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.
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