Rich Kinney, Mayor

For over 19 years, Rich Kinney has served the San Pablo community in  multiple  capacities including educator in the local school district; assistant basketball coach at Richmond High and Contra Costa College; Chaplain for the San Pablo Police Department, Richmond Police Department and the County Sheriff's Department; inner-city Pastor; volunteer on several local and regional committees; and serving as City Council Member since 2012 and Mayor in 2016.

Elected: November 2012
Term Expires: November 2020

City Appointments and Committees:

Local and Regional Assignments:

  • Association of Bay Area Governments (Primary)
  • League of CA Cities East Bay League Division (Primary)
  • Marin Clean Energy Board of Directors (Alternate)

City Council Committees:

  • Budget, Fiscal & Legislative Community Services Standing Committee
  • Economic Development & Project Management Standing Committee


  • Bachelor's Degree, Cal State University, 1983
  • CTE Teaching Credential, Cal Berkeley Extension 2012

Professional Affiliations:

  • Full Time Substitute teacher for WCCUSD and Charter Schools
  • East Bay Leadership Council, Transportation Committee, Member
  • Contra Costa Homelessness Policy Committee

Community Involvement

  • San Pablo CERT Member Area 3
  • San Pablo Neighborhood Watch
  • Former Instructor for Contra Costa Economic Partnership Summer Camps
  • San Pablo Youth Football and Baseball Non-Profit, Board Member-At Large
  • Nueva Liga Hispana, Community Member
  • Sports Announcer and National Anthem Singer for De Anza High School