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Published January, 9th 2019
New Year, new city council lineup
The 2019 Lafayette City Council, from left: Council Member Susan Candell, Vice Mayor Mike Anderson, Mayor Cam Burks, and Council Member Teresa Gerringer. Photo Pippa Fisher

Although at press time the city council was still awaiting the appointment of a fifth member, who will fill the seat left by the sudden passing of Council Member Mark Mitchel, right now the lineup is Mayor Cam Burks, Vice Mayor Mike Anderson, and council members Susan Candell and Teresa Gerringer.
Vice Mayor Mike Anderson
Anderson was elected to the city council in 2004 and has served three terms as mayor in 2008, 2013 and 2017. He was chair of the planning commission in 2004, appointed to the commission in 2000. Additionally he was a member of the Lafayette General Plan advisory committee from 1993 to 2002.
Anderson has lived with his wife in Lafayette for 27 years. Now retired, during his 32-year career with the East Bay Regional Park District he planned, designed and developed parks and trails, was responsible for finding funding for such projects, working with residents to get their input through workshops and surveys.
Council Member Susan Candell
Candell has been an active resident in the community, attending council meetings for many years, taking special interest in proposed development on Deer Hill Road. She is a big supporter of the recently passed more rigorous Conflict of Interest policy for the Planning and Design Review Commissions. She was appointed to the Circulation Commission in early 2018. Additionally Candell is president of the Springhill Valley Homeowners Association and is a Lafayette Community Foundation board member.
Candell's educational background includes a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from UC Berkeley, and master's degree in nuclear engineering from MIT. She works at Carl Zeiss X-Ray Microscopy in Pleasanton, as an image quality engineer developing a world-leading industrial MicroCT device. She spent 20 years as a medical CT engineer for Imatron, General Electric, and Siemens Oncology Care.
Candell has lived more than 40 years in the Lamorinda area - the last 20 years in Lafayette where she raised her two children with her husband.
Council Member Teresa Gerringer
Gerringer is, like Candell, an active member of the community. She has served for 18 years on the Lafayette School Board and is a member of the Lafayette Community Foundation. However, unlike Candell, she is not in favor of the new COI policy and considers it to be overreaching.
Gerringer has a bachelor's degree in public administration and an MBA. She works as district director to state Sen. Steve Glazer.
A 22-year resident of Lafayette, Gerringer lives with her husband in the Reliez Valley area. Their two daughters attended Lafayette schools and have both now graduated from college.

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