Mayor John J. Bauters

Personal Information

John has been an Emeryville resident since 2012. He is a former legal aid attorney who represented victims of domestic violence, people experiencing homelessness, and tenants facing eviction. John currently works as a nonprofit policy director on behalf of victims of violent crime and as an advocate for investments in community-based behavioral health programs that promote wellness and community safety. He is a animal lover, bicyclist and outdoors enthusiast, and can often be spotted on the Bay Trail or Emeryville Greenway.


B.A. Government & International Studies, Psychology, University of Notre Dame

J.D. Law, Boston College Law School


State Director, Alliance for Safety and Justice

Community Service

  • Volunteer, Emeryville Citizen’s Assistance Program (ECAP)
  • Member, Temescal Creek Community Organic Garden (TEMCOG)
  • Member, Park Avenue Residents Committee (PARC)
  • Member, Sierra Club
  • Member, East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club

City Advisory Bodies Appointments

  • Budget Advisory Committee (City Council Liaison)
  • Budget and Governance Committee
  • Transportation Committee

Regional Bodies Appointments

  • Alameda County Healthy Homes
  • Alameda County Mayors Conference
  • Alameda County Transit / City of Emeryville Interagency Liaison Committee
  • Alameda County Transportation Commission
  • ECCL Governance Committee
  • Emeryville / Oakland Joint Planning Authority
  • League of California Cities
  • League of California Cities: East Bay Division


2020 - 2024

Other Information

Black Lives Matter.

Council Member John J. Bauters

John J. Bauters

Phone: 510-596-4376 (VM)