Education Commission


  • 7:00 pm
  • Fourth Thursday each month 
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Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Contact the Commission

To reach the Commission, email You may also contact the Education Commission Staff Liaison Geoff Gillette via email or at (925) 671-5229, with questions or comments. 

Current Commissioners & School Assignments

Each Commissioner is tasked with liaising with at least one school in the Pleasant Hill area.  Listed below are the current commissioners and their current school assignments (school assignments are subject to change, based on the decision of the Commission):

  • Jennifer Andersen, Chair, Hidden Valley Elementary
  • Jessica Clark, Pleasant Hill Elementary and MDUSD Board
  • Jason Sommers Pleasant Hill Middle School
  • Tracy Ervin-Lowery, Sequoia Elementary School
  • Lydia Gali Strandwood Elementary School
  • Aaron Edell, Sequoia Middle
  • Laima Haider, College Park High School 
  • Marni Hutchins, Valhalla Elementary
  • Dave Kludt, Vice Chair, Fair Oaks Elementary
  • Michelle Simone Valley View Middle School
  • Linda Waters, Gregory Gardens Elementary
For commission, committee and board term dates, view the Local Appointments List.


The mission of the Commission is to advocate for quality public education in Pleasant Hill. The commission advises the City Council and acts as a conduit between the City and the Mount Diablo Unified School District. 
Members must reside in either Valley View or Pleasant Hill Middle School attendance areas and need not be a City resident. Length of term is normally four years. The commission is comprised of eleven members.