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Jamie L. Matthews, Mayor

Jamie MatthewsJamie L. Matthews, Mayor
Elected: November 2010
(first term; two term limit)
Term expires: November 2014

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

Office email address: MayorandCouncil@santaclaraca.gov
Telephone (office): (408) 615-2250
Fax (office): (408) 241-6771
Address (home): 890 Blossom Drive (95050)
Personal email address: jamie.matthews@att.net

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

  • Council Goal Setting Committee
  • Council Officers and Elected Full Time Employees Performance/Salary Review Committee (Chair)
  • Downtown Revitalization Plan Committee
  • Economic Development Committee (Chair)

Area-Wide Committees

  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) General Assembly
  • Caltrain Modernization Local Policymaker Group (CalMod)
  • Cities Association of Santa Clara County Board of Directors
  • Cities Association of Santa Clara County City Selection Committee
  • Cities Association of Santa Clara County Legislative Action Committee
  • City/School Liaison Committee (Santa Clara Unified School District) (Chair)
  • Grand Boulevard Task Force/El Camino Real
  • Modesto - Santa Clara - Redding Energy Authority (MSR EA) (Alternate)
  • Modesto - Santa Clara - Redding Public Power Agency (MSR) (Alternate)
  • Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) (Alternate)
  • Peninsula Division of the League of California Cities
  • Joint Recycled Water Policy Advisory Committee
  • San Jose/Santa Clara Treatment Plant Advisory Committee (TPAC)
  • Santa Clara County Comprehensive Expressway Planning Study Policy Advisory Board (Alternate)
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Board of Directors (North East Cities Group)
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Congestion Management Program & Planning Committee (CMPP) (North East Cities Group)
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) County Expressways Policy Advisory Committee
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) El Camino Real Rapid Transit (ECRRT) Policy Advisory Board (PAB) 

Background/Employment

  • 28 yrs of Municipal Experience - 14 as a City Administrator

Community Involvement

  • City of Santa Clara 
    • Councilmember / Vice Mayor (1998-2006) (2008– 2010) (10yrs)
    • Redevelopment Agency Director (1998-2006) (2008 – 2010) (10yrs)
    • Open Space Authority Director (1998-2006) (2008 – 2010) (10yrs)
    • Council Goal Setting Committee, Chair (1998 – 2006) (2008 – 2010) (10yrs)
    • Ethics Committee, Chair (2004 – 2005) (2 yrs)
    • Campaign Finance Reform Committee, Founding Member 1998 – 2005 (6 yrs)
    • Audit Committee, Chair (1999 – 2006) (6 yrs) 
    • Downtown Revitalization Committee, Chair / Member (1998 – 2005) (6 yrs)
    • All American City Committee, Founding Member (1999 – 2000) (2 yrs)
    • Neighborhood Enhancement Committee, Chair / Founder – (1999 – 2006) (7 yrs)
    • Americans with Disabilities Act Committee – Chair (1998 – 2000) (2 yrs)
    • Mission City 21 Committee, Member (2009 – Current) 
    • Salary Setting Committee, Chair/ Member (1998 – 2006) (8 yrs) (2008 – 2010)
    • Housing Rehabilitation Loan Committee, Chair – (1999 – 2006) (7 yrs)
    • Facility Naming Committee, Alternate Member (2008 – 2010)
    • Planning Commission, Chair/ Member (1994 – 1998) (4 yrs)
    • Architectural Review Committee, Planning Commission representative (1996 – 1998)
  • Regional Boards and Multi-Agency Committees
    • Valley Transportation Authority, Director, 2005 – 2006 Alternate Director (2009 – 2010).
    • VTA Policy Advisory Committee – Chair (2009 – 2010)
    • California High-Speed Rail Authority Policymaker Working Group
    • Cal-Train Policy Advisory Board, Member – (2005-2006) (2 yrs)
    • VTA Ride Taskforce – Co-Chair with San Jose Councilmember Nora Campos, (2005-2006) (2 yrs)
    • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) General Assembly (2009-2010)
    • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Congestion Management Program & Planning Committee (CMPP) (North County Cities Group-Alternate) (2009-2010)
    • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Transit Planning and Operations Committee (TP&O) (North County Cities Group-Alternate) (2009-2010)
    • Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority - Chair, Board of Directors. (2000 – 2006)
    • TPAC - Santa Clara / San Jose Water Pollution Control Plant, Director (2005-2006) Alt (2008-2010)
    • Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, Member (2003 – 2006) (3 yrs)
    • Santa Clara Unified / City Liaison Committee, Chair (1998 –2006) (8 yrs) Member (2008-2010)
    • Mission College Liaison Committee, Member (2000 – 2006) (6 yrs)
    • Santa Clara University Liaison Committee, Member (1999 – 2005) (6 yrs)
    • Abandoned Vehicle Service Authority, Director (1999 – Current) (11yrs)
  • Community Service (partial list):
    • Santa Clara HS Music Booster Association, President 2009-2010
    • Buchser Music Booster Association, Co-President 2007-2008 
    • Santa High School Athletic Boosters, Member 2006 - Current 
    • Red Cross Disaster Assessment Leader - 2005 (Katrina) 
    • Westside Little League, Coach 1996-1997 
    • PTA Member – Westwood Elementary 1996-2004 
    • PTA Member – Buchser Middle School 2000-2008
    • Parent Board, Member – Washington Open Elementary School 2005-2010 
    • Docent, Santa Clara Historic Home Tour 1998-2012 
    • Beautiful Day, Better Homes (assist elderly, disabled residents), Founding Member 2002-Current

Personal Information

  • Married to the love of my life Julie Matthews 26 yrs.
  • Four wonderful children: Daniel, Carrie, Kanu and Molly (proud dad!)
  • Fifth Generation Santa Claran – Ancestors arrived by covered wagon after traveling with the Donner Party 1846



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