About Greg Schmid

Greg SchmidGreg Schmid
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto 94301
(650) 444-6313
greg.schmid@cityofpaloalto.org

Personal

  • Born in San Francisco; lived in Palo Alto since 1973.
  • Married with four children, all brought up in Palo Alto

Occupation

  • Economic Forecasting and Strategic Planning with businesses and governments

Education

  • B.A. Yale College, Philosophy and History
  • PhD Columbia University, Economics and History

Council Service

  • Elected to City Council, 2008, re-elected 2013 
  • Member, Policy & Services Committee, 2009
  • Member, Finance Committee, 2008, 2009, 2013, Chair, 2010
  • Member, Council/CAO Committee, 2008, 2009 
  • Member, City/School Liaison Committee, 2010
  • Member, Regional Housing Mandate Committee, 2013 
  • Liaison, Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 2010
  • Liaison, Santa Clara Valley Water District Commission, 2013 
  • Liaison, SCVWD Lower Peninsula Flood Control & Water Shed Advisory Committee, 2010
  • Liaison, Avenidas, 2008, 2009 
  • Liaison, Historic Resources Board, 2009 
  • Liaison, Lytton Gardens, 2009, 2013
  • Liaison, Palo Alto Housing Corporation, 2008
  • Liaison, Art Center Foundation, 2013 
  • Liaison, Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen Corps Council, 2013
  • Liaison, Association of Bay Area Governments, 2013
  • Liaison, Grand Boulevard Task Force, 2013 

Community Service

  • Palo Alto Unified School District, Board, 1989-1993
  • Co-Chair, PAUSD Committee 2000 (worked to build a consensus on longer term demographic and economic projections for the school district)

Professional Experience

  • Director, Managing Uncertainty-a consulting group doing economic and demographic forecasting and strategic planning for government and business, 2003-2009.
  • Director and Treasurer at the Institute for the Future, Menlo Park CA, 1973-2003.
  • Head of a research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1967-1973.
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2013