Drew Combs

City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 650-924-1890
Drew Combs

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 Role
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) primary
Emergency Services Council alternate
Grand Boulevard Initiative Task Force alternate
League of California Cities - Peninsula Division primary
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority primary
San Mateo County Council of Cities - City Selection Committee primary
South Bayside Waste Management Authority (RethinkWaste) alternate

City Council liaison to other entities Role
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce primary
School districts alternate

City Council subcommittees Role
Community Funding Subcommittee (standing committee) member
Quality of Life Ordinance Subcommittee (ad hoc committee) member
Willow Road/U.S. Highway 101 Interchange Improvements Subcommittee (ad hoc committee) member

City Council advisory bodies Role
Finance and Audit Committee member
Parks and Recreation Commission liaison

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