Elected to City Council: May 2014
Term Expires: November 2018
Kathy Narum was elected to the Pleasanton City Council in May, 2013 to fill the seat vacated when then-Councilmember Jerry Thorne was elected as Mayor. She was re-elected to the Council in 2014. A 19-year resident of Pleasanton, she has a lengthy background of civic and volunteer work in Pleasanton and has been actively involved in local government for more than a decade.
Councilmember Narum’s government positions include five years on the Planning Commission, which she chaired in 2011. During this time she also co-chaired the East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force, and served on the Downtown Hospitality Guidelines Task Force and the Hacienda Transit Oriented Development Guidelines Task Force.
Councilmember Narum also served as a Parks and Recreation Commission for five years and was a member of the Bernal Property and the Bernal Community Park task forces. She is a past President and Treasurer of the Pleasanton Seahawks Swim Team and was actively involved in Pleasanton RAGE Girls Soccer. During her tenure on the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Councilmember’s efforts to renovate the athletic fields at Amador Valley Community Park contributed to getting the project funded and completed.
She currently serves on a number of committees that include the Joint Powers Authority Committee of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, Bernal Property Financing Committee, Alameda County Liaison Committee, School District Liaison Committee, Dublin San Ramon Services District Liaison Committee, and the Livermore Liaison Committee. Councilmember Narum also serves on the regional Tri-Valley Affordable Housing Committee, the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District, and the Zone 7 Liaison Committee.
Councilmember Narum has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. She was a Process Engineer for The Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Today, she is the Manager-Owner of family-owned commercial property in the mid-west.