Kirsten Keith

Kirsten Keith was elected to her first four-year term on the Menlo Park City Council in November 2010 and served as Mayor in 2012. She was re-elected to the Council in November 2014, and is the Mayor again in 2017. Mayor Keith serves on the Board of Directors of many organizations, including:

- Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA)

- League of California Cities; Chair, Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee

- San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority

- Service League of San Mateo County


Ms. Keith represents the City of Menlo Park on the Grand Boulevard Initiative Task Force, the Caltrain Modernization Local Policy Makers Group, Menlo Park Bicycle Commission, Stanford Negotiations Team.


Ms. Keith has also served on the following committees:

- Vice Chair of the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG)

- County of Santa Clara Community Resources Group for Stanford University

- Vice-Chair of the Dumbarton Rail Policy Committee, and

- Facebook Community Grant Fund.


In Menlo Park, Ms. Keith served on the Community Mediation Services Committee and Housing Commission. She was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2004, where she served as Chair in 2007.


Prior to her election to the City Council, Ms. Keith had volunteered with community organizations throughout San Mateo County for over 20 years. She served on the Board of Directors of Sor Juana Inez, a battered women's service agency, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA). She served as President for two years on the San Mateo County Commission on the Status of Women, where she was a Commissioner for eight years. Ms. Keith has been a member of the San Mateo County Legal Aid Society's fundraising committee for over fifteen years, which raises money to help people in the County obtain legal services they could not otherwise afford.


Ms. Keith has had her law practice in San Mateo County for over 20 years. She is a long time resident of Menlo Park, and is a proud parent of two teenagers.

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