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Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer's Bio:
Trish Herrera Spencer was elected mayor in November, 2014. Her first term runs through December, 2018. She previously was elected to two terms on the Alameda Unified School District Board of Education, and served six years as a Trustee.
She also serves on the Alameda County Transportation Commission, Alameda County Lead Abatement Joint Powers Authority Board, East Bay Economic Development Alliance (EDA) Executive Committee for Alameda County Mayors’ Conference of Northern Cities, East Bay Regional Park District/City Council Subcommittee, Alameda Heath Systems/City Council Subcommittee, Alameda Unified School District/City Council Subcommittee and Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and their Families.
She is proud to serve as the first Hispanic Mayor of the City. She is an environmentalist, advocate for smart growth, and strong supporter of education. She is also an attorney. Her husband and she raised four children in Alameda. She’s a nine year breast cancer survivor (“triple negative,” which more frequently occurs in women of color) and supporter of Relay for Life. She enjoys running, has run marathons, and runs local half marathons and 5Ks to support local causes.