The council declared Dec. 5 to be "Bill Shinn Day" in Concord as a tribute to the outgoing vice mayor, who is entering into retirement.
Shin thanked city staff and the community, and in parting, congratulated Dan Helix and told new Council member Edi Birsan to "give 'em hell."
Members of the council and other officials, including Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla and District IV Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, shared their appreciation for Shinn's dedication to Concord and its constituents.
Shinn has served on the City Council since 2004, and was Concord’s mayor in 2008. He also worked with the Countywide Committee on Ending Homelessness and chaired the East Bay Regional Communications System. He served as chair of the Concord Human Relations Commission from 1999 to 2003, and in 2003 and 2004, was a member of the Concord Planning Commission. Shinn retired from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office after 29 years of public service.