Yoriko Kishimoto

Former City Council Member at City of Palo Alto (California)

Yoriko Kishimoto

Yoriko Kishimoto

Former City Council Member at City of Palo Alto (California)

Biography

Yoriko Kishimoto was born in Japan and raised in the United States. She attended Wesleyan University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University in 1981.

Yoriko has served on the Board since being appointed in November 2010, following the passing of Board President and Ward 2 Director Mary Davey.

Prior to joining the District, Yoriko was a member of the Palo Alto City Council where she promoted walkable communities, open government, high environmental standards, and fiscal responsibility. She became Mayor in 2007.

In addition to her work in the City of Palo Alto, Yoriko also served on the boards of Hidden Villa, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Valley Transportation Authority.

Yoriko lives in Palo Alto with her husband and two daughters. They are frequent visitors to Long Ridge Open Space Preserve.

Overview
RelSci Relationships

218

Primary Location

Palo Alto, CA, United States

Number of Boards

5

Relationships
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Member, Santa Clara Valley Water Commission at Santa Clara Valley Water District (California)

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Chief Executive Officer at Santa Clara Valley Water District (California)

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Member, Board of Directors at Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (California)

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Member, Board of Directors at Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (California)

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Member, Board of Directors at Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (California)

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President, Board of Directors at Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (California)

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Vice President of Land at Peninsula Open Space Trust

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Director at Bay Planning Coalition

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Chief Financial Officer at Santa Clara Valley Water District (California)

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General Manager at Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (California)

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Yoriko Kishimoto
Former City Council Member at City of Palo Alto (California)
Education
Masters in Business Administration
Class of 1981

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in East Asian Studies

Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. About 2,900 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive and innovative work that makes a positive difference in the world—that’s what Wesleyan is about.

Career History
City Council Member
Prior

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Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Prior
Vice President, Board of Directors
2010 - Current

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is a regional greenbelt system in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is comprised of over 60,000 acres of land in 26 open space preserves protected for public enjoyment, making a preserve system of diverse and unparalleled beauty in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. VTA provides bus, light rail, and paratransit services, as well as participates as a funding partner in regional rail service including Caltrain, Capital Corridor, and the Altamont Corridor Express. As the county’s congestion management agency, VTA is responsible for countywide transportation planning, including congestion management, design and construction of specific highway, pedestrian, and bicycle improvement projects, as well as promotion of transit oriented development. VTA provides these services throughout the county, including the municipalities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. VTA continually builds partnerships to deliver transportation solutions that meet the evolving mobility needs of Santa Clara County. VTA was created in 1972 pursuant to the Santa Clara County Transit District Act. Effective December 1, 1994, VTA became the Congestion Management Agency in Santa Clara County, undertaking the responsibility for countywide transportation planning and funding and for managing the county’s blueprint to reduce congestion and improve air quality. Prior to January 1, 1995, the County Board of Supervisors served as the Board of Directors of VTA. Effective January 1, 1995, pursuant to State legislation, VTA has operated under a separate Board of Directors composed of County and city representatives. On January 1, 2000, pursuant to State legislation, VTA’s name was officially changed from the Santa Clara County Transit District.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

California Legislature created the Air District in 1955 as the first regional air pollution control agency in the countr

Political Donations
$100
2008

Member, Board of Directors at HomeFirst

$100
2007

Member, Board of Directors at HomeFirst

Political Donations Received
$100
2010
$100
2010
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