Mountain View, Calif. — The two new members of the Mountain View City Council – Sally J. Lieber and Pat Showalter - were sworn in, along with two returning members, Margaret Abe-Koga and Lisa Matichak, at the Council’s first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council also elected Ellen Kamei as Mayor and Lucas Ramirez as Vice Mayor. A third generation Mountain View resident, Mayor Kamei most recently served as Vice Mayor in 2020 and was elected to the Council in November 2018. View her Mayor’s welcome message. Vice Mayor Ramirez was also elected to the Council in November 2018.
Councilmember Lieber previously served on the Council from 1999 to 2003. Councilmember Showalter had also served on the Council from 2015 to 2019.
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, 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 82,739. 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 Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.