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county official , Mayor , business educator

Gayle Burns Uilkema, county official, mayor, councilwoman, business educator. Recipient award Metropolitan Transportation Commission Bay Area, 1981, American Leadership award National Association Towns and Townships, Washington, 1996; named Alumnae of Year California State University, 1997.


Uilkema, Gayle Burns was born on September 2, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Joseph A. and Pearl (Rasmussen) Burns.


Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Michigan, 1959;Master of Public Administration, California State University, Hayward, 1987.


Instructor business education and management subjects, Heald College, Oakland, California, 1961-1962;teacher business education department, Oakland High School, 1962-1966;lecturer, California State University Graduate School Public Administration, Haywardmember county, City of Lafayette, 1978-1997;mayor, City of Lafayette, 1981-1984, 90-91, 94-95;supervisor, Contra Costa County District 2. Lecturer in field; consultant University of California Ext., Berkeley. Adjunct Professor John F. Kennedy U. School of Management, Walnut Creek, California, 1989-1996.

Vice president Dimensional Resources, Inc., Telecomms. Cons.; board supervisors Contra Costa, 1996;commissioner BCDC, since 1997, Bay Area Quality Management District, since 1997.


Member Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission, since 1986, commissioner, former chair, 1986, 95. Member executive board directors state board California Association Local Agency Formation Commission. Lafayette director, former chair, board directors Center Contra Costa Transit Authority, since 1980, chairman finance committee, 1981-1985, 94, chairman operations and scheduling, 1986, director operations and scheduling committee, 1987, chairman, 1989, board directors, since 1990.

Member American Association of University Women (board directors 1971-1978, president 1972-1973, state board directors 1974-1976, national representative 1977-1978, Distinguished Woman award 1978), Soroptimists International.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, gardening, interior decorating, piano, sewing.


Children: Lynn, Sharon.

Joseph A. Burns

Pearl (Rasmussen) Burns

Lynn Uilkema

Sharon Uilkema