Council Member Francisco Zermeño

Council Member Francisco ZermenoCouncil Member Francisco Zermeño was first elected to the Hayward City Council in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 and 2016.

Hayward City Hall
777 B St.
Hayward, CA 94541-5007
Email: Francisco.Zermeno@hayward-ca.gov
Phone: 510.583.4352
Fax: 510.583.3601


Education

  • B.A., Spanish and Portuguese, 1975, UC Santa Bárbara
  • M.A., Spanish and Portuguese, 1978, UC Santa Bárbara

Occupation

  • Professor of Spanish, Chabot College, Hayward
  • Business Owner, Terlingua Translation, Hayward

Elected Office

  • Elected – Hayward City Council, 2008
  • Re-Elected – Hayward City Council, 2012
  • Re-Elected - Hayward City Council, 2016

Current Council Commission/Committee Assignments

  • Council Airport Committee
  • Council Sustainability Committee
  • Hayward Youth Commission – Council Liaison

Current Intergovernmental Agency Assignments

  • AC Transit - Cetral Alameda County Policy Advisory Committee - Delegate
  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority - Alternate
  • Association of Bay Area Governments - General Assembly- Delegate
  • Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) - Alternate
  • South Hayward BART Station Access Authority - Delegate

Community Service

  • Hayward Planning Commission – 1999-2007
  • Hayward Library Commissioner – 1998
  • Task Force on the Hayward Public Library - 1996

Community Awards

  • John Pappas Humanitarian Award, Hayward, 1996
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Award, January 2005
  • Teacher of the Year, SWCOLT (Southwest Coalition of Language Teachers), 2005
  • Alameda County Arts Leadership Award, 2007

Professional Activities & Community Involvement

  • ROTC, 1971-1973.
  • 35 years at Chabot College, Hayward, teaching Spanish 
Presenter at CLTA, FLANC, AATSP, SWCOLT (and other non-language) conferences
  • FLANC’s Newsletter Editor, 1999 -
  • Faculty Advisor of MECHA at Chabot College, 1980 -
  • La Alianza de Hayward co-founder and Director, 1991 -
  • St. Bede’s School Board Member (1992-95)
  • PUENTE Project Mentor, 1982 -
  • Faculty Union Officer & Negotiator, Chabot College, 1988 – 1998
  • CABE of Hayward (California Association of Bilingual Educators)
  • CLEA (Chicano Latino Education Association) of Chabot College co-founder, 1985 -
  • Columnist of the Hayward Daily Review newspaper on 
(Latino issues, every Wednesday ¬ Oct. 2004 – Jan, 2007)
  • Co-author, AZ Spanish Study Guide, 2000
  • Chabot Faculty Senate member, 2005-2008
  • Author, Café Chronicles (Floricanto Press, 2007)
  • Co-Founder of Café con leche monthly newsletter, 2007.
  • Master Day of the Dead Altar Builder, 1980 –
  • Faculty Adviser to the Ballet Folclórico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno, 1985 –
  • Co-organizer of El Cinco de Mayo Festival, Downtown Hayward, 1986-
  • Hayward Time Capsule Task Force member, 1994
  • Co-founder of the Hayward Youth Mariachi Program, with Héctor García, in 1996
  • Faculty Adviser to Grupo Tlapalli dance troupe, 1996-
  • Task Force member on the Hayward Public Library, 1996,
  • Hayward Arts Council Board Member, 1996-2001. Introduced the idea of Murals in Hayward for a future Mural tour.
  • Co-founder of the Annual César Estrada Chávez Celebration, 1998 -
  • Hayward San Felipe Sister Committee – member and officer, 1998 – 2006.
  • Register of Voters, 1999 -
  • Return of the Swallows Festival of Chabot College Annual Festival founder/organizer, 2000 -
  • Greater Hayward Democrats Member, 2000 -
  • Greater Hayward Democrats President 2008-2010, 2013-
  • St. Rose Foundation Board Member, 2004-
  • CALDO (Alameda Latino Democratic Organization), co-founder and Vice President, 2004 – 2006,
  • Founder of and Producer of The Best of the Best, Lo Mero Mero (Chabot College TV show for our students) 2006.
  • Organizer of the Chabot College/Hayward Mariachi Festival, 2006 –
  • Chabot Green Team founder – 2007 -
  • Council Adviser to the Hayward Youth Commission, 2008-
  • Participant of the Adopt a Block Program (Sleepy Hollow Avenue), 2008
  • Committee member of Save St. Rose Hospital, December 2012 –
  • Member of Hayward Rotary, 2013 -