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Concord Appoints New Mayor

Vice Mayor also selected.

Tim Grayson was appointed Mayor of Concord in December 2013.  Photo credit: City of Concord
Tim Grayson was appointed Mayor of Concord in December 2013. Photo credit: City of Concord

City Councilmembers appointed local business owner Tim Grayson Mayor of Concord, California on Tuesday.  

Grayson will be first mayor to hold a two-year term since 1993, after councilmembers voted to double the term limit in October. 

First elected to the council in 2010, he brings a familiarity with entrepreneurship and law enforcement to the dais, which may change the way the city creates the public policies that govern small businesses. He is a member of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Citizen Corps Community Emergency Response Team. He also owns Grayson Construction, a small business based in Concord.

Grayson unabashedly supports his fellow entrepreneurs, especially the ones that specialize in serving meaty dishes, on his Twitter account. 

“Lucille's Smokehouse has just dropped the BBQ bomb in Concord! Grand opening 5/2 at 11am!” Grayson tweeted on April 30. 

“Hilton Concord has the city at heart...btw Plate and Vine restaurant has one if the best burgers you'll ever eat! Great lunch menu!” he tweeted a few days earlier. 

Earlier this year, he was integral to creating a ban on aggressive panhandling within city limits. He also supported creating a center to help victims of violence, which strengthened his working relationship with local law enforcement. The Christian Life College graduate collaborates with the Concord Police Department as a Critical Response Chaplain. 

Councilmember Laura Hoffmeister nominated Grayson to be the mayor and was seconded by Ron Leone.  Council unanimously voted to appoint him.

Councilmember Edi Birsan nominated Ron Leone to be Vice Mayor, with Tim Grayson seconding him. The Council unanimously voted to appoint Leone as Concord’s new Vice Mayor; he will serve for one year.

Outgoing mayor Dan Helix said it had been a joy to be the mayor for the past year. “I still have a whole box of cards that I don’t know what I’m going to do with,” Helix said with a laugh.  

Grayson lives in Concord with his wife and two children. What do you want him to prioritize in 2014?

GDE December 04, 2013 at 04:10 PM
I would like to see something done about the Bed Bugs
Walter R Collazos December 05, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Congratulation to tim! He is a good man! I have him for lunch at the place a I work, and he is always nice. Good for him he finally won....

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