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Mayor Announces City Clerk's Retirement

Post Date:01/09/2017 9:51 AM
Jan.9, 2016
Media Contact:
Jeanne Sullivan, City Manager's Office
Mayor Announces City Clerk's Retirement
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.- Mayor John D. Seybert announced today the retirement of City Clerk Silvia Vonderlinden, which will take place June 2017.


"We're very grateful to Silvia for her 12 total years of dedicated public service to the City of Redwood City," said Mayor Seybert. "Her last nine years as our dedicated City Clerk were outstanding, and we will miss her very much. We wish her well in her journey overseas to start a new chapter in her family's life."


The City Council is expected to commence an executive search immediately in order to appoint a new City Clerk. The mission of the City Clerk Department is to steward and protect democratic processes, such as elections, access to official records, and to comply with federal, state and local statutes. The department supports the City Council in its goals of innovation, transparency and fairness while promoting community participation and awareness.


"It has been my honor and privilege to serve five mayors and five city councils in Redwood City between 2007 and 2017 during my tenure as City Clerk," said Vonderlinden. "I have grown tremendously as an individual and a professional, thanks in large part to the leaders I have supported and served."


Vonderlinden started her two-decade public service career with the City of Redwood City, followed by a stint as City Clerk with the City of Menlo Park. She returned to the City of Redwood City in 2007. She holds a master's in public administration.

About the City of Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 82,881 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City will mark its Sesquicentennial Year with celebrations beginning in May 2017.Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. For more information, visit the City of Redwood City's website at, or follow Redwood City on Twitter@Redwood City, and on Facebook.

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