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Drew Combs was unanimously selected by the City Council to serve as mayor for 2021. He is the 45th person to hold the position, which rotates annually among City Councilmembers.
In 2018, Combs was elected to the Menlo Park City Council by the residents of District 2, which includes the Willows, Suburban Park, Lorelei Manor and Flood Triangle neighborhoods. Prior to being elected, Combs served on the city’s Planning Commission for four years. Combs was also previously a member of the city’s Bicycle Commission. In addition to city government roles, Combs’ community service has included tutoring high school students and fundraising for a local nonprofit.
Combs’ professional experiences include a decade-long stint as a legal journalist as well as management roles in the tech industry. He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he majored in Urban Studies, and Harvard Law School.
Combs lives in the Willows neighborhood with his wife and two young children.
Mayor Combs represents the City on the following:
City Council appointments to regional agencies
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
Emergency Services Council
Grand Boulevard Initiative Task Force
League of California Cities - Peninsula Division
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
San Mateo County Council of Cities - City Selection Committee
South Bayside Waste Management Authority (RethinkWaste)
City Council liaison to other entities
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce
City Council subcommittees
Community Funding Subcommittee (standing committee)
Quality of Life Ordinance Subcommittee (ad hoc committee)
Willow Road/U.S. Highway 101 Interchange Improvements Subcommittee (ad hoc committee)
City Council advisory bodies
Finance and Audit Committee
Parks and Recreation Commission
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City reopening plans
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