Committee & Workgroup Information

Advisory Council on Aging
Third Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 12 Noon
500 Ellinwood Way, Board Rooms A & B in
Pleasant Hill

Dr. Robert Leasure, Current President
Jaime Ray, Staff


Executive Committee recommends agenda for Advisory Council meetings.

First Wednesday, 9:30 -12 Noon
500 Ellinwood Way, 1st Floor Corner Conference Room in Pleasant Hill

Dr. Robert Leasure
, Chair
Jaime Ray, Staff


Planning Committee works with staff to develop the Area Plan for programs and services.

First Tuesday, 9:30 - 12 Noon
500 Ellinwood Way, 1st Floor Corner Conference Room in Pleasant Hill

Vernon Jones, Chair
Laurie Ulrick, Co-Chair
Jaime Ray, Staff
Doreen Gaedtke, Staff


Membership Committee recruits and selects members-at-large for the Advisory Council. Also serves to facilitate the selection of Nominating Committee members for election of Council officers.

Third Wednesday, 12 Noon - 1:00 PM
500 Ellinwood Way, 1st Floor Corner Conference Room in Pleasant Hill

Beverly Wallace, Chair
Jaime Ray, Staff
Doreen Gaedke, Staff


Legislative Advocacy Work Group
studies state and federal proposed legislation and policies affecting older adults. Works to raise awareness through presentations, forums and surveys. Advocates for and against proposed bills and policies.

First Monday, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
500 Ellinwood Way, 1st Floor Corner Conference Room in Pleasant Hill

Shirley Krohn, Chair
Joanna Kim-Selby, Co-Chair
Jaime Ray, Staff

Health Work Group assesses current and proposed health-related programs and systems for older adults, including physical health and long term care. Advocates for quality, suitability, affordability and accessibility.

Second Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

500 Ellinwood Way, 1st Floor Ice Breaker Conference Room in Pleasant Hill

John Rinaudo, Chair
Edward Schroth, Co-Chair
Jaime Ray, Staff

Housing Work Group supports activities directed toward adequate and affordable housing for seniors, through education of local officials and the community and through legislation.

This group is currently non active

Jaime Ray, Staff

Transportation Work Group (Senior Mobility Action Council [SMAC]) concerns itself with issues relating to the transportation needs of the County's older adults. Works to affect transit policy and maintains contact with the various transportation service providers, seeking coordination, accessibility, and affordability of transit services.

Fourth Monday, 9:00-11:00 AM
40 Douglas Drive, Conference Rooms 100-101 in Martinez

Mary Bruns, Chair
Tighe Boyle, Co-Chair (Not AC Member)
Jaime Ray, Staff

Marketing Group provides tools and strategies to the Council members for promoting the Council’s mission and raise its visibility throughout the County’s communities.

An ad hoc of Executive Committee
By arrangement, as needed

Earle Ormiston, Chair
Jaime Ray, Staff