Contra Costa County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Gayle B. Uilkema

Candidate for
Supervisor; County of Contra Costa; District 2

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Public Sector Experience

Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, District 2 (1997-present) Commissions & Committees

  • Criminal Justice Agency
  • East Bay Public Safety Corridor Partnership
  • Family & Human Services Committee
  • Finance Committee, 1998 Chair
  • Hazardous Waste Management Committee
  • Head Start Policy Council
  • Internal Operations Committee, Chair
  • Internal Quality Assurance Committee
  • Justice System Executive Coordinating Committee
  • Mental Health Commission
  • Regional Access Network
  • Transportation, Water & Infrastructure Committee
  • Water Committee, 1997 Chair

Regional Commissions & Boards
  • Association of Bay Area Governments Executive Board
  • Hazardous Waste Management Capacity Allocation Committee
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)
  • Public Outreach Steering Committee, Chair
  • Budget & Finance Committee, Chair
  • Accidental Emissions ad hoc Committee
  • Database Conversion ad hoc Committee, Vice Chair
  • Bay Conservation & Development Commission
  • Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, Director
  • Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority
  • South West Area Transportation Committee
  • Cal-ID RAN Board of Directors
  • CSAC Health & Human Services Committee
  • West County Integrated Waste Management Authority
  • West Contra Costa Transportation Authority

Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
Commissioner (1984-present)
Chair (1987, 1991, 1995)
  • Water Committee, Chair (1995)
  • East County Water Planning Committee

California State Association of LAFCO Agencies, Executive Board (1993-1996)

Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (CCCTA)

Founding Director, Board of Directors (1981-present)
Board of Directors Chair (1981, 1991)
Standing Committees: Operations & Scheduling, Administration & Finance, Long-Term Strategic Planning, Marketing & Planning, Contract Management

Contra Costa Mayors' Conference appointments

  • Housing Task Force
  • Solar Energy Advisory Committee
  • Water Task Force
  • Rabies Task Force

City of Lafayette
  • Mayor (1982, 1984, 1991, 1995)
  • Council Member (1978-1997)
  • Council Representative: BART, CATV, Chamber of Commerce, East Bay Regional Park District, School District
  • Council Liaison: Design Review, Crime Prevention, Police & Public Safety, Economic Development, Emergency Preparedness, Parking, Parks & Recreation, Senior Services (implemented Senior Lunch Program), Traffic, Walkways, Youth Program

Master of Public Administration, Organizational Management, California State University at Hayward
Batchelor of Science degree, Business Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
California Teaching Credential, Business Management (Lifetime)

Academic Experience

John F. Kennedy University, School of Management, Orinda, CA
Adjunct Professot (1984-1997)
Leadership Development, Ethics, Community Issue Forum, Issues That Impact Managers

California State University, Hayward, Graduate School of Public Administration
Instructor (1993-1997)
Public Policy, Advocacy, Coalition Building for Non Profits

University of California, Berkeley, School of Management (Extension School)
Consultant (1993), Emergency Planning Graduate Certificate Program

Private Sector Experience

Dimensional Resources, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA (1994-1996)

Vice President, Telecommunications Consulting
Certification: Women's Business Enterprise (W.B.E.)


American Association of University Women (AAUW)
National Officer (1978-1981)
State and Regional Board of Directors (8 years)
Chapter President

University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Theology & Philosophy
Board of Advisors, DSPT (1984-1987)

St. Perpetua's Catholic Church
Lector/Lay Minister


  • Distinguished Woman Award (AAUW)
  • MTC Transportation Award
  • Wal-Mart National Hometown Leadership Award
  • 1997 Alumni of the Year Award, California State University, Haward

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