Mayor Joe Goethals

Second Term: Expires 12/2022*
Took Office: 2013
Serving as Mayor: 2020
Phone: (650) 522-7522 ext. 6264
Mayor 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.
Mayor: Joe Goethals

External Assignments and Appointments

  • College of San Mateo President's Centennial Committee
  • Emergency Services Council
  • Honorary Chairman - Sister City Association
  • Local Policy Makers Group (LPMG) - (Alternate)
  • San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department Joint Powers Association (JPA) - President & Chair of the Board
  • San Mateo County Council of Cities
  • San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) - (Alternate)
  • San Mateo County Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services Group

Internal Assignments

  • City Council Audit and Budget Committee
  • City Council Legislative Committee
  • Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)** - (Alternate)
  • Personnel Board

    **Continuity Appointment - per Council Guidelines Ch. 11 section 5.