Golddie Williams Joins ECLF Board

The El Cerrito Library Foundation is pleased to announce a new member of our Board of Directors, Ms. Golddie Williams. We believe that her years of service as the founder and CEO of a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion consulting firm as well as her many years of community service with various organizations in West Contra Costa County, will improve our ability to advocate for a new, modern library for El Cerrito and to support our current library.

Golddie Williams is a seasoned Human Resources Leader with 31 years of experience. She is a Certified Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Practitioner. 

She is the head of AGW Consulting Group, a human resources firm that focuses on DEI work. Golddie has dedicated over 15 years to diversity work. With a “Black Belt” in Conflict Resolution, she is not afraid to hold challenging discussions and go deeper into changing systems and practices that prevent the richness of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Golddie is certified in professional leadership development, honored by the Harvard Leadership Development Program and the STAR Leadership of Kaiser Permanente and certified by the Cornell University, Diversity, and Inclusion program.  

Golddie is also the CEO of GOT GOALS! Inc. A youth and family motivational and empowerment organization.

In addition to serving as a Board Member of the El Cerrito Library Foundation, she is currently an active board member of the Bay Area Girls Club in Richmond, former Co-Chair of the African American Site Advisory Team in West Contra Costa Unified School District, and Board of Trustees for the Africa Entrepreneurs Network, South Africa.

Golddie, a community educator, motivational speaker and published author, is also a proud mother of 3 and grandmother of two.

A new Library being considered as part of the new transit-development project at EC Plaza station

BART will be hosting a community open house on Wednesday, July 20 at the El Cerrito Plaza station, from 4 to 6:30pm. The city is considering locating the new El Cerrito Library at the station. Please come to the open house to provide feedback on this concept! We will love to see library supporters there. Here’s the announcement from the BART regarding the open house:

El Cerrito Plaza BART Station development: In-person open house on July 20
RELEASE DATE: 07/11/2022

Hello all, 

We are excited to announce a community open house on Wednesday, July 20 at the El Cerrito Plaza BART Station from 4:00-6:30 PM, hosted by the development team of Holliday Development and Related California.

The team will unveil their updated plans for transit-oriented development (TOD), including roughly 780 mixed-income homes, that will transform the station’s parking lots. These homes will be located so that future residents will find riding transit, walking, and biking more convenient than driving.

The city is also considering locating the new El Cerrito library at the station. The team is seeking your feedback on these updated development concepts. Construction on the TOD is expected to begin in 2024. More information can be found at the developer’s website,  

Community members in the surrounding neighborhoods can learn about and provide feedback on upcoming transportation and parking changes and ideas in and around the station at this open house.BART and city staff will be on hand to discuss changes and ideas for riders getting to and from BART as part of the Berkeley-El Cerrito Corridor Access Plan.  

The open house will take place outside between Central Avenue and El Cerrito Plaza BART station’s northern fare gates. This is a drop-in event, so participants can arrive at any time between 4:00 and 6:30 PM.  We hope to see you there! 

The Berkeley-El Cerrito Corridor Access Team