Cynthia Mathews
City Council Member , Santa Cruz City Council
First Elected: 1992
Current term Expires: December, 2020
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Public Address

809 Center Street, Room 10

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Political Positions & Connections

City Council Committee and Board assignments:  Community Services Committee, Conference and Visitors' Council (CVC), Downtown Management Corporation, Economic Development Council, Library Joint Powers Board, Monterey Bay Sanctuary Inter-Agency Task Force. Co-Chaired numerous local revenue measures for Santa Cruz City Schools and City of Santa Cruz. 

  • Santa Cruz City Council member: 1992-1996, 1996-2000, 2002-2006, 2006-2010, 2012-2016, 2016-2020
  • Four terms as mayor: 1997, 2006, 2009, 2016

Community Service

Former board member, Museum of Art and History; Leadership Committee, Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center; Appointed member, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council; Corresponding Secretary, Democratic Central Committee of Santa Cruz County; Oversight Committee, Santa Cruz Redevelopment Successor Agency.

Founder and executive director, Planned Parenthood of Santa Cruz County;  Associate VP for Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte; co-chair, Reproductive Rights Network. Founder and steering committee member, Downtown Neighbors Association. Member and active volunteer with Friends of Santa Cruz County State Parks, Santa Cruz City Schools.

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