Alicia Carmen Aguirre
Board of Directors
Alicia C. Aguirre is the former Mayor of the City Redwood City and is a serving member of the City Council. She is the first Latina/o Mayor in the history of Redwood City. She was appointed in January, 2005 and was elected in November, 2005, 2007, and 2011. She also served as a Trustee and the President of the Redwood City Elementary School Board.
As an elected official, she serves on many of the City’s committees and several regional boards in the County of San Mateo and statewide.
As an active community member, she has served on numerous community boards in San Mateo County and the State of California and has received many awards.
Some of these include:
Woman of the Year 2012 State of California 21st Assembly District‘s by Assemblyman Rich Gordon
Recipient of the OHTLI Award and Medal by the Mexican Government
President of the Statewide Latino Caucus Executive Board of the League of California Cities
Trustee, Notre Dame De Namur University
Inducted into the Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber Hall of Fame
Treasurer of the Latino Political Action Committee of San Mateo County
Vice Chair, CCAG - City County Association of Governments Board
Secretary/Treasurer of the Peninsula Division of the League of CA Cities
Chair of the Redwood City Chamber Leadership Committee and member of the Government Relations Committee
Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner, representing the Cities of SMC
Latina Mentor Advisory Council of the San Mateo County Office of Education
Redwood City Library Foundation
President of the Board of the Service League of San Mateo County
Shelter Network Board
Mt. Carmel School Board and the Garfield Charter School Board
Alicia is a professor at Cañada College. She has taught there since 1988 in the English Institute and the Spanish Department. She was Chair of the District Curriculum Committee and on the District Academic Senate. She holds an M.A. from Eastern Michigan University and has done Doctoral studies in Social Anthropology at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She was a Fulbright Exchange Professor in Argentina.
For more information please visit her website at www.aliciaaguirre.com