Newell Arnerich, Councilmember/Mayor
Newell Arnerich is a six-term Mayor of Danville, serving 23 yrs on the Danville Town Council and is co-founder, President/CEO of AD Architects, Inc., an award-winning architectural planning firm with offices in San Francisco bay are and Los Angeles for the past 44 years. He presided over the “hometown hero” celebrations of Captain “Sully” Sullenberger and Olympic Gold Medalists Jessica and Maggie Steffens. He co-founded along with Mike Conklin “Operation Welcome Home” for U.S. Military men and women and helped start the Sentinels of Freedom program assisting severely wounded Military personnel. Because of his business experience, Newell was appointed by the President of the CA League of Cities to serve on the statewide committee on Housing, Community & Economic Development. He is a board member of Innovation Tri-Valley and a 23-year member of the Chamber of Commerce. Member & Past President of Danville Sycamore-Valley Rotary Club, Board Member & Past President, Leadership San Ramon Valley Board of Directors, Discovery Counseling Center Board Member, Diablo Magazine’s Threads of Hope Award Recipient, Founder & Board Member of TRAFFIX Congestion Relief Agency, Volunteer of the Year, Danville Kiwanis Club, Active in Numerous Veterans’ Organizations, CCC Sheriff’s Posse Member, American Institute of Architects. Newell is married 49 years to Janis Arnerich, a 35-year teacher and principal in the San Ramon, Pleasanton and Orinda school districts. Together, they have two children – their son who is a Marine Corps veteran and daughter an ER Trauma Nurse.
- Contra Costa County Mayors Conference, Past Chair
- Honorary Life Member Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley
- Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, Member
- Danville Library Endowment, Director
- 100 Club Contra Costa, Life Member