Candidate Forum for East Bay Regional Park District Ward 2 Board Member

This forum took place on Wednesday, October 5. To watch the video and read an accompanying questionnaire, click HERE.

sutterJohn Sutter, the East Bay Regional Park District Ward 2 board member for nearly 20 years, announced in February that he will retire. This leaves the Ward 2 seat open to an all new slate of candidates this November.

Get to know the candidates!

Co-hosted by and the League of Women Voters of Oakland, join us on Wednesday, October 5, from 6:30pm–8:30pm for a candidate forum at the Trudeau Center at Redwood Park (11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA). Moderated by the League, each candidate will have an equal chance to respond to questions from the audience.



The East Bay Regional Park District is governed by a seven-member board of directors, who are publicly elected to serve four-year terms. Each Board Member represents a specific geographic area of the Park District. The District itself comprises all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Ward 2 represents: most of Oakland, Piedmont, Canyon, Moraga, Orinda, Orinda Village, Rheem Valley, Lafayette, Rossmoor, and part of Walnut Creek.

Parks in Ward 2 include: portion of Briones, Anthony Chabot (north of Keller Ave. if extended east), Claremont Canyon, Huckleberry, Leona Open Space, a small portion of Las Trampas, Redwood, Roberts, Sibley, and Temescal.

The Candidates

All four of the registered Ward 2 candidates have accepted their invitation to participate in this forum:

Audree V. Jones-Taylor
Dionisio “Dee” Rosario
John Roberts
Kent Fickett

You may click on their names to visit their websites.

* All candidates, candidate supporters, and audience members must follow the League of Women Voters’ ground rules. Please read them HERE.

Details of this forum

East Bay Regional Park District Ward 2 Candidate Forum
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30pm–8:30pm (includes a 30-minute post-forum reception)
Richard C. Trudeau Conference Center, 11500 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619

For video of the forum, click HERE.


A special thank you to the East Bay Regional Park District for sponsoring this event.