Kirsten Keith

City of Menlo Park
Board of Directors
Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency 


Kirsten Keith was appointed by the City of Menlo Park to the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) in 2013. The city provides water to about 10,000 residents in two enclaves of the city, while other water purveyors serve the rest of the city’s residential, commercial and industrial customers. 


Ms. Keith was elected to a four-year term on the Menlo Park City Council in November 2010 and served as Mayor in 2012. She was re-elected to Council in November 2014. Prior to her election on the City Council, Ms. Keith’s volunteer work with community organizations throughout San Mateo County spanned over 2 decades. She served on the Board of Directors of Sor Juana Inez, a battered women’s service agency, and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA). She served as President for two consecutive years on the San Mateo County Commission on the Status of Women, an organization she was actively involved in for eight years. Ms. Keith is a member of the San Mateo County Legal Aid Society’s fundraising committee for over fourteen years, which raises money to help people in the County obtain legal services they could not have otherwise afford. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Service League of San Mateo County. 


In Menlo Park, Ms. Keith served on the Community Mediation Services Committee and Housing Commission. She was also appointed to the Planning Commission in 2004 where she served as Chair in 2007. 


Currently, Ms. Keith is the President of the League of California Cities Peninsula Division. 


Ms. Keith serves on a number of committees, including Vice Chair of the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG), County of Santa Clara Community Resources Group for Stanford University, Vice Chair of the Dumbarton Rail Policy Committee, Grand Boulevard Task Force, and Chair of the San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority. She represents the City of Menlo Park on the Caltrain Modernization Local Policy Group. 


She also serves as Council Liaison to the Menlo Park Bicycle Commission, Stanford Parcel Negotiation and Community Grant Funding Committees. 


Ms. Keith has had her law practice in San Mateo County for 19 years. She is a long time resident of Menlo Park, and is a proud parent of children attending Menlo Park public schools.