CLPCCD serves the East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area), particularly southern Alameda County, and a portion of Contra Costa County through its two colleges: Chabot College in Hayward and Las Positas College in Livermore. CLPCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees which is responsible for all policy decisions. Board members are elected from trustee areas by the registered voters of nine communities: Castro Valley, Dublin, Hayward, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City. Additionally, the Colleges serve nine K-12 school districts.

Alameda County is a county in the state of California in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,510,271, making it the 7th-most populous county in the state. The county seat is Oakland. Alameda County is included in the San Francisco Bay Area, occupying much of the East Bay region.

Alameda County is included in the San Francisco–Oakland–Hayward, CA, metropolitan area, which is also included in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA, combined metropolitan area.

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