Loella Haskew



 Loella has been a champion for Walnut Creek's economic vitality. She is open-minded and forward-thinking while respecting our traditions.

 ~ Brian Hirahara

 Leadership we can count on

Mayor Loella Haskew has been a member of the Walnut Creek City Council since 2012. She previously served as Mayor in 2016.

A CPA for more than 35 years, Loella has skillfully applied her financial expertise to her work as a councilmember. Her guidance has helped ensure fiscally responsible, balanced budgets and prudent financial policies – allowing for increased investment in local roads, parks, affordable housing, and sustainability infrastructure.

Long-time member of Walnut Creek business community
  • CPA with focus in taxation

  • 17-year partner in Walnut Creek accounting practice

  • Adjunct professor, Masters of Tax Program, Golden Gate University

  • Statewide Committee of Taxation, California Society of CPAs

  • Graduate, Leadership Contra Costa

  • Graduate, Walnut Creek Citizens Institute

Respected regional and statewide city official
  • Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (2017-present)

  • Chair (2015) and Board member (2013-present), Central Contra Costa transportation planning committee (TRANSPAC)

  • Statewide Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee, League of California Cities

  • Contra Costa County Mayors Conference member (2016, 2020)

  • City of Walnut Creek Blue Ribbon Task Force on Fiscal Health (2011)

  • City of Walnut Creek Arts Vision Task Force (2002-2004)

History of community leadership
  • Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund -- Director & Treasurer
  • Cancer Support Community – Director, Treasurer

  • Diablo Regional Arts Association – Director, Trustee (more than 25 years)

  • Walnut Creek Library Foundation – Director

  • Contra Costa Childcare Council (now CoCoKids) – Director

  • New Connections – Director

  • Pleasant Hill-Martinez Soccer Association – Director, Referee

Dedicated community volunteer
  • County Library and Walnut Creek Library funding measures (volunteer, treasurer)

  • Yes for Walnut Creek! (volunteer, treasurer)

  • Contra Costa Crisis Center

  • Walnut Creek Community Service Day

  • California Symphony Auxiliary

  • Contra Costa County Elections Board official

  • Two-time Soccer Referee of the Year

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 Now, more than ever, we need Loella’s
common-sense, fiscally prudent leadership.


 ~ City Treasurer Ron Cassano 

 Loella’s collaborative work across the region is helping to solve challenging traffic and transit issues. 



 ~ Former Mayor Gail Murray

© 2020 Paid for by Loella Haskew for Walnut Creek City Council 2020   FPPC #1427150