Deputy Mayor Rick Bonilla

First Term: Expires 12/2022*
Took Office: 2015
Served as Mayor: 2018
Serving as Deputy Mayor: 2021
Best To: Email Deputy Mayor Bonilla to schedule an appointment or discussion 
Phone: (650) 522-7522 ext. 6263
Deputy Mayor Rick Bonilla was born in San Francisco and grew up on the peninsula. He and his wife have resided in San Mateo since 1991. Rick was appointed to the City Council in January 2015, elected in November 2015 to a two-year term, and re-elected in 2017 to his first full term. Rick served as the Chair of San Mateo's Planning Commission, and also served six years on the Public Works Commission and several years on the Bay Meadows and Transportation Corridor Citizen's Advisory Committee (2001-04).  

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

External Assignments and Appointments

  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) - General Assembly 
  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) - Regional Planning Committee 
  • City/County Association of Governments C/CAG - Congestion Management and Environmental Quality (CMEQ) Subcommittee 
  • Housing Endowment and Regional Trust (HEART) - Board Member & Vice Chair 
  • League of California Cities - Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations Policy Committee - Vice Chair
  • Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)** - Board Member, Executive Committee, Leg Committee, Procurement Sub Committee 
  • Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance - - Board Member & Chair of Finance Committee
  • San Mateo County Council of Cities  
  • South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA)** Vice Chair, Exec Committee, Finance Committee & Zero Waste Committee

    ** Continuity Appointment - per Council Guideline Ch. 11 Section 5

Internal Assignments

  • City Council Audit and Budget Committee 
  • City Council Legislative Committee 
  • Community Relations Commission (CRC)
  • Council of Cities - City Selection Committee 
  • Planning Commission**

    **Continuity Appointment - per Council Guideline Ch. 11 Section 5