Honorary Board

The Honorary Board of the Concord Historical Society was established in 2010. The Honorary Board was formed to raise the community’s awareness of the Society and its mission, goals and projects.

The Honorary Board members share their experience and dedication with the Society. They are residents or former residents of the Concord area who have achieved personal success in business, education, charitable work, the arts or government. Members have contributed to the history of Concord or demonstrated an interest in Concord’s history and the accomplishments of this unique community.

  • SPOTLIGHT ON HONOARY BOARD - WILLARD BALLENGER Willard Ballenger Mr. Ballenger was born in Concord and is the maternal grandson of Joseph Boyd, Concord’s first mayor. Willard is a member of “The Greatest Generation.” After graduating from Mount Diablo High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army at the beginning of WWII. He...
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  • SPOTLIGHT ON THE HONORARY BOARD – Richard “Dick” Cuneo by Lloyd Crenna Richard Cuneo Honorary Board member Richard “Dick” Cuneo was born in Martinez and raised in Concord, living at the corner of Bonifacio and Mt. Diablo Streets. He graduated from Mount Diablo High School and was a student and later a good friend...
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  • Judith "Jinx" Adams Morgan SPOTLIGHT ON THE HONORARY BOARD - JUDITH "JINX" ADAMS MORGAN By Lloyd Crenna I have known Judith “Jinx” Adams Morgan since 1954. We met at Concord’s Mt. Diablo High School, graduating in 1957. Jinx was a high school trendsetter and always an excellent student; I knew she was destined for...
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  • Joe Campbell SPOTLIGHT ON THE HONORARY BOARD - Joseph L. Campbell Joseph Campbell has lived and worked in Contra Costa County his entire live. Campbell entered the construction business in 1968, originally hired personally by a community pillar, Floyd Martin, who founded Martin Brothers Construction Company of Concord. From that beginning, Campbell enjoyed heavy construction. He founded...
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  • James Serventi SPOTLIGHT ON THE HONORARY BOARD - James “Jim” Serventi by Lloyd Crenna I have known Jim Serventi since we were kids living on Bonifacio Street in Concord. He was the big brother I didn’t have. Jim lived near Port Chicago Highway, and I lived at the other end at Galindo Street in the Kelly House. It was...
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  • Hart Fairclough
    July 11, 1924 - November 11, 2013 SPOTLIGHT ON THE HONORARY BOARD - Hart Fairclough by Lloyd Crenna I, and many others, have known Hart since studying advanced math or playing interschool athletics at Mt. Diablo High School. Hart burst onto the Mt. Diablo High scene in 1951 as a 26 year old,...
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  • Dave Brubeck
    December 6, 1920 - December 5, 2012 SPOTLIGHT ON THE HONORARY BOARD By Lloyd Crenna   The world renown musician, Dave Brubeck, has become a preeminent member of the Society’s newly formed Honorary Board. Mr. Brubeck acknowledged that his musical roots go deep into the cultural life of Concord and that he is...
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