Aliano Selected as Concord’s New Mayor, Hoffmeister Named Vice Mayor

Aliano Selected as Concord’s New Mayor, Hoffmeister Named Vice Mayor 

Aliano Selected as Concord’s New Mayor, Hoffmeister Named Vice Mayor
Concord’s new mayor, Dominic Aliano, takes over the gavel from outgoing mayor Tim McGallian Dec. 7, 2021. (Jennifer Ortega photo)

CONCORD, CA (Dec. 7, 2021) – At the Dec. 7 Concord City Council meeting, outgoing Mayor Tim McGallian turned over the gavel to Vice Mayor Dominic Aliano. Fellow councilmembers selected Aliano as the City’s mayor for 2022.

They also selected councilmember Laura Hoffmeister to serve as vice mayor for the year ahead. Aliano, Hoffmeister, and Councilmembers Edi Birsan and Carlyn Obringer thanked McGallian for his service as mayor.

McGallian was first appointed to the City Council in January 2017. He won election to a four-year term in November 2018. He served as Vice Mayor in 2019 and as Mayor in 2020 and 2021. In addition, he previously served as the City’s Treasurer and as a commissioner on Concord’s Planning Commission.

Aliano first won election to the Council in November 2018. He previously served on the Board of Directors for three local non-profits: the Monument Crisis Center, Support4Recovery, and the Todos Santos Business Association. Aliano also served on the Concord Planning Commission from 2016 to 2018 and served as the chair in 2018.

Aliano was born, raised, and educated in the City of Concord and is proud to be a native of Concord. He attended St. Agnes School and De La Salle High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Whitworth University.

Vice Mayor Hoffmeister

Hoffmeister was first elected to the Concord City Council in 1997 and was subsequently reelected five times. She served as Mayor in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, and 2016-2017.

Prior to her election, Hoffmeister served as Chair of the Redevelopment Advisory Committee, Vice Chair of the Design Review Board, and was an active member of the Economic Development Task Force, Main Street Committee, County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.

She formerly served on the boards of the Concord Historical Society, American Association of University Women, and is a graduate of Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s “Leadership Concord” Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Environmental Planning from the University of California, Davis.

Mayor’s Community Service Awards

During the meeting, McGallian recognized Raymond Barbour, Christa Fairfield and Dominic Machi with the Mayor’s 2021 Community Service Award. McGallian said:

“Ray is known by many as a silent hero who is always there to support his community. During the pandemic Ray volunteered to manage the Concord Food Logistics Center which benefitted the entire region by helping those with food insecurities during the pandemic and the California wildfires.”

“Christa Fairfield has worked tirelessly to provide food through the food pantry at the St. Bonaventure’s Church. Through her efforts, Christa helped deliver thousands of emergency food boxes and supplies to Concord families.”

“Dominic Machi, who oversees all food operations for the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, worked with the City and Meals on Wheels to provide weekly senior meals in support of our Senior Meals & Helpers Program, Neighbor Express. Dominic developed innovate distributions methods and used the MDUSD Central Kitchen as a hub to support multiple agencies in Concord.”

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s office at (925) 671-3158.

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