Deputy Mayor Diane Papan

First Term: Expires 12/2020*
Took office in 2015
Serving as Deputy Mayor in 2018
(650) 522-7522 ext. 6265
Deputy Mayor 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.

Internal Assignments

  • Legislative Committee
  • Library Board
  • Public Works Commission
  • Selection Committee
  • Audit and Budget Committee
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External Assignments

  • City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG)
  • Council of Cities - Chair
  • Local Policy Makers Group - alternate
  • San Francisco Airport Roundtable
  • Sister City Association - Honorary Chairwoman (alternate)
  • South Bayside Waste Management Authority - alternate
  • City Delegate to Assembly Member Kevin Mullin