McGallian selected as Concord’s new Mayor, Aliano named Vice Mayor

At the Tuesday, Dec. 3 Concord City Council meeting, outgoing Mayor Carlyn Obringer turned over the gavel to Vice Mayor Tim McGallian after he was selected by fellow councilmembers as the City’s mayor for 2020. Councilmember Dominic Aliano was selected to serve as vice mayor for the year ahead. McGallian, Aliano and Councilmembers Birsan and Hoffmeister thanked Obringer for her service as mayor.

Obringer was elected to the City Council in November 2016 and served as Vice Mayor in 2018 and as Mayor in 2019. She previously served on Concord’s Design Review Board and the Planning Commission.

Tim McGallian was first appointed to the Concord City Council in January 2017 and elected to a four-year term in November 2018. His one-year term as Mayor began on Dec. 3, 2019.

He previously served as City Treasurer from July 2015 to January 2017. He served on the City of Concord’s Planning Commission from 2010 to 2015. He is the Past President of the Todos Santos Business Association Arts Foundation, through which he founded the Concord July 4th Festival and Fireworks in 2014.

He currently serves on the transportation and infrastructure committees for the National League of Cities and the California League of Cities. He also represents the City of Concord on the MCE Board of Directors and Executive Board.

Dominic Aliano was elected to the City 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.

Earlier in the evening, Obringer recognized Alex Diaz and Steve Pate of Clean Streets Concord with the Mayor’s 2019 Community Service Award. Obringer said their commitment to getting out one day per month to clean up the city and encourage other residents to get involved helped build community and pride in Concord’s neighborhoods.