Robert Cheasty is the former President and a founding member of Citizens for East Shore Parks, whose 25 year effort yielded the Eastshore State Park in December 2002. For approximately the past ten years he has served as President of the Bay Dredging Action Coalition, an organization dedicated to ecologically sound and efficient dredging solutions in San Francisco Bay. Cheasty has also served as Mayor of Albany and held numerous public positions with the Albany Redevelopment Board, Albany Pension Board, Albany Earthquake Preparedness Program, Solano Avenue Association, and League of California Cities. He was president of the Solano Avenue Association from 1989-91, which produces the annual Solano stroll, hosting 300,000 people per year. In addition to serving as Executive Director for CESP and his community activism, he also heads a Berkeley law firm specializing in civil litigation