MEET THE COMMISSIONERS

Elizabeth Blanchard

Elizabeth Blanchard

Chair

Psychologist. Professor Emeritus of San Joaquin Delta College Psychology Department and the University of the Pacific School of Education. Served eight years on Stockton City Planning Commission and two years on San Joaquin County Planning Commission.

 
Michael Patrick Duffy

Michael Patrick Duffy

Vice-Chair

Mr. Duffy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Center Credit Union since 1999. Raised in Stockton, he attended San Francisco State University and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in International Relations, and received a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Appointed by the Stockton City Council in 2013.

 
Sylvester Aguilar

Sylvester Aguilar

Commissioner

Sylvester Aguilar is the Senior Vice President and Business Banking Relationship Manager Team Lead for the Mid-Valley Business Banking Offices for Bank of the West. Mr. Aguilar is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Business and Public Administration, a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School and completed graduate work at Golden Gate University. Mr. Aguilar, a Stockton native is very active in the community. He serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations, including the CSUS College of Business-Business Advisory Board, Credit Bureau Foundation and he is President-Elect of the San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber and Del Rio Country Club . He also maintains membership in Risk Management Associate (RMA), and Greater Stockton and Modesto Chambers of Commerce.

 
R. Jay Allen

R. Jay Allen

Commissioner

Mr. Allen is a partner with a private real estate developer and investment company in the Stockton area. A graduate of Brigham Young University and JR Clark School of Law. Appointed by the Stockton City Council in 2011.

 
Gary Christopherson

Gary Christopherson

Commissioner

A partner in the law firm of Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson where he practices real property and business law litigation. He is a graduate of Stanford University and UCLA School of Law. Appointed by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 1999.

 
Stephen Griffen

Stephen Griffen

Commissioner

Mr. Griffen has worked as a longshoreman since 1977. A lifelong residence of Stockton, Mr. Griffen is the owner of Country Club Service and Bob’s Lube since 1984 and also owner of Country Club Smog. Appointed by the Stockton City Council in 2009.

 
Victor Mow

Victor Mow

Commissioner

Mr. Mow is a retired Board of San Joaquin County Supervisor where he served eight years and two years as Chairman of the Board. Prior to being elected to the Board, he was elected for two terms on the Stockton City Council and is a former Vice Mayor. He is a graduate of the University of Pacific and California State University, Stanislaus with a Masters in Public Administration. He is a proud U. S. Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam conflict. Appointed by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 2010.