Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Welcomes New Board Member Sabrina Hernandez


On Thursday, January 29, 2004, Sabrina Hernandez took the oath of office joining the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District). Hernandez is a newly appointed director representing the City and County of San Francisco and fills the seat left vacant by former director Robert McDonnell who passed away on August 17, 2003 after serving over 20 years on the Board.

Hernandez was appointed to the District Board of Directors by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She is currently the Business Representative/Compliance Officer of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local Union No. 6/San Francisco Electrical Contractors Association (SFECA). Prior to her current position, Hernandez was employed as an IBEW Electrician, a Paralegal and Office Manager.

Throughout her career, Hernandez has been active in various organizations such as being a member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commissions Citizens Advisory Committee, Northern California Coalition of Compliance Organizations, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and Coalition of Labor Union Women. Additionally, she is a Founding Member of Wire Women, an organization of IBEW women electricians as well as a delegate of IBEWs Electrical Workers Minority Caucus.

A resident of San Francisco, CA, Hernandez graduated from Lowell High School. Continuing her studies in the Pre-Med curriculum, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Hernandez is currently a Masters Degree candidate for Legal and Ethical Studies at the George Meany Center/National Labor College.


Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Welcomes New Board Member Jerry Cochran

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On Thursday, February 12, 2004, Del Norte County Assessor Jerry Cochran took the oath of office joining the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. He was appointed to this position by the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors. Cochran replaces James Hooper who died in December 2003 just three months after beginning his service on the District Board.

Cochran has served as Del Norte County Assessor for 34 years. He is also very active in the regions economic development serving on the Timber Advisory Committee to the State Board of Equalization, and has since it was originally founded in 1976. He was instrumental in bringing Pelican Bay State Prison to the county.

As president of the California Assessors' Association in 1979, Cochran helped write the revenue taxation codes for basic values in California. He also served on the Board of Directors for Rural Human Services for 17 years and the Board of Trustees for Sutter Coast Hospital for nine years. In 1988, Cochran was appointed to the Humboldt State University President's Advisory Board, where he served for 12 years. Last year, Cochran was appointed by then-Gov. Gray Davis to the Regional Water Quality Control Board. He is also a 34 year member of Crescent City Rotary.

Cochran resides in Crescent City, Ca with his wife Jackie. He has one daughter Marcy who is married to Darin Bradbury and his one grandson is Dalton Bradbury.

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District Board of Directors is comprised of 19 members representing the six member counties: San Francisco, including Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Del Norte. Directors are appointed for two-year terms and earn $50 per meeting day, up to a maximum of $5,000 a year, except the Board President who may earn a maximum of $7,500. The City and County of San Francisco holds 9 of the 19 seats on the District Board, of which 4 are public members appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The remaining seats are appointed as follows: 1 member is appointed by the Mayor and the remaining 4 are members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.