Council Member Diane Papan

First Term: Expires 12/2020*
Took Office: 2015
Served as Mayor: 2019 
Served as Deputy Mayor: 2018 
Email: dpapan@cityofsanmateo.org
Phone: (650) 522-7522 ext. 6265
  
Council Member Diane Papan grew up in San Mateo County and has lived in San Mateo for over ten years. She was elected to the City Council in November 2015 and is serving her first term. She is an attorney specializing in commercial litigation. Diane is also the Director of John’s Closet, a non-profit benefiting school-aged children. She served as President of the Baywood Owners Improvement Association, Second-V.P. of San Mateo United Homeowners Association, and Chair of the Baywood School Site Council. She worked on the Downtown Master Plan and parking plan.

*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


  • City Delegate to Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
  • City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) - Resource Management Climate Protection (RMCP)
  • City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) - Board Member
  • Flood & Sea Level Rise Resiliency District - Board Member
  • San Francisco Airport Community Roundtable ** (Alternate)
  • San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department Joint Powers Authority (JPA) - (Alternate)
  • San Mateo County Express Lanes Joint Powers Authority (JPA) - Board Member

Internal Assignments

  • Library Commission - Council Liaison

    ** Continuity Appointment - per Council Guidelines Ch. 11 Section 5
City Council Member - Diane Papan