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San Mateo County, CA November 3, 2015 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Alicia C. Aguirre

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Redwood City

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Alicia Carmen Aguirre

Alicia C. Aguirre is the former Mayor of the City Redwood City and is a serving member of the City Council. She is the first Latina/o Mayor in the history of Redwood City. She was appointed in January, 2005 and was elected in November, 2005, 2007, and 2011. She also served as a Trustee and the President of the Redwood City Elementary School Board.

As an elected official, she serves on many of the City's committees and several regional boards in the County of San Mateo and statewide.

As an active community member, she has served on numerous community boards in San Mateo County and the State of California and has received many awards. Some of these include:

  • Woman of the Year 2012 State of California 21st Assembly District`s by Assemblyman Rich Gordon
  • Recipient of the OHTLI Award and Medal by the Mexican Government
  • President of the Statewide Latino Caucus Executive Board of the League of California Cities
  • Trustee, Notre Dame De Namur University
  • Inducted into the Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber Hall of Fame
  • Treasurer of the Latino Political Action Committee of San Mateo County
  • Vice Chair, CCAG - City County Association of Governments Board
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Peninsula Division of the League of CA Cities
  • Chair of the Redwood City Chamber Leadership Committee and member of the Government Relations Committee
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner, representing the Cities of SMC
  • Latina Mentor Advisory Council of the San Mateo County Office of Education
  • Redwood City Library Foundation
  • President of the Board of the Service League of San Mateo County
  • Shelter Network Board
  • Hispanos Unidos
  • Mt. Carmel School Board and the Garfield Charter School Board

Alicia is a professor at Caņada College. She has taught there since 1988 in the English Institute and the Spanish Department. She was Chair of the District Curriculum Committee and on the District Academic Senate. She holds an M.A. from Eastern Michigan University and has done Doctoral studies in Social Anthropology at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She was a Fulbright Exchange Professor in Argentina.

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