James Moore Theater 

At this year’s General Assembly, Delegates reviewed and approved the ABAG Budget and Work Program and learned how our region’s local jurisdictions are working together to advance solutions to environmental challenges.  


ABAG Programs Poster Session 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration and Light Refreshments 9 to 10 a.m. 

Check in and enjoy light refreshments with your colleagues.

Business Meeting 10 to 11:30 a.m.  

A quorum of General Assembly members is required to approve the ABAG Budget and Work Program for the coming year.  

Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

Vegan and gluten-free options available. 

SB 272 Presentation, Panel Discussion & Keynote 12 to 2 p.m.  

Resilience: Innovative Governance for Regional Challenges

Learn about regional issues that cannot be tackled solely by individual jurisdictions and the innovative ways local governments are collaborating on solutions to address environmental challenges. Panelists will discuss their respective projects and ongoing collaborations, followed by audience Q&A.

Keynote Speaker: Shalini Vajjhala

Shalini is the Executive Director of PRE Collective and a nationally recognized infrastructure and climate resilience expert with more than 15 years of experience designing, funding, and financing community-centered resilient infrastructure solutions. Over the last decade, she founded and led the design firm re:focus partners and co-founded The Atlas, an online platform for local government collaboration and innovation. Previously, Shalini held multiple positions at the US EPA and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. She is currently a Board Member of Smart Growth America and a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution Metro Program. Shalini holds a B.Arch in Architecture and Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. 

SB 272 Presentation

Larry Goldzband, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

BCDC’s Executive Director will provide an overview of how BCDC is implementing SB 272 (Laird, 2023), which requires all local governments within the Commission’s jurisdiction to develop rising sea level adaptation plans that must be approved by BCDC based on the guidelines it will promulgate in December of this year.


  • Allison Brooks (Moderator), Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Collaborative, Sea Level Rise Memorandum of Understanding
  • Anne Crealock, Planning and Program Manager, Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority
  • Lisa Gauthier, Councilmember, City of East Palo Alto, One Shoreline
  • Caitlin Sweeney, Director, San Francisco Estuary Partnership 

See details from the 2023 General Assembly.

County Delegates & Alternates

County Delegates

  • Elisa Marquez, Supervisor, Alameda County 
  • Ken Carlson, Supervisor, Contra Costa County 
  • Mary Sackett, Supervisor, Marin County 
  • Ryan Gregory, Supervisor, Napa County 
  • Vacant, City and County of San Francisco 
  • Warren Slocum, Supervisor, San Mateo County 
  • Susan Ellenberg, Supervisor, Santa Clara County 
  • Wanda Williams, Supervisor, Solano County 
  • David Rabbitt, Supervisor, Sonoma County 

County Alternates

  • David Haubert, Supervisor, Alameda County 
  • Diane Burgis, Supervisor, Contra Costa County 
  • Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Supervisor, Marin County 
  • Anne Cottrell, Supervisor, Napa County 
  • Vacant, City and County of San Francisco 
  • Vacant, San Mateo County 
  • Joe Simitian, Supervisor, Santa Clara County 
  • Monica Brown, Supervisor, Solano County 
  • Susan Gorin, Supervisor, Sonoma County 

City/Town Delegates & Alternates

Delegates from Cities in Alameda County

  • Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Mayor, City of Alameda 
  • Aaron Tiedemann, Mayor, City of Albany 
  • Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, City of Berkeley 
  • Michael McCorriston, Mayor, City of Dublin 
  • Courtney Welch, Mayor, City of Emeryville 
  • Raj Salwan, Councilmember, City of Fremont 
  • Francisco Zermeno, Councilmember, City of Hayward 
  • Ben Barrientos, Councilmember, City of Livermore 
  • Michael Hannon, Mayor, City of Newark 
  • Nikki Fortunato Bas, Council President, City of Oakland 
  • Jennifer Long, Councilmember, City of Piedmont 
  • Julie Testa, Councilmember, City of Pleasanton 
  • Bryan Azevedo, Councilmember, City of San Leandro 
  • Gary Singh, Vice Mayor, City of Union City 

Delegates from Cities in Contra Costa County

  • Lamar Thorpe, Mayor, City of Antioch 
  • Jovita Mendoza, Councilmember, City of Brentwood 
  • Jeff Wan, Mayor, City of Clayton 
  • Laura Nakamura, Councilmember, City of Concord 
  • Dave Fong, Councilmember, Town of Danville 
  • Lisa Motoyama, Councilmember, City of El Cerrito 
  • Alexander Walker-Griffin, Mayor, City of Hercules 
  • Susan Candell, Councilmember, City of Lafayette 
  • Mark Ross, Vice Mayor, City of Martinez 
  • Steve Woehleke, Councilmember, Town of Moraga 
  • George Fuller, Councilmember, City of Oakley 
  • Darlene Gee, Councilmember, City of Orinda 
  • Norma Martinez-Rubin, Councilmember, City of Pinole 
  • Dionne Adams, Councilmember, City of Pittsburg 
  • Sue Noack, Vice Mayor, City of Pleasant Hill 
  • Eduardo Martinez, Mayor, City of Richmond 
  • Rita Xavier, Councilmember, City of San Pablo 
  • Marisol Rubio, Councilmember, City of San Ramon 
  • Cindy Darling, Councilmember, City of Walnut Creek 

Delegates from Cities in Marin County

  • Nancy Kemnitzer, Councilmember, City of Belvedere 
  • Eli Beckman, Mayor, Town of Corte Madera
  • Stephanie Hellman, Councilmember, Town of Fairfax 
  • Gabe Paulson, Mayor, City of Larkspur 
  • Stephen Burke, Councilmember, City of Mill Valley 
  • Pat Eklund, Councilmember, City of Novato 
  • Matthew Salter, Councilmember, Town of Ross 
  • Steve Burdo, Mayor, Town of San Anselmo 
  • Eli Hill, Councilmember, City of San Rafael 
  • Melissa Blaustein, Councilmember, City of Sausalito 
  • Isaac Nikfar, Councilmember, Town of Tiburon 

Delegates from Cities in Napa County

  • Leon Garcia, Mayor, City of American Canyon 
  • Irais Lopez-Ortega, Councilmember, City of Calistoga 
  • Mary Luros, Councilmember, City of Napa 
  • Paul Dohring, Mayor, City of St. Helena 
  • Hillery Trippe, Councilmember, Town of Yountville 

Delegates from City & County of San Francisco

  • London Breed, Mayor

Delegates from Cities in San Mateo County

  • Elizabeth Lewis, Vice Mayor Town of Atherton 
  • Julia Mates, Mayor, City of Belmont 
  • Karen Cunningham, Councilmember, City of Brisbane 
  • Peter Stevenson, Councilmember, City of Burlingame 
  • Daniel Barros, Councilmember, Town of Colma 
  • Juslyn Manalo, Vice Mayor, City of Daly City 
  • Carlos Romero, Councilmember, City of East Palo Alto 
  • Patrick Sullivan, Mayor, City of Foster City 
  • Deborah Penrose, Mayor, City of Half Moon Bay 
  • Christine Krolik, Councilmember, Town of Hillsborough 
  • Cecilia Taylor, Councilmember, City of Menlo Park 
  • Maurice Goodman, Vice Mayor, City of Millbrae 
  • Tygarjas Bigstyck, Councilmember, City of Pacifica 
  • Mary Hufty, Councilmember, Town of Portola Valley 
  • Katie Eakin, Councilmember, City of Redwood City 
  • Marty Medina, Councilmember, City of San Bruno 
  • John Dugan, Mayor, City of San Carlos 
  • Rich Hedges, Councilmember, City of San Mateo 
  • Sharon Ranals, Councilmember, City of South San Francisco 
  • Ned Fluet, Councilmember, Town of Woodside 

Delegates from Cities in Santa Clara County

  • Dan Furtado, Councilmember, City of Campbell 
  • J.R. Fruen, Councilmember, City of Cupertino 
  • Carol Marques, Councilmember, City of Gilroy 
  • Pete Dailey, Councilmember, City of Los Altos 
  • Linda Swan, Mayor, Town of Los Altos Hills 
  • Rob Rennie, Councilmember, Town of Los Gatos 
  • Evelyn Chua, Councilmember, City of Milpitas 
  • Bryan Mekechuk, Mayor, City of Monte Sereno 
  • Yvonne Martinez Beltran, Councilmember, City of Morgan Hill 
  • Emily Ramos, Councilmember, City of Mountain View 
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims, Councilmember, City of Palo Alto 
  • Bien Doan, Councilmember, City of San Jose 
  • Kevin Park, Councilmember, City of Santa Clara 
  • Belal Aftab, Vice Mayor, City of Saratoga 
  • Murali Srinivasan, Vice Mayor, City of Sunnyvale 

Delegates from Cities in Solano County

  • Trevor Macenski, Councilmember, City of Benicia 
  • Kevin Johnson, Councilmember, City of Dixon 
  • Catherine Moy, Mayor, City of Fairfield 
  • Sarah Donnelly, Councilmember, City of Rio Vista 
  • Princess Washington, Councilmember, City of Suisun City 
  • Sarah Chapman, Councilmember, City of Vacaville 
  • Robert McConnell, Mayor, City of Vallejo 

Delegates from Cities in Sonoma County

  • Todd Lands, Mayor, City of Cloverdale 
  • Sylvia Lemus, Councilmember, City of Cotati 
  • Chris Herrod, Councilmember, City of Healdsburg 
  • Dennis Pocekay, Councilmember, City of Petaluma 
  • Susan Hollingsworth-Adams, Mayor, City of Rohnert Park 
  • Natalie Rogers, Mayor, City of Santa Rosa 
  • Stephen Zollman, Councilmember, City of Sebastopol 
  • Patricia Farrar-Rivas, Councilmember, City of Sonoma 
  • Rosa Reynoza, Mayor, Town of Windsor 

Alternates from Cities in Alameda County

  • Malia Vella, Councilmember, City of Alameda 
  • Vacant, City of Albany 
  • Mark Humbert, Councilmember, City of Berkeley 
  • Vacant, City of Dublin 
  • Sukhdeep Kaur, Councilmember, City of Emeryville 
  • Vacant, City of Fremont 
  • Julie Roche, Councilmember, City of Hayward 
  • Vacant, City of Livermore 
  • Vacant, City of Newark 
  • Dan Kalb, Councilmember, City of Oakland 
  • Vacant, City of Piedmont 
  • Valeri Arkin, Councilmember, City of Pleasanton 
  • Victor Aguilar, Councilmember, City of San Leandro 
  • Jeff Wang, Councilmember, City of Union City 

Alternates from Cities in Contra Costa County

  • Vacant, City of Antioch 
  • Susannah Meyer, Vice Mayor, City of Brentwood 
  • Vacant, City of Clayton 
  • Vacant, City of Concord 
  • Vacant, Town of Danville 
  • Vacant, City of El Cerrito 
  • Chris Kelley, Councilmember, City of Hercules 
  • Wei-Tai Kwok, Vice Mayor, City of Lafayette 
  • Vacant, City of Martinez 
  • Renata M. Sos, Mayor, Town of Moraga 
  • Shannon Shaw, Councilmember, City of Oakley 
  • Vacant, City of Orinda 
  • Vacant, City of Pinole 
  • Jelani Killings, Vice Mayor, City of Pittsburg 
  • Zac Shess, Councilmember, City of Pleasant Hill 
  • Vacant, City of Richmond 
  • Vacant, City of San Pablo 
  • Scott Perkins, Councilmember, City of San Ramon 
  • Loella Haskew, Councilmember, City of Walnut Creek 

Alternates from Cities in Marin County

  • Vacant, City of Belvedere 
  • Vacant, Town of Corte Madera 
  • Vacant, Town of Fairfax 
  • Scot Candell, Councilmember, City of Larkspur 
  • Vacant, City of Mill Valley 
  • Vacant, City of Novato 
  • Vacant, Town of Ross 
  • Vacant, Town of San Anselmo 
  • Vacant, City of San Rafael 
  • Janelle Kellman, Councilmember, City of Sausalito 
  • Jon Welner, Councilmember, Town of Tiburon 

Alternates from Cities in Napa County

  • Mariam Aboudamous, Councilmember, City of American Canyon 
  • Vacant, City of Calistoga 
  • Liz Alessio, Councilmember, City of Napa 
  • Anna Chouteau, Councilmember, City of St. Helena 
  • Eric Knight, Vice Mayor, Town of Yountville 

Alternates from the City & County of San Francisco

  • Vacant

Alternates from Cities in San Mateo County

  • Diana Hawkins-Manuelian, Vice Mayor, Town of Atherton 
  • Davina Hurt, Vice Mayor, City of Belmont 
  • Clifford Lentz, Councilmember, City of Brisbane 
  • Ricardo Ortiz, Councilmember, City of Burlingame 
  • Brian Dossey, Town Manager, Town of Colma 
  • Roderick Daus-Magbual, Vice Mayor, City of Daly City 
  • Vacant, City of East Palo Alto 
  • Art Kiesel, Councilmember, City of Foster City 
  • Vacant, City of Half Moon Bay 
  • Vacant, Town of Hillsborough 
  • Drew Combs, Councilmember, City of Menlo Park 
  • Ann Schneider Councilmember, City of Millbrae 
  • Sue Beckmeyer, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Pacifica 
  • Vacant, Town of Portola Valley 
  • Vacant, City of Redwood City 
  • Vacant, City of San Bruno 
  • Adam Rak, Councilmember, City of San Carlos 
  • Vacant, City of San Mateo 
  • Vacant, City of South San Francisco 
  • Vacant, Town of Woodside 

Alternates from Cities in Santa Clara County

  • Elliott Scozzola, Councilmember, City of Campbell 
  • Vacant, City of Cupertino 
  • Marie Blankley, Mayor, City of Gilroy 
  • Jonathan Weinberg, Vice Mayor, City of Los Altos 
  • Vacant, Town of Los Altos Hills 
  • Mary Badame, Councilmember, Town of Los Gatos 
  • Vacant, City of Milpitas 
  • Rowena Turner, Councilmember, City of Monte Sereno 
  • Mark Turner, Mayor, City of Morgan Hill 
  • Pat Showalter, Vice Mayor, City of Mountain View 
  • Vacant, City of Palo Alto 
  • Vacant, City of San Jose 
  • Anthony Becker, Vice Mayor, City of Santa Clara 
  • Yan Zhao, Mayor, City of Saratoga 
  • Omar Din, Councilmember, City of Sunnyvale 

Alternates from Cities in Solano County

  • Kari Birdseye, Councilmember, City of Benicia 
  • Vacant, City of Dixon 
  • Pam Bertani, Vice Mayor, City of Fairfield 
  • Vacant, City of Rio Vista 
  • Vacant, City of Suisun City 
  • Michael Silva, Councilmember, City of Vacaville 
  • Peter Bregenzer, Councilmember, City of Vallejo 

Alternates from Cities in Sonoma County

  • Vacant, City of Cloverdale 
  • Vacant, City of Cotati 
  • Ron Edwards, Councilmember, City of Healdsburg 
  • Vacantr, City of Petaluma 
  • Emily Sanborn, Councilmember, City of Rohnert Park 
  • Victoria Fleming, Vice Mayor, City of Santa Rosa 
  • Vacant, City of Sebastopol 
  • Vacant, City of Sonoma 
  • Sam Salmon, Vice Mayor, Town of Windsor