Carlyn Obringer was elected to the City Council in November 2016 and served as Vice Mayor in 2018 and as Mayor in 2019. She previously served on the City's Design Review Board and the Planning Commission, which she chaired. A community leader, she has chaired the City's July 4th Parade since 2016, and founded Concord's annual Art and Wine (and Beer!) Walk. She is the former chair of Monument Impact and the Contra Costa Commission on the Status of Women, and a past President of Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista.
Obringer has been active in many local organizations including the American Association of University Women-Concord Branch, the Concord Ambassadors, the Concord Historical Society, and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and resides near downtown Concord with her husband, Justin, and their dog, Coco.