Qualifications

Los Altos City Council Experience

Los Altos City Councilmember, December 2012 to present

  • Served as Mayor Pro Tem from December 2013 to December 2014
  • Served as Mayor from December 2014 to December 2015

Represent the Los Altos City Council on local committees:

  • City of Los Altos / Los Altos School District Schools Issues Standing Committee, 2015 to present
  • Open Government Ad Hoc Committee, 2015 to present
  • Public Lands Subcommittee, 2015 to 2016
  • Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Awards Committee, 2013 and 2014

Represent Los Altos on the following regional agencies:

  • Santa Clara County Recycling and Waster Recovery Commission, 2013 to present
  • Santa Clara County Library District Joint Powers , 2013 and 2014
  • North County Library Authority, 2013 to present
  • Cities Association of Santa Clara County, Board Member, 2014 to present
  • Association of Bay Area Governments, 2013

Represent Los Altos and Santa Clara County:

  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Board of Directors, 2013 to present
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Chair of Climate Action Committee
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Member Stationary Source Committee
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Member Executive Committee
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District,  Member Budget and Finance Committee

Professional Experience

Three decades of management, public policy and leadership experience have provided the training to ask the tough questions and make good decisions.

  • Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Clean Energy – currently leading new joint powers agency, consisting of the 20 cities and the county of San Mateo, to provide cleaner, greener, and less expensive electricity to all of the residents and businesses in San Mateo County
  • Entrepreneur – Founder of 3 successful start-up companies, creating innovative new approaches to furthering the technical and financial viability of renewable energy (Enertron Consultants, APX, Clean Power Markets)
  • Manager –  Management positions at Atari and PG&E
  • Instructor – Developed and taught course on “The Future of Energy,” Stanford Continuing Studies
  • City Government – Management positions at Silicon Valley Power and Alameda Municipal Power
  • Engineer – Registered Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering California

Community Service

  • League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View
    • President
    • Natural Resources Director
    • Voter Service Director
    • Communications Director
  • School volunteer
    • Music Docent – Springer School
    • Site Council – Mountain View High School
    • Volunteer Tutor – Mountain View High School
    • Sports Booster – Mountain View High School
  • Boy Scouts Troop 37, volunteer
    • Music badge instructor
    • Kayak Camp volunteer
  • Los Altos Forward – volunteer
  • Los Altos Community Foundation LEAD Graduate – May 2012
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business, Alumni Consulting Team
  • Woman of Achievement Award, Silicon Valley, 1997

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • MBA, Stanford University