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Bill Clarkson

Bill Clarkson
Term Expires: 2020


2966 Ascot Drive
Cell Phone: (925) 200-5380
bclarkson@sanramon.ca.gov

Facts:

  • Bill Clarkson was elected as the Mayor of San Ramon in 2011. He was re-elected as Mayor in 2013, 2016 and 2018.

  • He was raised in Oakland and received a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration at San Jose State University in 1978.  He is married and has a married daughter and grandchildren.

  • He served in the US Air Force from 1970 to 1976.

  • Bill is a small business owner, and began his company in San Ramon in 1978. His real estate firm, Clarkson Santoro, is the longest continuous owned real estate brokerage firm in San Ramon (43 years). He was awarded the “Business Person of the Year” by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce in 1997 and by the Contra Costa Business Council in 2002.

  • He was elected to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board in 1998 and served three terms, including three times as the Board President. He was one of the co-chairs of the successful 1998 school bond that allowed the school district to begin rebuilding San Ramon schools.

  • Bill also has a long history of service with the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, serving on its Board of Directors for 11 years, including one as its Chairman of the Board in 2008. 

  • He served in a number of positions with the City of San Ramon. He was a member of the Housing Advisory Committee, serving as its Chair in 1994. In 1998 he was a member of the City Charter Commission, and was a Parks and Community Services Commissioner from 2009 to 2011.

  • Bill is also a long-term San Ramon Rotarian and enjoys its opportunity for community and international service. In 2000 Bill traveled to Africa with a Rotary International team to administer Polio vaccinations. In 2010 he helped to found the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Club, and served as their Charter President.

 

To view Mayor Clarkson's 2019 City Council Liaison Appointments click here.