Vice Mayor Liz Kniss Elected as Mayor, Councilmember Eric Filseth as Vice Mayor
At its first meeting of the New Year on Jan. 8, the Palo Alto City Council elected Vice Mayor Liz Kniss as Mayor and Councilmember Eric Filseth as Vice Mayor. This will be the third time Kniss has served as Mayor having initially served on the Council from 1989 to 2000, and as Mayor in 1994 and 2000. She was also a member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors from 2001-2012, and returned to the Palo Alto City Council in 2012. She was re-elected in 2016. Kniss also serves as chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Councilmember Filseth was elected to the Council in 2014 and last year served as chair of the Finance Committee. A former tech executive, Filseth also serves on the Rail Committee, the Council Appointed Officers Committee and the City/School Liaison Committee.
Last Updated: January 8, 2018