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Richmond Community


The City of Richmond, a small city with big city challenges is located in western Contra Costa County (see map), 16 miles northeast of San Francisco, on a peninsula separating San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay. With its history of activism, particularly around environmental justice issues, the community is poised to move forward bringing with it the commitment, diversity of viewpoints and an engaged leadership that are needed to support a healthy community.

Richmond is a residential inner suburb, as well as the site of heavy industry. While the mean household income is $66,250, roughly one-quarter of Richmond's families and individuals fall below the Federal Poverty Level and nearly one in five residents lack a high school diploma, which is lower than the national average of 84.2 percent.


These challenges provide a tremendous opportunity for Richmond community members and supporters, in partnership with The California Endowment, to make a difference in the six Richmond neighborhoods where the foundation will focus its investments:
Belding Woods, Coronado, Iron Triangle, North Richmond, Pullman, and Santa Fe.

Leadership

City Council:
Gayle McLaughlin - Mayor
Nathaniel Bates – Councilmember
Jovanka Beckles – Councilmember
Courtland "Corky" Boozé - Vice Mayor 
Tom Butt – Councilmember

Jael Myrick - Councilmember
Jim Rogers – Councilmember

City Manager:
Bill Lindsay


County Supervisors:
1st District: John M. Gioia
Governor: Jerry Brown (D)

State Senat
e:
Loni Hancock (D-9)

State Assembly:
Nancy Skinner (D-14)

U.S. Senators:
Dianne Feinstein (D)
Barbara Boxer (D)

U.S. Representatives:
George Miller (D-7)