Bill Clarkson

San Ramon, California

Mayor Bill Clarkson settled in San Ramon 40 years ago, and was elected in 2011 as Mayor. He is serving his third term.

During his term in office, San Ramon approved and began construction of the new downtown district called “City Center”, built a new City Hall, completed the expansion and total renovation of the City Library, implemented new polices to preserve open space and constructed eight new parks along the Iron Horse Trail.

Bill was raised in Oakland CA, and he served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1976.  He received a Master’s in Business Administration from San Jose State University in 1978.

Bill is still full-time small business owner, and began his business in San Ramon 40 years ago. He was awarded the “Business Person of the Year” by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce in 1997 and by the Contra Costa County Business Council in 2002.

Bill also has a long history of serve with the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, serving on its board of Directors for 11 years, including one as its Chairman of the Board in 2008.

Bill is also a long-term San Ramon Rotarian. In 2010, he helped to Charter the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Club, and served as their Charter President.

Bill was elected to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board in 1998 and served for three terms, including three times as the Board President.

Over the years, Bill has served in a number of positions with the City of San Ramon. He was a member of the Housing Advisory Committee, serving as its Chair in 1994. In 1998, he was a member of the City Charter Commission, and was a Parks and Community Services Commissioner from 2009 to 2011.

Bill Clarkson will be speaking at:

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