Gerald D. Cochran


Member, Board of Directors

Appointment Date: January 27, 2004

(Representing the County of Del Norte)

Term of Office: January 1, 2018 through January 1, 2020

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA 94129

(415) 923-2223


District Committee Memberships:

  • Chair, Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee
  • Member, Building and Operating Committee
  • Member, Finance-Auditing Committee
  • Member, Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Retirement Investment Trust Board

Occupation/Professional Experience:

  • Retired Assessor, Del Norte County 1970-2006

Public Service:

  • Former President, California Assessors’ Association 1979
  • Former Chairman, Sutter Coast Hospital Board of Trustees 1991-1996
  • Former Member, State Board of Equalization Timber Advisory Committee 1976-2006
  • Former Member, Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 2002-2006
  • Former Member, Rural Human Services Board of Directors 1987-2004
  • Former Member, Humboldt State University President’s Advisory Board 1983-1996
  • Former Veterans Service Officer, Del Norte County, 2004-2012

Community Service:

  • Member, American Legion
  • Member, Crescent City Rotary
  • Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Awards/Special Recognition:

  • Life Time Achievement Award, Crescent City-Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce 2005
  • Rotarian of the Year, Crescent City Rotary Club 1997-1998
  • Outstanding Public Service, Del Norte Taxpayers League 1994
  • Young Man of the Year, Crescent City JayCees 1972


  • United States Air Force January 1961-November 1964
  • Service in Tachikawa, Japan
  • Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, Republic of South Vietnam
  • Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama


  • Humboldt State University, California