Lily Mei


Fremont, California


Mayor Lily Mei was sworn in December 2016 as Fremont’s first woman and minority mayor in Fremont’s 63-year history. She first was elected to the Fremont City Council in 2014.

Mayor Mei actively represents Fremont’s interest on critical infrastructure issues including transportation and  housing. Currently, she serves on the Alameda County Transportation Commission as Chair for the I-680 Sunol Express Lane Joint Powers Authority, Vice Chair for the Goods Movement Planning Committee, and as a Member of the Planning, Policy and Legislation Committee.

In 2019, Mayor Mei was nominated to serve on the National League of Cities policy committees of Transportation & Infrastructure Services. Most recently she was appointed as Co-Chair of the NLC Transportation Technology subcommittee. She also serves on the League of California Cities’ Housing, Community and Economic Development policy committee as an East Bay representative.

Mayor Mei was instrumental in initiating Fremont’s first Mobility Task Force, which successfully guided the development of the City’s Mobility Action Plan focused on addressing the need for comprehensive citywide traffic congestion planning, safety of all travel modes, emerging transportation trends, such as autonomous vehicles, and producing an action agenda checklist planning for Fremont’s future initiatives.

Mayor Mei grew up in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Drexel University. Her professional experience includes over 20 years in competitive analysis, product and channel management, supply chain practices and serving as a worldwide sales operations controller. Most recently she led a global high-technology trade association representing industry leaders to develop best practices to advance intellectual property protection.

Mayor Mei lives in Fremont with her husband, Peter, and their children, Katie and Calvin.

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