About Gregory Scharff

Greg ScharffGreg Scharff
445 Seale Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 868-9303 (cell)
Phone: (650) 325-7200 (office)
Email: greg.scharff@cityofpaloalto.org
Email: gregscharff@aol.com

Personal

  • Palo Alto resident since 1988
  • Married, with 3 children, Laura 22, Emily 19 and Jason 15

Occupation

  • Attorney in California Avenue Business District

Education

  • BA Summa Cum Laude, Bowdoin College, Economics
  • JD Columbia University, School of Law

Council Service

  • Elected Mayor, 2013, 2017 
  • Elected Vice Mayor, 2012, 2016
  • Elected to City Council, 2009
  • Finance Committee Member, 2010-2012, 2015
  • Finance Committee Chair, 2011
  • Policy and Services Committee Member, 2014, 2016
  • Council Appointed Officers (CAO) Committee Chair, 2013-2014
  • Council Appointed Officers (CAO) Committee Member, 2010-2014, 2016-17
  • Member, City Council Rail Committee, 2016-17
  • City/School Committee Member, 2011
  • Infrastructure Committee Member, 2012-2013
  • Technology and the Connected City Committee Member, 2013
  • Regional Housing Mandate Committee Member, 2011-2014
  • Cubberley Policy Advisory Committee Member, 2013
  • Alternate, Neighbors Abroad, 2016
  • Grand Boulevard Task Force, 2014
  • Public Art Commission Liaison, 2011
  • Art Center Foundation Liaison, 2010
  • Chamber of Commerce Liaison, 2010, 2016
  • Utilities Advisory Committee Representative, 2011-2016, 2017 (Alternate) 
  • Santa Clara County Emergency Operational Area Council, 2016 (Alternate)
  • Santa Clara County Cities Association Delegate, 2011-2015, 2017 
  • Santa Clara County Cities Association, Executive Board, Secretary/Treasurer 2014, Vice President 2015, President 2017 
  • Santa Clara County Cities Association Chair, Housing Committee, 2014-15
  • Santa Clara County Cities Association, Legislative Committee, 2011-2013, 2015, 2016 (First Vice President), 2017 
  • Santa Clara County Cities Association, City Selection Committee, 2011-2014
  • Palo Alto Downtown Business & Professional Association (Business Improvement District) Representative, 2011-2014
  • Palo Alto Transportation Management Association, 2017 (Alternate) 
  • Silicon Valley Board of Realtors, 2011, 2017 (Alternate)

State and Regional Service

  • Commissioner Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission, (BCDC) 2013-2014
  • Association of Bay Area Government (ABAG), Delegate 2017, Executive Board 2014-16, Alternate 2012-13, Delegate 2010-11
  • Joint Powers Board, Caltrain Advisory Committee 2014-15, 2017 
  • Santa Clara County Expressway Policy Advisory Board, Delegate, 2014-15
  • Northern California Power Agency, Commissioner 2013-17, Alternate 2012
  • San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA), 2016 (Alternate), 2017 

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017
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