Campbell City Leaders
CAMPBELL MAYOR – Jason Baker
Mayor Baker earned his B.A. in Political Science at the University of California at Davis in 1995. After graduation, he was a Research Associate for the Violence Prevention Research Program at the UC Davis School of Medicine for two years prior to entering law school. Mr. Baker received his J.D., Cum Laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2000. In July 2014, he completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government executive education program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Jason Baker serves as Mayor in Campbell, California following his election by the City Council on December 1, 2015. He was first elected to the Campbell City Council in November 2008. Jason served as Campbell’s Mayor in 2011 before returning to the role of Council Member to complete his four year term. In August 2012, Jason ran for re-election and was unopposed; he was appointed to serve an additional four-year Council term expiring November 2016.
CITY MANAGER’S MESSAGE
It’s my pleasure to serve as Campbell’s City Manager because I have had opportunities to meet and interact with the many members of the Chamber of Commerce. I have especially enjoyed attending the Chamber’s monthly networking luncheons and volunteering at various Chamber events.
My goal is to preserve and maintain the valuable City-Chamber partnership we have in terms of promoting economic development. This important relationship includes assisting the Chamber with its two popular festivals, Oktoberfest and Boogie On The Avenue, and the numerous ribbon cutting ceremonies held for new businesses throughout the year. I urge you to keep this important business directory because it can serve as a valuable resource for the community. Residents can use this as a reference tool in locating specialty goods and services, while local businesses can advertise their services or promote their unique selections of wares and products. Local businesses provide job opportunities and may offer more personal customer service than larger retailers.
This year will be a great year for the City. We’ve just unveiled a new City website that includes an expansion of online services and offers better navigation than the old website. We will continue with the development and design of the Dell Avenue Area Plan which will spur economic vitality for the southern area of Campbell.
I’m pleased to report that our Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Capital Budget is a balanced one and ensures that the City continues to deliver and maintain the quality recreational and public safety services, as well as maintaining public infrastructure that Campbell residents, visitors and businesses expect and deserve.
On behalf of City staff, we thank our Campbell businesses for providing their wonderful goods and services. Remember, shop Campbell!
City Manager, City of Campbell