Get to Know Kathy!

I grew up in a family where both my parents were committed to civic engagement to make their community a better place to live. My husband and I, with our two young daughters, moved to Pleasanton 23 years ago. I became involved with local sports teams for many years with my children, who were both swimmers, serving on the Board of Directors for two different organizations. This led to becoming a member of the Bernal Property Task Force (representing sports groups), which led to an appointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission—and the rest is history! I enjoy serving as your Councilmember and I find it rewarding to meet residents, listen to what matters and provide the leadership that makes Pleasanton the place we all love to call home.

Civic and Community Involvement

Pleasanton City Council, May 2013 – Present

Vice Mayor 2016

Planning Commissioner, five years

Parks and Recreation Commissioner, five years


Council Subcommittees, Local and Regional Committees

Alameda County Liaison Committee

City Attorney Evaluation Committee

City Manager Evaluation Committee

Downtown Specific Plan Update Taskforce

Dublin San Ramon Services District Liaison Committee

East Bay Regional Park District Liaison Committee

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Joint Powers Authority

Livermore Liaison Committee

School District Liaison Committee—past Chair

Zone 7 Liaison Committee

Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District—past Board President

Alameda County Transportation Commission—alternate

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority--alternate


Co-chair, East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force

Chair, Heritage Tree Board of Appeals

Member, Downtown Hospitality Guideline Task Force

Member, Housing Element Task Force

Member, Hacienda Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Guidelines Task Force

Member, Bernal Property Task Force

Member, Bernal Community Park Task Force

President, Treasurer, Pleasanton Seahawks Swim Team Board of Directors

Fields Director, Pleasanton RAGE Girls Soccer

PPIE Advisory Council Member


Awards and Memberships

Rainmaker Award—Sunflower Hill

Rotary—Pleasanton Downtown



  • Managing Partner, Forselles II Partners LLC
  • Process Engineer, Manufacturing Development Manager – The Pillsbury Co.,



  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis