Design Review Board


The Design Review Board is composed of five members: three (3) design professionals may be nonresidents of Concord, e.g., architects, landscape architects, urban designers, building designers, at least one of whom shall be a professional licensed architect, and one (1) public member, each serving a four-year term, and one (1) member of the city Planning Commission. The public member shall be a resident of Concord with previous experience or training in design concepts. Examples of duties would include; reviewing the design of each improvement for which a building permit, certificate or other approval is required and any matter referred to the Board by the City Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator, or Planning Manager, and/or staff.

The City's Conflict of Interest Code requires Design Review Board members to disclose interests in investments, real property, and the income derived within the City of Concord or from sources doing business within the City of Concord. Filings are required within 30 days of assuming office and on an annual basis (Resolution No. 85-9).


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Thursday of the month
  • Permit Center Conference Room, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA 94519


Written: All comments received before 3:00 pm the day of the meeting will be posted on the City’s website as “Correspondence” under the relevant agenda item and provided to the Design Review Board Members at the meeting. Please email your comments to

  • If you are commenting on a particular item on the agenda, please identify the agenda item number and letter.
  • If you are commenting on an item not listed on the agenda, please identify your comment as a General Public Comment.


Staff Reads Your Comments Aloud During the Meeting: When the Chair opens the public comment period for the relevant agenda item, please email your comments to  Prominently write “Read Aloud at Meeting” at the top of the email and your comments will be read into the record (not to exceed three minutes at staff’s cadence). Comments received outside of the public comment period for the relevant item will not be read aloud but will be inserted into the meeting record.


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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NameTerm ExpiresPosition
Suzanne AlaksaFebruary 28, 2023
Public Member
Jack MooreFebruary 28, 2023
Design Professional
Raymond BarbourMarch 16, 2023
Planning Commission Representative
Kirk Shelby
February 28, 2025
Design Professional
Jill FinnFebruary 28, 2025
Design Professional