About the Air District

Committees

The Board of Directors has 5 standing committees that assist the Air District in its mission to improve air quality.

Bay Area Regional Collaborative
(not an official standing committee)

This committee coordinates regional planning efforts of regional agencies in the Bay Area pursuant to SB 375.

Members

  • Supervisor David Haubert

    Supervisor David Haubert

    Alameda County

    Supervisor David Haubert
    Supervisor David Haubert
    Board Position: Member
    District: Alameda County - District 1
    Current Term: 04/06/21 - 04/06/25
    Biography: David Haubert
  • Davina Hurt

    Councilmember Davina Hurt

    City of Belmont

    Davina Hurt
    Councilmember Davina Hurt
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of Belmont -
    Current Term: 01/01/24 - 12/31/25
    Biography: Davina Hurt
  • Sergio Lopez

    Vice Mayor Sergio Lopez

    City of Campbell

    Sergio Lopez
    Vice Mayor Sergio Lopez
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of Campbell -
    Current Term: 02/09/23 - 02/09/25
    Biography: Sergio Lopez
  • Mark Ross

    Councilmember Mark Ross

    City of Martinez

    Mark Ross
    Councilmember Mark Ross
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of Martinez -
    Current Term: 01/01/21 - 01/06/23
    Biography: Mark Ross

Community Equity, Health, and Justice Committee 

Consolidation of Community and Public Health Committee and Ad Hoc Committee on Equity, Access, and Inclusion, as of February 2021

This committee advises the Board of Directors regarding equitable and inclusive actions the Air District takes to create a healthy breathing environment for all people of the Bay Area, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, national origin, immigration status, or sexual orientation. It oversees staff efforts in developing policies for both internal and external operations that impact the Bay Area, applies an equity lens to programs, policies, practices, and procedures related to staffing, recruitment, promotions, inclusive practices in the workplace, contracting for capital projects and services, and continuous racial equity training. This committee addresses disparities by applying an equity lens to Air District programs, policies, practices, and procedures, and prioritizes traditionally marginalized and disinvested communities for investment opportunities to ensure communities highly impacted by air pollution receive program and policy prioritization. It leads the Air District’s public outreach program, and reviews and recommends to the Board of Directors contractor proposals related to the public outreach program.

Members

  • Chair
    John Gioia

    Supervisor John Gioia

    Contra Costa County

    John Gioia
    Supervisor John Gioia
    Board Position: Chair
    District: Contra Costa County - 1st District
    Current Term: 06/17/21 - 06/17/25
    Biography: John Gioia
  • Vice Chair
    Noelia Corzo

    Supervisor Noelia Corzo

    San Mateo County

    Noelia Corzo
    Supervisor Noelia Corzo
    Board Position: Vice Chair
    District: San Mateo County - District 2
    Current Term: 01/03/23 - 01/03/27
    Biography: Noelia Corzo
  • Joelle Gallagher
    Supervisor Joelle Gallagher
    Board Position: Member
    District: Napa County - District 1
    Current Term: 01/03/23 - 01/03/27
    Biography: Joelle Gallagher
  • Mayor Mark Salinas

    Mayor Mark Salinas

    City of Hayward

    Mayor Mark Salinas
    Mayor Mark Salinas
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of Hayward -
    Current Term: 04/13/24 - 04/13/26
    Biography: Mayor Mark Salinas
  • Supervisor Shamann Walton

    Supervisor Shamann Walton

    County of San Francisco, District 10

    Supervisor Shamann Walton
    Supervisor Shamann Walton
    Board Position: Member
    District: County of San Francisco, District 10 - 10
    Current Term: 02/23/21 - 02/01/25
    Biography: Supervisor Shamann Walton

Finance & Administration Committee

Consolidation of Administration Committee and Budget & Finance Committee, as of March 1, 2023

The Finance & Administration Committee considers and recommends policies of the Air District relating to the administration of the Air District’s programs and activities, including, but not limited to, policies regarding finance, procurement, employment, salaries, working conditions, insurance, and the retaining of consultants. The Committee also oversees and guides staff activities relative to short-range and long-range planning regarding the goals and objectives of the Air District, and it assists in the preparation of the Air District’s budget and presents the annual budget with recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Committee also oversees the work of the Advisory Council and Hearing Board, and recommends persons in the community to serve on the Advisory Council and Hearing Board when vacancies arise.

Members

  • Chair
    Davina Hurt

    Councilmember Davina Hurt

    City of Belmont

    Davina Hurt
    Councilmember Davina Hurt
    Board Position: Chair
    District: City of Belmont -
    Current Term: 01/01/24 - 12/31/25
    Biography: Davina Hurt
  • Vice Chair
    Supervisor Lynda Hopkins

    Supervisor Lynda Hopkins

    Sonoma County

    Supervisor Lynda Hopkins
    Supervisor Lynda Hopkins
    Board Position: Vice Chair
    District: Sonoma County - District 5
    Current Term: 01/05/21 - 01/05/25
    Biography: Lynda Hopkins
  • Abe-Koga

    Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga

    City of Mountain View

    Abe-Koga
    Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of Mountain View -
    Current Term: 02/12/21 - 02/12/25
    Biography: Margaret Abe-Koga
  • Juan Gonzalez

    Mayor Juan Gonzalez

    City of San Leandro

    Juan Gonzalez
    Mayor Juan Gonzalez
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of San Leandro -
    Current Term: 02/08/23 - 02/09/25
    Biography: Juan Gonzalez
  • Supervisor David Haubert

    Supervisor David Haubert

    Alameda County

    Supervisor David Haubert
    Supervisor David Haubert
    Board Position: Member
    District: Alameda County - District 1
    Current Term: 04/06/21 - 04/06/25
    Biography: David Haubert
  • Tyrone Jue

    Mayor's Appointee Tyrone Jue

    City and County of San Francisco

    Tyrone Jue
    Mayor's Appointee Tyrone Jue
    Board Position: Member
    District: City and County of San Francisco -
    Current Term: 01/22/24 - 01/22/26
  • Ray Mueller

    Supervisor Ray Mueller

    San Mateo County

    Ray Mueller
    Supervisor Ray Mueller
    Board Position: Member
    District: San Mateo County - District 3
    Current Term: 01/03/23 - 01/03/27
    Biography: Ray Mueller
  • Rice Photograph

    Supervisor Katie Rice

    County of Marin

    Rice Photograph
    Supervisor Katie Rice
    Board Position: Member
    District: County of Marin - District 2
    Current Term: 08/09/22 - 08/09/26
    Biography: Katie Rice
  • Mark Ross

    Councilmember Mark Ross

    City of Martinez

    Mark Ross
    Councilmember Mark Ross
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of Martinez -
    Current Term: 01/01/21 - 01/06/23
    Biography: Mark Ross

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee considers and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding candidates for Board Officer positions. In making its recommendations, the Nominating Committee shall consider the principles governing officer rotation as set forth in the Air District's Admin. Code Section 2.7(c), although it need not follow any strict rule of rotation. The Nominating Committee consists of the Chairperson of the Board, the past Chairperson of the Board, and three (3) appointees of the Chairperson of the Board (or in the event the past Chairperson is no longer serving on the Board, four (4) appointees of the Chairperson of the Board). The Chairperson shall appoint the Nominating Committee no later than October 15 of the final year of the Board Officers’ terms, and the Committee shall meet in November of that year to recommend candidates to the Board of Directors for Board Officers for the upcoming terms. The Nominating Committee members shall serve until the appointment of a new Committee, and shall recommend candidates to the Board of Directors in the event a Board Officer position becomes vacant in the middle of a term.

Members Pending

Policy, Grants, and Technology Committee

Consolidation of Mobile Source and Climate Protection Committee, Legislative Committee, and Technology Implementation Office Steering Committee, as of January 2024

The Policy, Grants, and Technology Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on policies and funding related to sources and activities that affect air pollution and climate impacts that do not fall within the jurisdiction of the Stationary Source Committee. In particular, the Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on policies and funding related to transportation and mobile sources, as well as equity for impacted communities related to these sectors. The Committee also advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on policies and funding to catalyze innovation and incentivize low-carbon-intensity practices. The Committee also advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors relating to legislative advocacy. The Committee adopts legislative priorities each year to guide the work of the Committee and Air District staff related to legislative advocacy.

Members

  • Chair
    Vicki Veenker

    Councilmember Vicki Veenker

    City of Palo Alto

    Vicki Veenker
    Councilmember Vicki Veenker
    Board Position: Chair
    District: City of Palo Alto -
    Current Term: 02/09/23 - 02/09/25
    Biography: Vicki Veenker
  • Vice Chair
    Sergio Lopez

    Vice Mayor Sergio Lopez

    City of Campbell

    Sergio Lopez
    Vice Mayor Sergio Lopez
    Board Position: Vice Chair
    District: City of Campbell -
    Current Term: 02/09/23 - 02/09/25
    Biography: Sergio Lopez
  • Abe-Koga

    Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga

    City of Mountain View

    Abe-Koga
    Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of Mountain View -
    Current Term: 02/12/21 - 02/12/25
    Biography: Margaret Abe-Koga
  • Ken Carlson

    Supervisor Ken Carlson

    Contra Costa County

    Ken Carlson
    Supervisor Ken Carlson
    Board Position: Member
    District: Contra Costa County - District 4
    Current Term: 01/10/23 - 01/09/27
    Biography: Ken Carlson
  • Noelia Corzo

    Supervisor Noelia Corzo

    San Mateo County

    Noelia Corzo
    Supervisor Noelia Corzo
    Board Position: Member
    District: San Mateo County - District 2
    Current Term: 01/03/23 - 01/03/27
    Biography: Noelia Corzo
  • Joelle Gallagher
    Supervisor Joelle Gallagher
    Board Position: Member
    District: Napa County - District 1
    Current Term: 01/03/23 - 01/03/27
    Biography: Joelle Gallagher
  • Juan Gonzalez

    Mayor Juan Gonzalez

    City of San Leandro

    Juan Gonzalez
    Mayor Juan Gonzalez
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of San Leandro -
    Current Term: 02/08/23 - 02/09/25
    Biography: Juan Gonzalez
  • Supervisor Erin Hannigan

    Supervisor Erin Hannigan

    Solano County

    Supervisor Erin Hannigan
    Supervisor Erin Hannigan
    Board Position: Member
    District: Solano County - District 1
    Current Term: 01/05/21 - 01/05/25
    Biography: Erin Hannigan
  • Rice Photograph

    Supervisor Katie Rice

    County of Marin

    Rice Photograph
    Supervisor Katie Rice
    Board Position: Member
    District: County of Marin - District 2
    Current Term: 08/09/22 - 08/09/26
    Biography: Katie Rice

Stationary Source Committee

The Stationary Source Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors relating to the air quality and climate impacts of stationary sources, including indirect sources. The Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding all aspects of the Air District’s stationary source programs, including but not limited to the following: permitting, compliance, small business assistance, rule development, California Environmental Quality Act thresholds of significance, and state and federal regulations that affect stationary sources. The Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding air quality planning and the development and implementation of State and Federal Air Quality Management Plans, as well as support for regional and local climate planning.

This committee reviews and recommends stationary source policies, issues, and programs related to air quality management plans, air quality and economic modeling, permitting, compliance, small business assistance, toxics, source education, rule development, and grants. The committee also advises the Board of Directors on the District’s position on all regulations that affect stationary sources.

  • Vice Chair
    Mark Ross

    Councilmember Mark Ross

    City of Martinez

    Mark Ross
    Councilmember Mark Ross
    Board Position: Vice Chair
    District: City of Martinez -
    Current Term: 01/01/21 - 01/06/23
    Biography: Mark Ross
  • Ken Carlson

    Supervisor Ken Carlson

    Contra Costa County

    Ken Carlson
    Supervisor Ken Carlson
    Board Position: Member
    District: Contra Costa County - District 4
    Current Term: 01/10/23 - 01/09/27
    Biography: Ken Carlson
  • John Gioia

    Supervisor John Gioia

    Contra Costa County

    John Gioia
    Supervisor John Gioia
    Board Position: Member
    District: Contra Costa County - 1st District
    Current Term: 06/17/21 - 06/17/25
    Biography: John Gioia
  • Supervisor Lynda Hopkins

    Supervisor Lynda Hopkins

    Sonoma County

    Supervisor Lynda Hopkins
    Supervisor Lynda Hopkins
    Board Position: Member
    District: Sonoma County - District 5
    Current Term: 01/05/21 - 01/05/25
    Biography: Lynda Hopkins
  • Otto Lee

    Supervisor Otto Lee

    Santa Clara County

    Otto Lee
    Supervisor Otto Lee
    Board Position: Member
    District: Santa Clara County - District 3
    Current Term: 04/20/22 - 04/20/26
    Biography: Otto Lee
  • Vicki Veenker

    Councilmember Vicki Veenker

    City of Palo Alto

    Vicki Veenker
    Councilmember Vicki Veenker
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of Palo Alto -
    Current Term: 02/09/23 - 02/09/25
    Biography: Vicki Veenker
  • Steve Young

    Mayor Steve Young

    City of Benicia

    Steve Young
    Mayor Steve Young
    Board Position: Member
    District: City of Benicia -
    Current Term: 12/31/23 - 12/31/25
    Biography: Steve Young

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Marcy Hiratzka
Clerk of the Boards, Executive & Administrative Resources

415.749.5073 mhiratzka@baaqmd.gov

Vanessa Johnson
Manager, Executive & Administrative Resources

415.749.4941 vjohnson@baaqmd.gov

Executive Office

415.749.4941

Hearing Board

415.749.5073

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Last Updated: 2/5/2024