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

Become a Tutor with Project Second Chance, Contra Costa County Library’s Free Adult Literacy Program

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Did you know that 1 in 5 of our adult neighbors in Contra Costa County cannot read or write in English above a 6th grade level? You can help!

Project Second Chance, Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program, is seeking volunteer tutors who are willing to spend three hours a week tutoring a neighbor at a public location or virtually. Whether it’s helping a neighbor read to a child, search for a job, or get U.S. citizenship, volunteer literacy tutors make a world of difference. 

No teaching experience or degrees are required; good tutors are empathetic, patient, able to give clear directions, and willing to learn new skills themselves. The first step is to visit ccclib.org/psc to complete a prospective tutor orientation form online. Staff will then be in touch with you to register you for an upcoming tutor training class. For more information, call (925) 691-3960 or email [email protected]

District 4 Pride Month Events

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Clayton Pride Parade Flyer

Council on Homelessness Seeking Input on Homeless Services Information Tools 

For 2023, the Equity Committee of the Council on Homelessness is focused on creating "accessible information, outreach, and educational materials to engage underserved and/or previously unreached communities in Contra Costa County so that people experiencing or at risk of homelessness have equitable access to housing resources and housing outcomes.”

To support this work, the Equity Committee has developed surveys for two groups:

  • Amplifiers: people/agencies/groups who may have contact with people seeking homeless/housing services and can help share out materials/information
  • People With Lived Experience: people who have a lived experience of homelessness

The surveys ask what people currently know about homeless services and what kinds of information and materials (communication tools) are needed about these kinds of services.

For more information about the survey, please contact Contra Costa Health Housing (H3) and Homeless Services Division at (925) 608-6700. For more information about H3, please visit H3's website.


 Broadband for All is a Bay Area-wide Digital Equity and BEAD Planning Workshop. 

#OaklandUndivided, East Bay EDA, Tech Exchange, City of San Francisco Digital Equity, SF Tech Council, the California Department of Technology (CDT), and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are working to close the digital divide and ask community members from all walks of life to take part by sharing their experiences with connectivity and adoption issues, device access, and knowledge/training about how to use devices. 

Your input will help determine how future federal dollars are allocated to address digital injustice in your community. For more information, please visit Broadbandforall.cdt.ca.gov

Operation Documentation

Veterans are invited to bring their DD 214 (discharge paperwork) to the County Clerk-Recorder's office at 555 Escobar Street in Martinez on Wednesday, May 31st between 8 am and Noon. The office will record it at no charge for safekeeping and peace of mind. Whenever the Veteran needs a certified copy of the form, they can get one from the office at no charge.


The Veteran Service Office will be on hand to meet with Veterans who need additional assistance, and additional agencies will also have information and resource tables. 


Email [email protected] for more information.

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