City of Burlingame
Board of Directors
Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency
Rosalie O’Mahony was appointed by the City of Burlingame to the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency. The city’s water system serves the entire area within its city limits, plus portions of unincorporated Burlingame Hills and a few properties in San Mateo and Hillsborough.
Ms. O’Mahony served as Chair of the BAWSCA board of directors in 2007 and 2008. She served as Chair of the Board Policy Committee in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Ms. O’Mahony was first elected to the city council in 1989. She served as Mayor in 2008, 2004, 2000, 1997, and 1993, and as Vice Mayor in 2007, 2003 and 1999, 1996, and 1992.
In community service, she has served as city chair of the American Cancer Society, and as a board member of the Easter Seal Society and the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Center. She was a member of the 1986 County Grand Jury, where she served as secretary and chair of the budget and fiscal committee. She is a past member of the Burlingame Newcomers Club, the Irish Literary and Historical Society, and the Burlingame Historical Society, on which she served as secretary. She also has served on the San Mateo County Transportation Authority Citizens’ Advisory Committee and the Burlingame Beautification Commission which she chaired.
Ms. O’Mahony represented the city on the Airport Roundtable and on the County Emergency Services Committees from 1990 through 1994. She was budget chair for the city from 1995 through 2000 and served on the city audit committee. O’Mahony also represented the city on the City and County Association of Governments (C/CAG), and served as C/CAG vice-chair from 1996 to 1998 and as chair from 1998 to 2000. She served as vice-chair of the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.
Ms. O’Mahony serves on the San Mateo County Investment Advisory Committee, and the City of Burlingame's Drainage Committee.
Ms. O’Mahony is a Professor of Mathematics at the College of San Mateo where she has been teaching since 1965. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.