councilmember Janet Abelson Bio

Term expires: 2022

  • Council Member since 1999; Mayor 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2017
  • Council Liaison to the Committee on Aging, Environmental Quality Committee, and Urban Forest Committee.
  • Cal Cities: Administrative Services Committee Policy Committee, Community Services Committee Policy Committee and East Bay League of California Cities Immediate Past President
  • West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) Alternate
  • 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