Date & Time: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 11:41am
Event Description: 
SMC Director of Community & Government Relations Tim Farley.

Tim Farley, a veteran of California and Contra Costa County civic affairs, became the College's director of community and government relations on Oct. 1.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to enhance Saint Mary's positive reputation in the community," Farley says.

A native of Martinez, Farley is already a familiar face to community and state leaders, including U.S. Reps. George Miller, D-Martinez, and Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek, U.S. Senators Barbra Boxer and Dianne Feinstein and members of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors.

Prior to his arrival at the College, Farley served as district director for former state Assemblyman Joe Canciamilla '82. He also worked for state Assemblyman Bob Campbell in the late 1980s.

In 1990, Farley was elected to the Martinez City Council at age 30. He served two four-year terms. In 1996, Congressman Miller appointed Farley to the U.S. Presidential Electoral College, which casts the constitutionally required vote for president.

In addition to his local work, Farley has teamed up with Peter Camejo to promote socially responsible investing. He's also written a public affairs column for the Martinez Record.

Farley serves on the Parish Council at Christ the King Church in Pleasant Hill. His wife, Eileen, teaches at Pine Hollow Middle School in Concord. Sons Zachary, 16, and Vincent, 13, are avid water polo players and students at Alhambra High and Martinez Junior High.

In his first few weeks at Saint Mary's, Farley has hit the ground running, meeting with the Moraga Town Manager Phil Vince '79 on construction issues and with Sacramento politicians and advocacy groups on higher education concerns.

"I really enjoy being at this institution," he says. "Saint Mary's has a lot to offer the broader regional community."

You can reach Tim Farley at (925) 631-4830 or tjf5@stmarys-ca.edu.

Photo by Bill Sullivan

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