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Diane Burgis has made a positive impact on our community as District 3 Supervisor over the past four years, and I hope she is elected for four more.
Diane displayed an extensive knowledge of the issues at hand and proposed solutions facing the supervisors.
I have found her accessible, accountable, and devoted to her community
Here are our recommendations so far for the March 3 election. Click on the links to read the full editorials. Check back for regular updates.
While the census count is the responsibility of the U.S. Census Bureau and the federal government, Contra Costa County promotes it. It is vital to get an accurate count of how many people live in the county, District 3 Supervisor and Contra Costa County Census Committee Chair Diane Burgis says, not only to maintain funding and representation, but also to know the composition of the people who live here.
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors held a swearing-in ceremony for Supervisor Candace Andersen as Board Chair and Supervisor Diane Burgis as Vice Chair at its January 7 Board meeting.
January 22, 2020
“I’ve really enjoyed working with President Oftedal and Vice President Smith over the last year,” said Contra Costa County District 3 Supervisor Diane Burgis. “With their fellow directors and Chief Helmick, they’ve worked incredibly hard to increase residents’ understanding of the challenges the district faces and its history. I think they’ve earned a lot of trust, and I look forward to working with them next year.”
“Community Based Organizations have the most hands on experience working with our hard-to-count residents. They know how to meet their communities where they’re at and will be key to ensure we have a complete count in 2020,”
Event to discuss funding for law enforcement, PG&E outages Tuesday
At the town hall, Burgis will be joined by Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston and San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Fire Chief Paige Meyer to address a variety of topics that will include PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff program and funding for local law enforcement services.
“We're looking at lighting, cameras," explained Burgis, "We're looking at people who are supposed to have garbage service that they're actually subscribing. We're making sure we're looking at how we're doing outreach, for people who need to know how to get rid of a mattress or chemicals."
Diane Burgis, Contra Costa County Supervisor for District 3, discusses the importance of the opening of the new East Family Justice Center in Antioch, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. The nonprofit center will help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and more. This is the third location in the county.
In this short clip 5 minute clip , Burgis talks about the potentially of what this could mean for Contra Costa County and potentially be an industry game changer.
“If we don’t count them, we can’t serve them,” Burgis said.
Contra Costa and Alameda counties have been awarded a state-funded grant that will be used to help prevent civilians in both areas from illegally dumping unwanted belongings.
Burgis recovering after having aortic valve replaced
Contra Costa supervisor to have operation at John Muir Medical Center in Concord
Follow Marsh Creek in eastern Contra Costa County from Mount Diablo into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and meet the people who are passionate about protecting it.
Diane wants to protect our waterways. She is the director of the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed and serves as a director of East Bay Regional Park District. Her endorsements include the greatest supporters in our tunnel fight: Jerry McNerney, Mary Piepho, Joan Buchanan and a long list of most of our elected officials. Just check out each of their websites, (to see) which officials endorse whom.
If you’d like to see an attitude of cooperation and progress at the highest level of our county government, join me in voting for Diane. Let’s see how much we can get done working together.
I am in awe of her ability to mobilize people into achieving ambitious goals that at first seem impossible in the face of government bureaucracy. She has continued to refine these skills as an Oakley city council member and currently as an East Bay Regional Park District Board member.
I am confident that Diane has the unique skill set that a leader needs to balance strong fiscal discipline with our universal desire to protect our environment, invigorate and enhance our historic agricultural lands, create high paying jobs, expand transportation options to ease congestion, revitalize each of our city’s downtown areas and to strengthen the safety net for our most vulnerable neighbors..
Community leaders, including Democrats, Republicans and Independents, joined together today to announce their unified support for Diane Burgis for Contra Costa County Supervisor in District Three.
“Diane will work hard to develop the resources our police, firefighters and prosecutors need to keep us safe,” said Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson. “As a small business owner, nonprofit manager and public official, she has proven that she can balance a budget and defend taxpayers. I endorse her with no reservations – our county needs a real leader on the board.”
No other candidate has the environmental leadership experience she offers. The League of Conservation Voters and Retired Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan endorse Diane, along with numerous environmental leaders including myself.
"At a time when running down other candidates might be a method to gain votes, Diane would rather use that time to talk about her ideas and plans for our area. She isn’t running to inflate her resume. She is our neighbor, her roots are here and she truly is concerned for the future of our county."
"Diane is uniquely qualified to serve on the Board of Supervisors. She is a true leader and has all of the qualities I feel are the most important to serve the citizens of District III. Diane is a fiscal conservative; supports police and firefighters that work hard to make our communities safe; supports investment into our transportation system; she is approachable and knowledgeable; advocates to protect our Bay/Delta and our environment; and most importantly, Diane cares about you."
"Diane is a leader who knows how to build consensus and bring people together. Diane has the endorsement of over sixty leaders throughout the county and state, including all of the current Trustees on the EBRPD."
East Contra Costa:
Supe hopefuls want more local services
“Burgis said retaining sheriff's deputies is a key issue and low pay may not be the only factor -- new hires' job assignments may be prompting some departures, too. Both need to be addressed, she said. "We need to have a strong sheriff's presence in unincorporated East County."
“Diane Burgis is committed to standing up for a clean environment,” said Beth Gunston, President of the Board of Directors of the League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay. “As executive director of the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed and a trustee of the East Bay Regional Park District, Diane has been fighting for clean water and open space throughout her personal and professional life.”
Diane Burgis receives Women Improving the Environment Award from the Contra Costa Women’s Hall of Fame
Diane Burgis, a trustee on the East Bay Regional Parks District Board and Executive Director of Friends of the Marsh Creek Watershed received the Women Improving the Environment Award from the Contra Costa Women’s Hall of Fame, Tuesday night in Concord.
Diane Burgis to Receive Women Improving the Environment Award from the Contra Costa Women’s Hall of Fame
The Board of Supervisors established the Contra Costa Women’s Hall of Fame in October 1997 to acknowledge those exceptional, multifaceted women who have enhanced life in Contra Costa County through their careers and volunteer activities.
The honorees have made a difference through their efforts towards equity, innovation, service or achievement in commerce or community outreach.
“It’s a celebration of Marsh Creek and everyone coming together to preserve this local treasure,” says Diane Burgis, executive director of the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed. “It was great to show Doug McConnell the area and all the partners working together to preserve, protect and promote Marsh Creek.” Link to Open Road Episode
The Contra Costa Commission for Women will pay tribute to a dozen advocates for their roles in promoting sisterhood.
Set for March 24, the 13th Women's Hall of Fame will honor in the category of Women Improving the Environment category, it's Diane Burgis, Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed executive director (Oakley).
East Bay Regional Park District Trustee and Former Oakley City Councilwoman Diane Burgis announced her intention to run for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor, District 3 this past December shortly after Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho announced that she would retire at the end of her term after serving on the Board of Supervisors since 2004. Piepho has endorsed Burgis.
The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors established the Contra Costa Women's Hall of Fame in 1997, under the sponsorship of Supervisor Mark DeSaulnier and the Women's Advisory Committee, now known as the Contra Costa Commission for Women, to acknowledge exceptional women who have enhanced life in Contra Costa County through their careers and volunteer activities. Honorees have made a difference through their efforts toward equity, innovation, service or achievement in commerce or community outreach.
OAKLEY, CA – At today’s meeting of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor, Diane Burgis, the Contra Costa Crisis Center and Safekeepers were given a resolution in recognition of their work to combat suicide in Oakley.
Today, Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Diane Burgis, an East Bay Regional Parks District Trustee, representing Antioch and other parts of East County, announced her candidacy for Contra Costa County Supervisor in District 3.
“New opportunities sometimes come when you least expect them,” said Diane Burgis. “After discussion with my children, Supervisor Mary Piepho and supporters, I have decided to run for Supervisor".
Today, Diane Burgis, a trustee on the East Bay Regional Parks District Board, announced her candidacy for Contra Costa County Supervisor, District III.
Residents came together at a city-sponsored workshop Thursday night to learn how to prevent suicide in their community.The suicide prevention and intervention workshop was co-hosted by the city and the Contra Costa Crisis Center in response to recent suicides, Councilwoman Diane Burgis said.
By Diane Burgis 110 Degree Magazine
Environmental restoration and protection is an idea whose time has come. People are beginning to embrace the reality that preserving wildlife habitat must be a core value because at some fundamental level we realized that our success in doing so is ultimately connected to our own preservation as a species on this planet.
“My goal is to provide resources to get people the help they need,” said Oakley Councilwoman Diane Burgis. “I would like there to be more conversations and information going out to help break down the stigma so that people aren’t afraid or embarrassed to get help.”
An Oakley councilwoman's concern about the number of suicides that have occurred in the city this year has brought community leaders together to spread a message of hope: Help is available.
"A lot of people were needing to get to each other and had concerns. That's the beauty of social media. It can help people to be not quite as scared," Burgis said. "This is a community. We take care of each other."
Local nonprofit representatives assembled at Oakley City Hall on Monday for the third installment of the Nonprofit Roundtable series hosted by Councilmember Diane Burgis. Burgis is the executive director of Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, so she knows a thing or two about what it takes to run a successful nonprofit, and she understands the challenges of doing good in the community. The Nonprofit Roundtable series is a way for local nonprofit representatives to network and learn from each other’s failures and successes.
Kudos go out tonight to Oakley Councilwoman Diane Burgis who was sworn in to the Delta Protection Commission in Stockton tonight. This is a great thing for not only the Delta, but for Contra Costa County.
Living with tumors that permeate his body has made 13-year-old Sam Burgis a master at adaptation. The Oakley resident has a hard time writing, so he draws and paints to express himself. He has trouble balancing, so instead of riding dirt bikes with his two brothers, they play video games.
By Diane Burgis - Handprints Childrens Hospital Oakland
I HAVE THREE BEAUTIFUL BOYS, each very different and yet so similar. Each day with them is a genuine gift, and I savor the privilege of being their mom. I’ve felt that way from the first moments of my pregnancies, and even more so after November 1994.