The current term of the South Bay seat on the Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority will end in March 2017 and will be filled following a nomination process.

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority is a regional government entity, created in 2008 with jurisdiction extending throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Its mission is to raise and allocate funds for the restoration, enhancement, protection and enjoyment of wetlands and wildlife in the San Francisco Bay and along its shoreline.

In June of 2016 Bay Area voters approved a regional parcel tax expected to generate $25 million per year for 20 years for this purpose. More information about the Restoration Authority is available at http://sfbayrestore.org/board-documents.php 

The Restoration Authority is governed by a board consisting of seven members appointed by the Association of Bay Area Governments. Those eligible for appointment to the South Bay seat on the Governing Board are elected officials of a South Bay city or county that touches the San Francisco Bay. The South Bay consists of Santa Clara County, the portion of Alameda County that is south of the southern boundary of the City of Hayward, and the portion of San Mateo County that is south of the northern boundary of Redwood City.  ABAG is interested in appointing someone who:

  • Has a demonstrated interest in the restoration and conservation of San Francisco Bay;
  • Is willing to make funding decisions that are in the best interest of the Bay Area region as a whole;
  • Will work collegially with elected officials from outside their own jurisdiction; and
  • Has the time and interest to be an active member of the Governing Board who can regularly attend board meetings as well as take on occasional tasks requiring work between board meetings.

The appointment will be for the term from March 21, 2017 to April 21, 2021. If you would like to be considered for appointment, please prepare a letter of interest addressed to ABAG President Julie Pierce, Association of Bay Area Governments, 375 Beale Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, California 94105. Please include a statement about your interest in serving on the Governing Board, a description of your experience with wetlands restoration, and your experience working at a regional level or other related collaborative efforts.Your letter of interest should be emailed to Fred Castro, ABAG Clerk of the Board, atfredc@abag.ca.govPlease submit your letter of interest by February 17, 2017 for consideration by the ABAG Executive Board at its meeting on March 16, 2017.

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