1/11/2023 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

MEDIA RELEASE 01112023-1
Subject :

Mountain View’s Annual City Council Reorganization for 2023
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer

City Council elects Alison Hicks as Mayor and Pat Showalter as Vice Mayor

Mountain View, Calif. — At the first regular meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 10, the City Council elected Alison Hicks as Mayor and Pat Showalter as Vice Mayor. Mayor Hicks most recently served as Vice Mayor in 2022. She was elected to the Council in November 2018 and reelected to her second term in November 2022. View her Mayor’s welcome message. Vice Mayor Showalter was elected to the Council in November 2020.

Mountain View has a council-manager form of government, in which the Council is the legislative body of the City, setting policy and establishing the City’s overall priorities and direction.

The seven councilmembers are elected at large for four-year terms. Service on the Council is limited to two consecutive full terms. In January of each year, the Council elects one of its members as Mayor and another as Vice Mayor.

For more information about the makeup of the City Council, visit the City Council Roster webpage.

About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 83,864. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA’s Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.

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