Meet the Candidate
Lisa Gauthier is a long time resident of East Palo Alto and is currently seeking re-election to the East Palo Alto City Council. She was first elected to office in 2012 and is currently serving as a Council Member. She previously held the positions of Vice Mayor in 2014 and 2018 and Mayor in 2015 and 2019. Lisa is also the Government Affairs Manager for an online EdTech company in Mountain View, where she supports the company’s community impact programs – including Working Scholars, a community-funded free college initiative.
Lisa is an active board member with Live in Peace, CCAG, San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, Stanford Medicine Community Council, San Mateo County Flood and SLR Resiliency Agency and San Francisquito JPA. She is a graduate of Emerge, a leadership program for democratic women and a Regional Area Director for BWOPA (Black Women Organized for Political Action). She was awarded the Athena Award from the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and was recently chosen as one of Silicon Valley’s 100 Women of Influence for 2020 by Silicon Valley Business Journal.
In 2019, Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in general management from Thomas Edison University in New Jersey. She is the proud mother of three young adults and active community volunteer.
Some of Lisa’s areas of focus include, advocating for the food security, fighting for the homeless, the creation of affordable housing, supporting small business and working with the youth and underserved. She is a staunch supporter of Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which addresses opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 vote for Lisa Gauthier for City Council
It has been an honor serving the community of East Palo Alto as a City Council Member and representing you as both Vice Mayor and Mayor. During my tenure on council we have made great progress. However, there is still much work to be done. As new challenges continue to test our resiliency, I remain confident in our capacity to rise to meet those challenges successfully.
The future of our great city relies on our collective capacity. Our priorities are to stop the spread of COVID-19, build and secure affordable housing, manage development, create local jobs, and support local businesses. We must also take care of our seniors and our youth. One of my goals is to commit funding to a comprehensive senior services program and establish a youth leadership commission.
My approach to representation has been to build consensus through collaboration, accountability, transparency and fiscal responsibility. Through an equity lens I have intentionally immersed myself in all aspects of the community. I have learned that we are resilient people and that we are greater together, than apart.
With your support, I can continue working with my colleagues on council to forge a brighter future through sound policy, and fulfillment of our strategic goals and initiatives.
East Palo Alto is the “City on the Move” and a great place to live. Our physical location, rich multicultural community, and resilient spirit is what makes us a Treasure by the Bay.
I humbly and enthusiastically ask for your trust in continuing this important work.
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