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Monthly Dinner Meeting

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Crowne Plazza

Finally this is the Thursday Lions meeting with Carol as our speaker. She will talk about her trip to China, The goings on at the City and the Mayor's Conference, Her choice.

David Keen Garges


Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci Biographical Information


Carol Dutra-Vernaci is a lifetime resident of Union City. She graduated from California State University, Hayward with a B.A. in Psychology and a Masters certificate in Taxation. In addition to currently serving as Mayor, Carol is an Enrolled Agent, an income tax professional. As a business owner, she takes pride in sponsoring youth sports teams. She has had her tax practice in Union City for over 30 years. She is a past-president of the Union City Chamber of Commerce and has received the Union City Community Spirit Award for Business.

 Carol began serving the residents of Union City in 1988 when appointed to the Redevelopment Advisory Committee. She was then appointed to the Planning Commission where she served until she was elected to the City Council in 1997. She spent 13 years on the City Council, including three as Vice Mayor, before being elected Mayor. As a Council Member, Carol chaired the Economic Development Advisory Team and currently chairs the Union City Disaster Council.

In June 2014, Carol joined other local leaders from the Bay Area and took part in a trade mission in China to further economic development ties with the region.  Carol has worked to make Union City a place where people can live, work, and play in an environment that is safe and healthy.

 Her prior and current roles in regional government include:

  • Alameda County Housing Commissioner for 13 years (past)
  • Past-President of the East Bay Division, League of California Cities (past)
  • Chair of the Community Services Policy Committee, League of California Cities (past)
  • Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee, League of California Cities (past)
  • Past-President of the New Haven Schools Foundation and the Union City Lions Club (past)
  • Vice-President, Alameda County Mayor Conference (present)
  • Chair, Dumbarton Rail Corridor Police Advisory Committee (present)
  • Executive Committee, East Bay Economic Development Alliance (present)
  • Board Member, East Bay Regional Communications System Authority (present)
  • Member of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (present)
  • Past President of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation (past) 

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