CONCORD, CA – Today, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) Director Beverly Lane announced her endorsement of Carlyn Obringer for Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 4. Beverly Lane has been a leader in the fight against climate change since she first walked door to door in Sacramento urging voters to support the proposed California Coastal Commission. She served on the Danville Town Council from 1982 to 1993, was mayor three times, chaired the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority in 1988 and was president of California Elected Women in 1992-93.
Elected to the EBRPD Board of Directors in 1994, Lane has led efforts to establish the Iron Horse Regional Trail, the Calaveras Ridge Trail, and Sycamore Valley Open Space Park. She is particularly interested in preserving cultural resources in the regional parks. In 2008-9 she served on the Community Advisory Committee reviewing reuse plans for the Concord Naval Weapons Station where a 2,500 acre regional park is planned. Lane represents Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Diablo, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Tassajara, and most of Walnut Creek.
In endorsing Carlyn Obringer for Contra Costa County Supervisor, Director Lane stated, “Carlyn is a strong leader for our local parks, open space, and creating local solutions to fight climate change. I know Carlyn will help lead Contra Costa County’s efforts in creating a mix of parks, open space, and great jobs for our economy. I am proud to endorse Carlyn for Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 4.”
In accepting her endorsement, Carlyn Obringer stated, “I am proud to have Director Lane’s endorsement and support for Contra Costa County Supervisor. I have long admired her work to create parks and open space which makes Contra Costa County such a desirable place to live. I look forward to continuing to work with Director Lane as a member of the Board of Supervisors.”