Board Trustee Joaquin Rivera Appointed President of California County Boards of Education
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Contact: Patrick Gannon, Public Information Officer, (510) 670-7754,

Board Trustee Rivera Appointed President of Statewide Board Organization

HAYWARD, CA - The Alameda County Office of Education congratulates Board of Education Trustee Joaquin Rivera on his appointment as President of the California County Boards of Education (CCBE). 

Rivera was elected President-Elect in 2014 and was officially appointed President at the conclusion of the CCBE’s annual meeting on Friday, December 4th in San Diego, CA.  As President, Rivera will lead the CCBE in the organization's mission of serving as a voice for county boards of education across the state to improve public school policies, increase public awareness, and promote governance training for county board members.

Rivera’s election as president follows a number of previous leadership roles he has held within the CCBE, including serving as Vice President as well as on the CCBE Board of Directors, the Charter School Task force and the Nominating Committee. “I am proud to represent Alameda County as CCBE President and to lead for our work in schools and communities to ensure that every student succeeds,” said Rivera. “I will bring my passion and expertise to continue to advocate for our most at-risk youth and to support what is best for our schools and communities."  

Rivera was elected to the Alameda County Board of Education in 2010 representing District 1 (Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, and portions of Oakland including North Oakland, Temescal, Rockridge, and Uptown). He is currently the chair of the policy and legislation committee and has served as both Vice-President and President of the board.  Before joining the Alameda County Board of Education, Rivera held three terms on the Berkeley School Board.

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About ACOE
The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) serves as liaison between the California Department of Education and the 18 Alameda County public school districts that serve more than 200,000 students and 10,000 teachers. ACOE provides fiscal oversight of the district budgets representing more than $1.78 billion and operates more than 300 programs and services for Alameda County students, parents and educators. ACOE provides, promotes and supports leadership and service to ensure the success of every child, in every school, every day. For more information, visit
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