About Diane Gibson Gray
I am proud to call Antioch home for the greater majority of my life. I graduated from Antioch High School, as did my son, James K. Gray, III. My husband Ken Gray is a retired Recreation Supervisor for the City of Pittsburg.
My Career History
I was first elected to the Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) as a trustee in 2008 and am currently serving my 2nd term. AUSD is the 2nd largest employer in the city of Antioch with a budget of $130 million, over 1,800 employees, 19,000 students and 25 school sites.
In addition to serving on the school board for two terms, I have been the Executive Director for the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch for ten years; planning exhibits at the Lynn House Gallery, managing the free Saturday Summer Concerts and working with many local nonprofits to support community and cultural events.
Prior to working in the nonprofit world, I spent 28 years in the telecommunications industry in many departments: Customer Service, Marketing and Government Affairs. In my last position as the Regional Director of Customer Care, I spent far too many years commuting to cable systems located throughout northern California and I took an early retirement in 2004. Despite the demands of my career and too many hours on the road, I always found the time to indulge my passion to be part of the community. From serving on commissions to volunteering at festivals and supporting the business community as a Chamber of Commerce board member, I’ve consistently found ways to give back to the community I call home for the past 36 ears.
I have worked on the Keep Antioch Beautiful Event since its inception, Coastal Cleanup Day, 4th of July 2012, Antioch PD Neighborhood Cleanup and many other events.
In 2011, we moved from southeast Antioch to the downtown area and are enjoying living in a 1930’s historical home in Beede Park, across from Antioch City Park, where I played as a child. The prior owners had a tradition of decorating the flamingos in holiday wear and we have continued that tradition. Life has brought me full circle and I am fortunate to have the time and energy to make life interesting and fun.
Antioch is a great place to work, live and play and I am proud and humbled to have a role in our community as your elected representative.