Karen Hardy

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Karen Hardy Photo 2018Karen Hardy, Councilmember
Elected: November 2018
(District 3 - first term) 
Term expires: November 2022

Address (office): City Hall,
1500 Warburton Avenue (95050)

Office email address: MayorandCouncil@santaclaraca.gov
Telephone (office): (408) 615-2250
Fax (office): (408) 241-6771
Direct email: khardy@santaclaraca.gov

In addition to serving on the City Council, the Mayor and Council Members also serve as Authority Members of the Sports & Open Space Authority of the City, Authority Members of the Industrial Development Authority of the City, Authority Members of the Joint Financing Authority of the City, Board Members of the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, Authority Members of the Bayshore North Project Enhancement Authority, and Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City.

Council Committee Assignments

City Committees

  • Audit Committee
  • Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) (Chair)
  • Stadium Authority Audit Committee

Area-Wide Committees

  • City/Mission College Liaison Committee (Alternate)
  • San Jose/Santa Clara Clean Water Financing Authority (Alternate)
  • San Jose/Santa Clara Treatment Plant Advisory Committee (TPAC) (Alternate)
  • Santa Clara County Expressway Plan 2040 Policy Advisory Board (PAB) (Alternate)
  • Santa Clara University Liaison/Neighborhood-University Relations Committee (NURC)
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) - Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) (Alternate)

Background / Employment

  • Brigham Young University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • National University, M.A. in Teaching
  • Teacher at Wilcox High School (AP Calculus, AB and AP Computer Science Principles)
  • Faculty Advisor at Wilcox High School (Programming Club and Service Club)
  • Coach, Wilcox High School Robotics Team
  • Contractor for Code.org

Community Involvement 

  • Commissioner, City of Santa Clara Planning Commission
  • Commissioner, City of Santa Clara Historical & Landmarks Commission
  • Member, City of Santa Clara Charter Review Committee
  • Involved in numerous local groups and activities, including: Soroptimists, Roberta Jones
    Junior Theater, Cub Scouts, Art & Wine Festival, Historic Home Tour,
    Mission City Opera, Santa Clara Association for Good Government, Santa
    Clarans for Political Integrity and Ethics, Leadership Santa Clara
    and Santa Clara Plays Fair.


  • Married, mother of three, and grandmother ("grammy") of two (soon to be four)
  • Santa Clara resident since 1985
  • Plays the piano and the organ
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