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Patricia M. Mahan

Patricia MahanPatricia M. Mahan, Councilmember
Elected: November 2010
(Seat No. 5; first term; two term limit)
Term expires: November 2014

Address (office): City Hall,
1500 Warburton Avenue (95050)

Office email address:
Telephone (office): (408) 615-2250
Fax (office): (408) 241-6771
Address (home): 1116 Washington Street (95050)

In addition to serving on the City Council, the Mayor and Council Members also serve as Authority Members of the Sports & Open Space Authority of the City, Authority Members of the Industrial Development Authority of the City, Authority Members of the Joint Financing Authority of the City, Board Members of the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, Authority Members of the Bayshore North Project Enhancement Authority, and Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City.

Council Committee Assignments 

City Committees
  • Architectural Committee
  • Audit Committee (Chair)
  • Council Goal Setting Committee
  • Ethics Committee (Chair)
  • Police Activities League (PAL) 
  • Santa Clara Sister Cities Association

Area-Wide Committees

  • City/Mission College Liaison Committee (Chair)
  • City/School Liaison Committee (Santa Clara Unified School District)
  • Peninsula Division of the League of California Cities (Alternate)
  • Joint Recycled Water Policy Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • San Jose/Santa Clara Clean Water Financing Authority
  • San Jose/Santa Clara Treatment Plant Advisory Committee (TPAC) (Alternate)
  • Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (Alternate)


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A. and Secondary Teaching Credentials, San Jose State University
  • Commissioner, Historical and Landmarks Commission, 1993-94
  • Attorney-at-Law, 1980 - present

Community Involvement

  • Vice Chair, Mission City Community Fund
  • Board Member, Past-President, Lions Blind Center of Santa Clara Valley
  • Past Board Member, Bill Wilson Center
  • Trustee, West Valley-Mission Community College 1983-92
  • Legal Hearing Officer, Santa Clara County Assessment Appeals Board 1992-94
  • Past-President, Santa Clara University Catala Club


  • Married to John Boyles
  • Son, Colin
  • Stepson, Sean Boyles
  • Native Santa Claran

Last updated: 1/30/2014 4:28:01 PM