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IMG_9764 - Version 2Guy Bjerke

I’m a former Mayor, City Council member and Planning Commissioner who has lived in the City of Concord since 1989. I grew up in the Ygnacio Valley and graduated from Ygnacio Valley High School. I have a BA in Government from CSU Sacramento.

I currently serve on the Measure Q Oversight Committee (Concord’s temporary half-cent sales tax approved by the voters in November 2010) and on th
e Oversight Board of the Successor Agency (winding down Concord’s Redevelopment Agency as required by State law).

I am employed as the Manager, Bay Area Region for the Western States Petroleum Association and advocate on behalf of industry issues before numerous agencies. Previously I served as the Economic Development Director for the City of Antioch, Chief Operating Officer for the Home Builders Association of Northern California (now the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area) and worked for the Concord Chamber of Commerce and State Senator Daniel E. Boatwright.

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This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, Western States Petroleum Association, or the City of Concord. The information I provide is on an as-is-basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.