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 is an attorney and former prosecutor with the San Mateo County and Alameda County district attorney offices. 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.