At the Dec. 7 Concord City Council meeting, outgoing Mayor Tim McGallian turned over the gavel to Vice Mayor Dominic Aliano after he was selected by fellow councilmembers as the City’s mayor for 2022. Councilmember Laura Hoffmeister was selected to serve as vice mayor for the year ahead. Aliano, Hoffmeister, and Councilmembers Edi Birsan and Carlyn Obringer thanked McGallian for his service as mayor.

McGallian was first appointed to the City Council in January 2017 and was elected to a four-year term in November 2018. He served as Vice Mayor in 2019 and as Mayor in 2020 and 2021; and he previously served as the City’s Treasurer and as a commissioner on Concord’s Planning Commission.

Mayor Aliano and Vice Mayor HoffmeisterAliano was first elected to the Council in November 2018. He previously served on the Board of Directors for three local non-profits: the Monument Crisis Center, Support4Recovery, and the Todos Santos Business Association. Aliano also served on the Concord Planning Commission from 2016 to 2018 and served as the chair in 2018.

Aliano was born, raised, and educated in the City of Concord and is proud to be a native of Concord. He attended St. Agnes School and De La Salle High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Whitworth University.

Hoffmeister was first elected to the Concord City Council in 1997 and was subsequently reelected five times. She served as Mayor in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, and 2016-2017.

Prior to her election, Hoffmeister served as Chair of the Redevelopment Advisory Committee, Vice Chair of the Design Review Board, and was an active member of the Economic Development Task Force, Main Street Committee, County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.

She formerly served on the boards of the Concord Historical Society, American Association of University Women, and is a graduate of Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s “Leadership Concord” Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Environmental Planning from the University of California, Davis.