Cecilia Valdez, Councilmember

After retiring from a 25-year career in court reporting from San Francisco Superior Courts, Cecilia Valdez dedicated herself to serving her community through her membership and participation in many organizations. As an elected official, she continues with the same dedication to her official duties as well as to her community organizations.

Elected: 2008
Term Ends: November 2020 

City Appointments and Committees:

Local and Regional Assignments:

  • West County Integrated Waste Management/RecycleMore JPA Authority (Prmary)
  • West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (Primary)
  • Sister City Committee (Alternate)

City Council Committees:

  • Early Education Task Force Ad-hoc Subcommittee

Prior Appointments:

  • San Pablo Library Commissioner (Former)


  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior
  • University of San Francisco

Community Involvement:

  • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County; Former Vice Chair, Associate Member 
  • Member of West County Democratic Party
  • NALEO Member (National Association of Latino Elected Officials)
  • Member of Contra Costa College Foundation Board of Directors (past)
  • Member of San Pablo Rotary
  • League of California Cities – Women’s Caucus