Meet Mayor Jerry Thorne
Your Concerns Are His Concerns!
Mayor Jerry Thorne is a 38-year resident of Pleasanton who fully understands the evolving needs of the community that he represents. During this period Pleasanton has faced challenges surrounding fiscal sustainability, growth, traffic, and transportation. Jerry continues to be integrally involved in the decision-making process to mitigate these issues for the residents of Pleasanton. He is focused on the concerns of Pleasanton today, and considers the impacts of all decisions on the Pleasanton of tomorrow, that our children and grandchildren will inherit.
Commitment to the Community
Jerry is a public servant in the true sense of the term. He serves on numerous local, national, state, and regional boards, commissions and committees. He has selected his assignments carefully to ensure that each area where he has responsibility will have an impact on the people of Pleasanton and the quality of life in the community. First elected to the Pleasanton City Council in 2005, where he served 3 terms as Vice-Mayor. In each campaign, he has enjoyed the support of a large cross-section of Pleasanton residents and businesses. Prior to being elected as Mayor of Pleasanton, Jerry spent 7 years on the council and 10 years serving the community as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner.
An outline of Jerry’s service to the community may be found here.
Jerry listens to his community and believes it is critical that elected officials at all levels should be accessible to residents. His ability to build consensus, take action and get results is apparent in the many projects and initiatives he has spearheaded.
Jerry also understands the impacts of a fluctuating national and state economy on our community. It is imperative that we maintain the high quality of our schools and provide programs and facilities that enhance and enrich our young students lives, and there are many examples of this through Jerry’s tenure and voting history. There is the creation of the Firehouse Arts Center, which provides a venue for young talent to perform and to view performing and visual arts. We also developed Alviso Adobe Community Park, which teaches our young students about the history of our Amador Valley. This effort continues with the ongoing progression of Bernal Community Park, where new sports fields provide more opportunity for our local youth teams to play ball.