About Alicia


Alicia Aguirre is the former Mayor of the City Redwood City and is a serving member of the City Council. She was appointed in January, 2005 and was elected in November, 2005, 2007, and 2011.  She also served as a Trustee and the President of the Redwood City Elementary School Board.

As an active community member, she has served on numerous community boards in San Mateo County and the State of California and has received many awards. Some of these include:

  • Woman of the Year 2012 State of California 21st Assembly District by Assemblyman Rich Gordon
  • Recipient of the OHTLI Award and Medal by the Mexican Government
  • President of the Statewide Latino Caucus Executive Board of the League of California Cities
  • Notre Dame De Namur University, Former Trustee
  • Inducted into the Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber Hall of Fame
  • Treasurer of the Latino Political Action Committee of San Mateo County
  • Vice Chair, CCAG – City County Association of Governments Board
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Peninsula Division of the League of CA Cities
  • Chair of the Redwood City Chamber Leadership Committee
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner
  • Redwood City Library Foundation, Past Board Member
  • Redwood City International Board Member
  • President of the Board of the Service League of San Mateo County
  • Mt. Carmel School Board and the Garfield Charter School Board, Former member

Alicia is a professor at Cañada College. She has taught there since 1988 in the English Institute and the Spanish Departments. She was also a former Visiting Dean at the Sequoia Union High School District as Director of English Learners. She holds an M.A. from Eastern Michigan University. She was a Fulbright Exchange Professor in Argentina.