Education Commission

Facial Tissue Collection Drive - Sept 24

As part of this year's Community Service Day, the Education Commission is asking the community to participate in a facial tissue collection benefitting our area schools. On September 24, 2022, from 9am- 1pm bring facial tissues (any brand) in boxes or individual packets to Pleasant Hill Park and drop them off with the Commission.  Commissioners will sort and deliver the tissues to schools over the following weeks. 


  • 7:00 pm
  • Fourth Thursday each month 
  • Check agenda for location


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Contact the Commission

To reach the Commission, email You may also contact the Education Commission Staff Liaison Geoff Gillette via email or at (925) 671-5229, with questions or comments. 

Current Commissioners & School Assignments

Each Commissioner is tasked with liaising with at least one school in the Pleasant Hill area.  Listed below are the current commissioners and their current school assignments (school assignments are subject to change, based on the decision of the Commission):

  • Dave Kludt, Chair:  Fair Oaks Elementary School
  • Lydia Gali, Vice Chair:  Strandwood Elementary School
  • Jennifer Andersen: Hidden Valley Elementary
  • Jason Sommers: Pleasant Hill Elementary School
  • Marisa Graves: Pleasant Hill Middle School
  • Jennifer Moore: Sequoia Middle School
  • Aaron Edell: Sequoia Elementary School
  • Laima Haider: College Park High School 
  • Ashley McDonald: Gregory Gardens Elementary School
  • Troy Jones: Valley View Middle School
  • Lindsey Dohlman
For commission, committee and board term dates, view the Local Appointments List.


The mission of the Commission is to advocate for quality public education in Pleasant Hill. The commission advises the City Council and acts as a conduit between the City and the Mount Diablo Unified School District. 
Members must reside in either Valley View or Pleasant Hill Middle School attendance areas and need not be a City resident. Length of term is normally four years. The commission is comprised of eleven members.