District IV Supervisor Ken Carlson

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Welcome to the District IV website! As your County Supervisor, I was elected to serve the communities of Clayton, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and Concord and the unincorporated Contra Costa Centre and Morgan Territory.


This page is devoted to being a resource for my constituents. I have provided information to assist you in reaching popular County departments and services, general information about me and the district, and updates on District 4 and Countywide initiatives. 


I look forward to connecting with you.


Ken Carlson

 County and Community Updates

Seeking Nominations for 

Contra Costa County Youth Hall of Fame 

cesar chavez (Martinez, CA) – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Contra Costa County Youth Hall of Fame Awards. These awards are presented annually to outstanding Contra Costa County residents between 12 and 18. The students will be recognized at the 29th Annual César E. Chávez Commemorative Celebration on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 11 am in Board Chambers at 1025 Escobar Street in Martinez. Community members can also join the event live on Contra Costa Television channels and the County’s website


Nominees should demonstrate exemplary behavior in one of five categories: 

  • Good Samaritan: Goes out of their way to do for others without seeking recognition 
  • Volunteerism: Lends a helping hand for the good of the community; Gives their time and energy to a worthy cause or organization 
  • Teamwork: Works unselfishly for the good of the team 
  • Leadership and Civic Engagement: A natural leader who inspires others and works to make a difference in school and the community 
  • Perseverance: Has worked hard to overcome obstacles and achieve success                  

For more information and the application form to nominate youth in our community, visit https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/FormCenter/Contra-Costa-County-Cesar-E-Chavez-Youth-42/2023-Contra-Costa-County-Youth-Hall-of-F-358.  

 We invite you to submit your nomination by completing the form and uploading it to the County website or emailing the application and your letter of recommendation to Lia Bristol at YouthNomination@dcd.cccounty.us. 
Nominations must be received or postmarked by February 17, 2023. Recipients will be recognized at the April 4, 2023, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors’ César E. Chávez Celebration. 

Volunteers Needed to Annual Point in Time 

Homeless Count  

 Led by the Contra Costa Health, Housing and Homeless (H3) Team and Contra Costa County's Continuum of Care, the PIT (Point in Time) Count provides a one-day snapshot of homelessness in Contra Costa. It impacts funding and helps improve our understanding of the size and characteristics of our homeless population. H3 is seeking volunteers to help identify people experiencing unsheltered homelessness on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, for the 2023 homeless PIT Count. 


Volunteers will need to complete a 90-minute training in advance of the count the week of January 9th. A virtual training will be offered the following week for people unable to attend the in-person training in their area.


For more information, please visit https://2023-point-in-time-count-cocogis.hub.arcgis.com/ 

 For questions about volunteer participation, please contact contracostacoc@cchealth.org.