The City of Concord mourns the loss of retired U.S. Army Major General Daniel C. Helix, who served as a Concord Councilmember for 15 years between 1968 and 2016.
Mr. Helix was first elected to the Council in 1968 and served as Mayor from 1972 to 1974. During this time, he was instrumental in the development of the Concord Pavilion and the protection of the Lime Ridge Open Space.
Following his time as a Councilmember, Mr. Helix served on the BART Board of Directors.
In 2010 he was appointed to the City Council to fill a vacancy. He was again elected to office in 2012 and served a four-year term, holding the role of Mayor in 2013.
Mr. Helix’s complete obituary is available on the City’s website.
To pay tribute to Mr. Helix, Concord Mayor Tim McGallian has authorized the City of Concord flag to be flown at half-staff for one week beginning March 11.
Mr. Helix’s family says a memorial service will be planned for June.
"The legacy of Dan’s service and the wisdom of his example will continue to guide the City of Concord,” Mayor McGallian said.
Read the full press release here.