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Ted Meriam

Est. 1983 | Clayton, CA

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Ted's Community Involvement



Clayton Historical Society,

Vice President

November 2009 - Present


The Clayton Historical Society was founded in 1974 to "research, collect, record, preserve, display, borrow, share, and interpret local history information and memorabilia, and to promote understanding of Clayton origins and development."


As the President of the Board of Directors, Ted provides organizational leadership to the operations of the historical society and museum. He focuses specifically on growing membership, building fundraising opportunities, and driving operational maturity in the organization.


Ted finds that understanding Clayton's historic past is vital in his work with present-day Clayton and planning for the future. Learning from leaders of the past can help make better decisions in today's context.


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Clayton Valley Charter High School,

Governing Board Chair

September 2011 - Present



The Clayton Valley Charter High School is a public-conversion high school that serves ~1900 students in the 9th-12th grades.  It is located in Concord, CA and is the feeder public high school for Clayton families.


The charter journey began in 2010 with a small band of committed yet frustrated teachers who wanted more for their institution.  Like-minded teachers, staff, students, parents and community members (like Ted) joined the cause and share a common desire to return Eagle Pride to CV.


Ted was appointed to the inaugural Governing Board for CVCHS in September 2011 as a Community Member At-Large.  With experiences from the University of Puget Sound and Microsoft, Ted focuses on how to best leverage technology to support the mission, vision, and operation of the school while also leading the Board as Chair.

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P2C Foundation,


January 2010 - Present


The P2C Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises money and grants it back to the local community. The P2C Foundation completes a majority of its fundraising through local events and programs, including the Passport to Clayton.


Ted, beside City Councilman and local business owner Joe Medrano, started the P2C Foundation with the hopes of bringing together families and businesses, while supporting the larger mission of giving back to Clayton. 


As no one organization supported the business community in town, Ted hopes that the P2C Foundation will work hand-in-hand in creating a vibrant business community, while helping families save money and benefiting the community by shopping locally.


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Memberships and Offices

City of Clayton

Planning Commissioner
July 2009 - June 2011

Clayton Business & Community Assocation
July 2008 - Present

Clayton Historical Society
Vice President
November 2008 - Present

Clayton Valley Garden Club
January 2009 - Present

P2C Foundation
October 2009 - Present 
University of Puget Sound
Executive Alumni Council Member
September 2007 - Present