Councilmember Gordon Wozniak's Biography

Smaller Gordon Home Page PictureGordon Wozniak was elected to Berkeley's City Council in November 2002.

During his 10 years in office, he has focused on reducing property crime, making government more transparent, increasing sustainability, and including student constituents in City government.

In addition to his work on Council, Gordon represents Berkeley as the First Vice President on the Alameda County StopWaste Authority, which is our countywide recycling program. He also serves on the City of Berkeley’s Agenda Committee, which sets the agendas for Berkeley City Council meetings, and on the 4 x 4 Joint Task Force Committee on Housing, which includes four members of City Council and four members of the Rent Board to collaborate on city housing policy issues.

Gordon's roots with Berkeley run deep: he came to Berkeley as a graduate student at Cal in 1966 and has lived here ever since. He met his wife Evie during school, got married, and raised two children - all in District 8. Along with his experience as research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Gordon worked on City problems as a commissioner on the Planning Commission, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Environmental Commission. He has also been a board member of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.