City and Regional Leadership

Professional and Personal

As a member of the Mountain View City Council since 2012 and as Mayor in 2015:

  • Founded and chaired the North/West Country Cities Coalition for Regional Transportation Planning resulting in Mountain View getting its fair share of tax funding for traffic congestion relief, grade crossings for CalTrain, Bike and pedestrian improvements and road repair
  • Increased housing stock
  • Enhanced renters' rights
  • Implemented Climate Action Plans to reduce greenhouse gases
  • Improved relationships with our military families stationed in Mountain View
  • Currently on VTA Board (Alternate), VTA Policy Advisory Board, Highway 85 Policy Board co-chair
  • Currently on Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority, Founding Board member, current member of Executive Committee
  • Revitalized sister city relationships
  • Enhanced city relationship with our school districts, small and large businesses, and the military
  • Opened the new Shoreline Athletic fields
  • Initiated policy to allow off-leash hours
  • Rotarian since 1990
  • Raised funds for: YMCA, Mountain View Educational Foundation, Mountain View Firefighters, local schools
  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Huff Elementary School Site Council
  • Huff School PTA Teasurer
  • Graham Middle School PTA
  • Graham Middle School Volunteer Basketball Coach
  • YMCA Program Board
  • YMCA Coach: Baseketball, roller hockey
  • Mountain View Little League Coach
  • PONY League baseball coach
  • National Junior Basketball Coach
  • Mountain View Tennis Club Board Member
  • Baskin Robbins, owner of two locations
  • Stepping Stones Preschool owner
  • Small Business of the Year, Assembly District 22
  • Baskin Robbins Regional Advisory Board Member
  • National Ski Patrol Director for Heavenly Valley, senior patroller for 40 years
  • Certified Public Accountant since 1981
  • U.C. Berkeley, B.S. Business Administration
  • Foothill College


59 Year Resident of Mountain View

  • Awalt High School (today's Mountain View High School)
  • Graham Middle School
  • Huff Elementary School
  • Married to Gwen, employed at SRI
  • Daughter Chesley, graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Son John, student at Cal Poly SLO
  • Dog Yogi, our Golden Retriever

Community Leadership


Mountain View City Council

  • Sererved as Mayor in 2015
  • Served as Vice Mayor 2014

City Council Sub Committee Assignments

  • Appointments Review (CARC)
  • Finance and Investment Review (CFC) (IRC)
  • Neighborhoods (CNC) - 2016 Chair
  • Procedures (CPC)
  • Youth Services (CYSC)
  • Goal-Setting


External Agency Committee Assignments

  • ABAG (General Assembly) (Alternate) 
  • League of California Cities Transportation, Communications and Public Policy Committee 
  • Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board (Alternate)
  • Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) Board of Directors
  • VTA Board of Directors (Alternate) 
  • VTA Policy Advisory Committee
  • VTA State Route (SR) 85 Corridor Policy Advisory Boardparagraph here.