LIA Board Members

Lafayette Improvement Association
Board of Directors
The LIA is growing...and we need you!
  • The LIA is seeking Lafayette community members who are interested in joining our Board of Directors  
  • We are in need of board members with fundraising experience, but will consider other community members who want to contribute to the strength of our organization
  • If you have a strong commitment to preserving the Town Hall as an historic community resource, we want to hear from you! 

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Dean Coons 
Dean has been a Lafayette resident since 1968.  He retired in 1988 after a 38 year career as a Product Development Chemist with Procter & Gamble and the Clorox Company.  He has served on the LIA Board since 1993 and on the Lafayette Community Foundation Board since 2000.  He was a member of the County Homeless Project Advisory Board from 1994 to 2001.  He is an active participant in various activities and committees of t he Interfaith Council of Contra Costa and the No. California Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Dennis Erokan
Dennis is the President of Placemaking Group, which offers a full range of PR, social media, Web, and email marketing services. A pioneer in niche market publishing, he created 10 successful publications, including BAM (Bay Area Music) Magazine and MicroTimes. In 1978, Dennis founded the Bay Area Music Awards (more commonly known as “the Bammies”), which was the premier Bay Area music event for many years.  He has loved the Town Hall building since he moved to Lafayette in 1999. He teaches PR every spring semester at St. Mary’s College.

Nancy Flood
Nancy is a life-long resident of Lafayette. She taught in the Lafayette School District for 41 years and is now enjoying retirement. She is on the board the Lafayette Historical Society, a Trustee of the Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District and an active member of the Lafayette United Methodist Church. In years past, members of Nancy's family were involved with the Lafayette Improvement Association and the many activities which took place in the Town Hall.

Clyde Long (President)
Clyde is a civil litigation attorney in Lafayette.  He and his wife, Claudia, have lived in Lafayette since 1990 and raised their daughter and son through the Lafayette public schools. Clyde received his B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School.  Among his community activities over the years, Clyde has served as Chairman of the Lafayette Appeals Hearing Board, and Vice President of the Board of Directors of Town Hall Theatre Company. 

Jeffrey S. Mac Adam
Jeffrey is an Architect with the firm of Architectural Dimensions in Walnut Creek.  He has lived in the East Bay since 1988 and moved to Lafayette in 2006. Jeffrey and his wife Constance have two children. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1959 and received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mary McCosker (Vice President)
Mary is a life-long resident of Lafayette. She graduated from UC Berkeley and taught elementary school in Moraga for 7 years.  She was on the Lafayette School Board for 13 years and is currently the President of the Lafayette Historical Society.  She is also on the Board of the Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center and the YWCA of Berkeley/Oakland.  She is a history instructor for Lafayette Partners in Education and is co-director of the Peer Tutoring program at Acalanes High School.  She is also active in Santa Maria Catholic Church in Orinda.  She and her husband Daryl have three children and seven grandchildren.

Janice Peacock
Janice has been a resident of Lafayette since 1993. She is President and Founder of TIKI Solutions, LLC, an educational consulting firm which develops curricula and delivers instruction for clients in the high tech field. Janice has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Director of Education for the Town Hall Theatre Company. She has served on the non-profit boards of Public Glass in San Francisco as Vice President of Public Programs, and as the Director of Education for the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. 

Carter Wells (Treasurer)
Carter is a long-time resident of Lafayette and a retired small business owner. He has been active with the Boy Scouts for over 50 years.

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