About Carlyn

HP_Slide1Whether it be through her volunteer work, her public service as Chair of the Concord Planning Commission, or her professional life analyzing budgets and conducting Brown Act and government ethics trainings, Carlyn Obringer has seen first hand that hard work is the foundation of any successful community. As Concord is going through a period of change, her experience and work ethic would make her a valuable asset to the Concord City Council.

Carlyn’s Public Service Gives Her the Planning Experience Our Community Needs As Concord Grows:

  • Chair of the Planning Commission, City of Concord
  • Former Chair of the Commission for Women, Contra Costa County
  • Former Board member, Design Review Board, City of Concord
  • Liaison to TRANSPAC, a regional transportation planning committee for Central Contra Costa County
  • Community Council Member, Family Justice Center, Concord
  • Member of the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to Transit Plan Advisory Committee, City of Concord
  • Concord Pioneer monthly columnist

Carlyn’s Professional Experience Gives Her the Budget Expertise and Brown Act Knowledge Our Council Needs:

  • Director of Knowledge Management, California Charter Schools Association, where Carlyn analyzes budgets, advises community members, and conducts Brown Act and government ethics trainings throughout the state
  • Former Researcher, Writer, and Translator, Japan External Trade Organization
  • MBA, Fisher Graduate School of International Business, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Carlyn Doesn’t Just Talk About Helping Others- She Shows Up Ready To Work:

  • Chair and Former Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Monument Impact, a non-profit based in Concord’s Monument Community
  • Former Board Member, American Association of University Women, Concord Branch, where she founded and annually chairs the AAUW-Concord Art and Wine (and Beer!) Walk that raises money for educational scholarships for Concord women and girls
  • 2013 Concord AAUW Woman of the Year
  • Former President, Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista, a non-profit working to improve the lives of women and girls in our community
  • Former Vice-Chair and current member, Concord Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee
  • Board Member, Concord Ambassadors
  • Former Adult Volunteer, Contra Costa County Youth Commission
  • Docent at Galindo House, Concord Historical Society
  • Weekly collector of donations in support of the Todos Santos Music and Market Program

She holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and resides near downtown Concord with her husband, Justin and dog Crystal.