The Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) was incorporated in 1985 as a non-profit public-benefit organization founded to:
- Preserve and enhance the unique character of the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, California
- Promote the health, safety, and quality of life of its residents
- Furnish a forum for community involvement
- Provide leadership and representation of neighborhood interests
RCPC is a 14-member board of directors representing the Rockridge community to the City of Oakland. Its directors are elected by its members, the citizens of Rockridge who live within its boundaries. The Board meets monthly and its standing committees have their own schedule of meetings. Click here for the current meeting calendar. The 2014-2015 RCPC Board of Directors is currently comprised of the following volunteer members:
- Chair: Stuart Flashman
- Vice Chair: Kevin Faughnan
- Secretary: Rekha Rao
- Treasurer: Ronnie Spitzer
- MC Haug
- Don Kinkead*
- Mike Lin
- Greg Pasquali
- Noah Rosen
- Laura Schlichtmann
- Leonora Sea
* - non-voting member
Elections are held in April of each year. Any resident who lives within RCPC boundaries and is 18 years or older is eligible to run for a seat on the RCPC board and to vote in the election. These elections are held in conjunction with the annual membership meeting and on the following Saturday at the Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue, and are announced in the April issue of The Rockridge News. The Rockridge News is the RCPC newsletter published each month (except August). Articles from The Rockridge News are available online. See the navigation bar link for more information on The Rockridge News.
RCPC Projects: Several landmark projects had their genesis in the RCPC.. These include the Friends of the Rockridge Library (FORL) and the Friends of the Rockridge Temescal Greenbelt (FROG Park). FROG remains under the fiscal umbrella of the RCPC.
RCPC offers many opportunities to be involved in the community through its standing committees including Transportation, Land Use, Parks, and Schools. Write rockridge.org for information on board membership and/or other volunteer opportunities.