David E. Durant, Councilmember

David DurantCouncilmember Durant was born and raised in New York City but has lived in Pleasant Hill since 1990. He graduated from Rutgers University and the University of Chicago Law School.

David was elected to the Pleasant Hill City Council in 1999, after serving as a Planning Commissioner (serving as Chair from 1998 to 1999) and a Redevelopment Advisory Committee member (serving as Chair in 1994). Since 1999, David has served as Mayor (2001-02, 2006-07 and 2010-11) and as the Redevelopment Agency Chair (1999-2000, 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2009-10). He is an associate member of the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce, is also a past member of the Retail Business Task Force, and is a graduate of Leadership Diablo.

David was re-elected to the City Council in November 2012 for a four-year term.

David served on the Contra Costa County Mayors’ Conference Executive Committee from 2004 to 2008, and served as Chair of the Conference for the 2006 term. He represented the Mayors’ Conference on the Contra Costa County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) from 2000 to 2014, and served as ALUC Chair from 2005 to 2014. David served on Contra Costa’s “Shaping Our Future” Steering Committee from 2002 to 2004, and as the city representative to the Regional Committee to Develop a Mutually Agreed Upon Urban Limit Line from 2004 to 2005. He has served on the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Board since 2008.

In addition to being the City-appointed representative on numerous committees, David has volunteered with multiple organizations, including his church, legal services agencies, and Habitat for Humanity. He serves on two non-profit organizations’ boards of directors: Legal Assistance for Seniors (a senior legal services provider, where he currently serves as Board President) and Youth ALIVE! (A youth violence prevention and leadership training organization).

For his “day job,” David is secretary and general counsel for Yapstone, Inc, in Walnut Creek, California.

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Council Assignments to External Committees

  • Buchanan Field Airport Master Plan Steering Committee (Alternate)
  • Recreation and Park District Liaison
  • Youth Organizations Liaison (Alternate)

Standing Committees

  • Interview and Nominating Committee