Teresa O'Neill

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Teresa O'neilTeresa O'Neill, Councilmember
Elected: November 2012
(District 4 - second term; two term limit)
Term expires: November 2020 

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: toneill@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        

  • Governance and Ethics Committee (Chair)          
  • Stadium Authority Audit Committee      

Area-Wide Committee       

  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) (General Assembly) (Alternate)
  • City/School Liaison Committee (Santa Clara Unified School District) (Chair)                
  • Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)
  • Peninsula Division of the League of California Cities (Alternate)       
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Board of Directors 
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Administration and Finance (A&F) Committee (Chair)
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Capital Program Committee (CPC)
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Governance and Audit (G&A) Committee
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Capital Corridor Joint Powers Board
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) County Expressways Policy Advisory Committee
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Program Working (SVRT) Committee
  • Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA)


  • Stanford University - A.B. Communication 
  • Hewlett-Packard Company Palo Alto - Contracts Manager, Legal Dept.

Community Involvement

  • City of Santa Clara, City Councilmember - 2012
  • Chair, Measure A Campaign, Santa Clara Unified School District - 2012
  • Vice-Chair, Charter Review Committee, City of Santa Clara - 2011
  • Planning Commission, City of Santa Clara - 2007-2012
    Served as Chair and Vice-Chair
  • City of Santa Clara General Plan Steering Committee - 2008-2010
  • City of Santa Clara Citizens' Advisory Committee - 2010-2012
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Education Committee, representing Hewlett-Packard Company - 2006
  • Santa Clara County Committee on School District Organization - 2009
  • Santa Clara Unified School District, Board of Trustees - 1998-2006
    Served as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Legislative Chair
  • California School Boards Association - 1998-2006
    Served as member of Delegate Assembly
  • Triton Muserum of Art Board of Directors - 2003-2008
  • Graduate, Leadership Santa Clara program - 2000
  • AIDS Coalition Silicon Valley Board of Directors - 2000
  • Project H.E.L.P. Board of Directors - 2000-2009
    Member of Finance and Executive Director Evaluation Committees
  • Santa Clara Schools Foundation Board of Directors - 2007
    Currently serving as Vice-president
  • Santa Clara Sister Cities Association Board of Directors - 2006-2008
    Served as Secretary
  • United Way Silicon Valley - 1990-2011 - member of Community Building and Impact Committee and Emergency Assistance Network Advisory Board. Former chair and member of several Needs Area Committees, Community Action Council, Allocations Committee, Administrative Review board.
  • Chair and committee member for several HP site United Way campaigns, Medical Emergency Response Teams, Safety Committees, community service projects
  • St. Justin Parish Community - member of Outreach Team, overseeing various activities of the St. Justin Community Ministry, a church-based community services agency serving three-thousand Santa Clara residents monthly, member and Chair of Parish Council, catechist for high school - and junior high-age youth, member of ministry to the sick team
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