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The committee

Profiles, when available, are linked via their names.

Amalia Cunningham and her husband are El Cerrito homeowners with two small children, who are frequent library visitors, especially at the very crowded storytimes.

Grace MacNeill is a retired El Cerrito branch librarian and long time volunteer with the Friends of El Cerrito Library.

Al Miller and his wife have lived in El Cerrito since 1979. Al has served on several city commissions and committees and currently serves as a Director of the Stege Sanitary District.

Tom Panas, a County Library Commissioner and an officer of the Historical Society, lives at the the south end of town with his wife and two children.

Gary Pokorny is a long-time resident of El Cerrito. He was City Manager of El Cerrito from 1989 to 2000. He recently retired as City Manager of Walnut Creek where he helped that community build a new library that opened in 2010.

Steven Poulos has lived in El Cerrito for 28 years and is retired from the Center for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley. He is El Cerrito’s Commissioner to the Contra Costa County Library Commission.

Amy and Thomas Rogers have lived in El Cerrito since 2000. Thomas has taught at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and San Jose State University. Amy is an e-learning librarian. She envisions a new beautiful community library that will become a pride and joy of El Cerrito.