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Centennial Celebration Planning Task Force
About the Task Force 
The Centennial Celebration Planning Task Force will help to develop plans for the City’s 100th year anniversary, including to gather community input, develop proposals and make a recommendation to the City Council regarding the City’s Centennial Celebration in 2017, as well as to assist with the implementation of the Centennial Celebration plans once approved by the City Council.

Enabling Legislation
The City Council created the Task Force on February 2, 2016.
Resolution 2016-07

Plans for 2017
The Task Force is busy:
  • Compiling a list of centennial events hosted by the City and community groups
  • Planning a community celebration to be held on Friday September 15 through Sunday September 17 2017
  • Planning a "get to know your city" passport activity
  • Coordinating a time capsule 
Richard Brooks
Joan Carpenter
Ruth Cazden
Donna Houser, Vice-Chair
Lisa Martinengo
Patricia Shaw
Joann Steck-Bayat, Chair
Bruce Yow

Council Liaison
Janet Abelson
Gabriel Quinto

Staff Liaison 
Suzanne Iarla, Assistant to the City Manager
(510) 215-4318 

3rd Mondays of the month at 7pm
City Hall
10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito

View Most Recent Agenda | View Agenda Archives

Talks, Tours and Celebrations!
Many local groups and organizations are helping to share El Cerrito's history and celebrate the centennial, including the El Cerrito Historical Society, El Cerrito Trail Trekkers, Friends of the Cerrito Theater, Contra Costa Civic Theater, El Cerrito Branch of the NAACP, St. Peter CME Church, Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, Sycamore congregational Church UCC, the El Cerrito Library, the El Cerrito Art Association, and the Shadi Holiday Display Committee.

A list of Centennial events happening in 2017 is available here!

Share your Ideas!
Fill out this online survey to share your possible celebration ideas with the Centennial Celebration Planning Task Force.

Get Involved!
If you are interested in volunteering to help the Task Force, please contact Staff Liaison 
Suzanne Iarla, or check back soon for a convenient online sign-up form.