Trustee, Area 5 — Hayward, Union City, and the unincorporated communities of Cherryland (southern portion) and Fairview (southern portion)
Elected 2004. Term expires June 2020.
Member, Policy and Legislation Committee
FRED SIMS is a former psychology professor and student counselor at Chabot College in Hayward, where he worked for 32 years. A native of Colorado, Sims earned his bachelor's degree from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., and master's degree from Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. Sims has served on the Board of Directors at the Community Resources for Independent Living, and on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Shelter Program for Battered Women.
Sims is an avid runner, swimmer and golfer. He was a coach for the YMCA’s co-ed youth basketball team and the assistant track coach at Chabot. He and his wife Sheila have lived in Hayward since 1968 and have two daughters and two grandchildren.