Rich Kinney, Councilmember

For over 17 years, Rich Kinney has served the San Pablo community through a multiple of capacities including adult education teacher, assistant basketball coach at Richmond High School and Contra Costa College, and Chaplain for the San Pablo Police Department, Richmond Police Department and the County's Sheriff's Department.

Elected: November 2016
Term Expires: November 2020

Council Committee Assignments

Memberships: Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG); Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission; League of California Cities East Bay Division; West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee; Marin Clean Energy Board of Directors Member

Standing Committees:
Budget, Fiscal & Legislative; Economic Development & Project Management


  • Bachelor's Degree, Cal State University, 1983
  • San Pablo Chamber of Commerce
  • San Pablo CERT Member Area 3
  • San Pablo Neighborhood Watch

Community Involvement

  • Full Time Substitute teacher at Sylvester Greenwood Academy
  • Former Instructor for Contra Costa Economic Partnership Summer Camp
  • Former Contra Costa College Men's Assistant Basketball Coach
  • Former Richmond High Assistant Boys Basketball
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District Grad Tutor and Adult Education instructor
  • 17 years shared pastorate of a San Pablo church