Richard Valle has served as the Supervisor of District 2 since June 11, 2012. He was elected in November 2012 and has focused on collectively working with the community to identify solutions to long standing issues that impact our communities. Particularly focusing on youth development, employment and training, and delivering improved social services. Through initiatives like Science in the Park which makes science and health living fun for youth, increasing contracting opportunities for local District Two businesses, and stabilizing St. Rose Hospital Supervisor Valle is working to achieve the quality of life we strive for in our communities.
Supervisor Valle served as a Union City Councilmember for 13 years from 1997 to 2010. During that time, he introduced and chaired a number of significant ordinances and tax measures such as the Affordable Housing Ordinance, Measure AA for municipal services, Measure UU for Public Safety and Measure B for New Haven Schools.
Supervisor Valle's dedication and commitment to District 2 is evident in his years of service and involvement in youth employment, community betterment, and healthcare. He is the Founder and President of Tri-CED Community Recycling, California's largest non-profit recycling company that employs at-risk youth and provides union jobs (Tri-CED is affiliated with Teamsters Local 70) for local residents. In addition to its recycling collection services in the City of Union City and the City of Hayward, Tri-CED also makes contributions to the community in the form of grants to other non-profit groups that enrich the community with education, arts, and culture.
For his innovative approach to helping at-risk youth and his dedication to his community, Richard received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and the Chabot College Gladiator Award. For his years of success in creating stable union jobs, Teamsters Union Local 70 recognized Supervisor Valle as one of the "Outstanding Employers" in the recycling and solid waste industry.
Supervisor Valle is also involved in the following organizations:
· Trustee on the Teamsters Health & Welfare Fund (also known as East Bay Drayage)
· Founding member of Centro de Servicios, the oldest Hispanic social service agency in Southern Alameda County
· Founding member of Materials for the Future Foundation at the Presidio
· First President, Union City Police Activities League
· Founder of Union City and Hayward's Science in the Park Festival
· Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7906
Supervisor Valle is a Vietnam Veteran. After his service with the U.S. Army in 1970, he pursued his education and graduated Chabot College with an Associate in Arts degree and a Bachelor in Arts degree in Sociology and a Masters in Public Administration from California State University, East Bay.
Supervisor Valle is a dedicated husband and father, a Union City resident, and a professional and successful businessman who is committed to his work, social justice and community and economic development.