councilmember Janet Abelson Bio

Term expires: 2022

  • Council Member since 1999; Mayor 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2017
  • Council Liaison to the Arts & Culture Commission, Committee on Aging, and Planning Commission.
  • West County Integrated Waste Management Authority (Delegate) Alternate
  • East Bay Green Corridor Principal
  • Contra Costa Transportation Authority Commissioner, Chair 2005, 2013
  • Other Activities: League of Women Voters Vice President Membership, Soroptimist International of El Cerrito (Past President), El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce, Bayside Council of Parent Teacher Associations Vice President Membership, PTA Member - Harding and El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito High School Archiving Committee, California Walks Treasurer
  • El Cerrito Resident since 1970
  • MBA in Management, BA in English, San Francisco State University