Valero Benicia Refinery Community Advisory Panel (CAP) Member Sought

The City of Benicia and Valero Benicia Refinery are seeking one member of the Benicia community to serve as a Community-at-Large member on the CAP. 

The purpose of the CAP is to provide an ongoing means of communication between the community and the refinery.

Applications and information are available at:

Office of the City Manager

City of Benicia

250 East L Street



Valero Benicia Refinery

Community Relations Department

3400 East 2nd Street


Completed applications are to be returned to the City Manager’s Office by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 3, 2023.

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Benicia Reads Free Event January 28th

2022 Adopt a Family

This holiday season, the Benicia Refinery adopted 14 families, bringing joy to 35 children and their Parents/Guardians. Volunteers from the refinery worked hundreds of hours to support the Benicia Community Action Council, Vacaville Opportunity House, and Bay Area Crisis Nursery over the holiday.

Valero Benicia Supports 2022 Wreaths Across America Mare Island Event

Veterans were honored by dozens at this annual event held at the Mare Island Naval Cemetery. Every grave and tombstone at the cemetery had a wreath placed on it for the holiday season.

Each year, Valero contributes to the event to ensure sure that there are enough wreaths to go around. This year, there were 1,050 wreaths for the event.

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Valero Remembers Carquinez Village Founder Judith Donaldson

On Monday, January 16, 2023, Judith Elaine Donaldson - beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, activist, educator, life-long learner, and inspiration to all whose lives she touched - passed away in her home surrounded by family. Judie was eighty-four.

Judie was a person dedicated to improving and supporting her community. When she retired to Benicia in 2011, she harnessed her seemingly inexhaustible well of energy to co-found the Carquinez Village. Carquinez Village is an organization that provides educational and cultural programs, a social network, and support services for older adults wanting to remain in their homes while living actively and independently. Related to this endeavor, Judie became a regular contributor to the Voice of the Village column in the Benicia Herald.

Her leadership, activism, and volunteerism resulted in many awards throughout her lifetime including the ATHENA Leadership Award and Solano County Senior of the Year Award.

View Article on Judith's Senior of the Year Award

Resources for Benicia Residents

5 Ways to stay informed about Valero Benicia Refinery

  1. Valero's 24-hour Community Relations Phone Number: 707-74507534 email:
  2. Sign up for Refinery Notifications at Valero Benicia Refinery Community Relations website:
  3. Sign up for Non-Emergency Notifications with your email or telephone number at the City of Benicia's Public information Bank website:
  4. Valero Benicia Community Advisory Panel (CAP) website:
  5. Benicia Refinery Air Monitoring Program website:

Please call 707-745-7534 for additional questions.

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