Council Member Joe Goethals

Second Term: Expires 12/2022*
Took office in 2013
Served as Mayor 2016
jgoethals@cityofsanmateo.org
(650) 522-7522 ext. 6264

Council Member Joe Goethals is a life-long resident of San Mateo. Joe was elected in November 2013, was re-elected in 2017 and is currently serving his second term. He works as a prosecutor in the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Joe served on the Public Works Commission 2010-2013, and was serving as the Chair of the Public Works Commission when he was elected. Joe also has a Master’s degree in Public Health and he served on the Peninsula Health Care District Board prior to being elected to the City Council. 

*Current term was extended by one year as the City moves to even-year elections with the passage of Measure B in 2017.

Internal Assignments

  • Community Relations Commission
  • Personnel Board
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External Assignments

  • City Delegate to Senator Jerry Hill
  • City/Council Association of Governments - alternate
  • Local Policy Makers Group
  • San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department
  • San Mateo Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services Group