Maurice Abraham grew up in El Sobrante, and graduated from De Anza High School. He relocated to Silicon Valley, graduated from San Jose State University and enjoyed a successful career as an Urban Planning and Design consultant. After moving back to El Sobrante in 2003, he began immersing himself in local community affairs. “As a futurist”, says Maurice, “I could see much unrealized potential in the El Sobrante Valley community and I wanted to contribute my skills to those of other local leaders to help bring that potential to fruition.” Maurice co-founded the El Sobrante Historical Society and sits on its Board of Directors. Additionally, he is a Board member of Citizens for a Greener El Sobrante, a Charter Member of the Commonwealth Club of California and a past member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Maurice has two grown daughters and eight grandchildren. He and his wife, Jeannie, enjoy family time, long walks, occasional hikes and are passionate global travelers. His wide-ranging interests include national and international affairs, history, economics, architecture, classic cars, travel photography and writing.