Council Member Christian R. Patz

Personal Information

I was born and raised in San Dimas, a small town in southern California. I moved to San Francisco at the beginning of the nineties and bought my home in Emeryville in 2003 with my wife. Seven years later we became parents to our son. I have worked in education for almost thirty years at every level serving every level from preschool to adults. 

My civic career started in 2014, by being appointed then elected to Emery School Board. I was then elected to the Emeryville City Council in 2016 and reelected in 2020. 


B.A. Psychology, San Francisco State University
M.A. Special Education, CSU Sacramento
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, CSU Sacramento


Special Education Administrator

City Advisory Bodies Appointments

  • City Recognition Policy Ad Hoc Committee
  • Community Services Committee
  • Emeryville Child Development Center Ad Hoc Committee
  • Leaf Blowers Ad Hoc Committee
  • Public Art Committee (City Council Liaison)
  • Public Safety Committee
  • Smoking Pollution Control Ad Hoc Committee

Regional Bodies Appointments

  • Alameda County Fire Advisory Commission
  • Association of Bay Area Governments
  • ECCL Governance Committee
  • Emeryville / Oakland Joint Powers Authority
  • Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Housing Commission
  • League of California Cities: East Bay Division


December 2020 - 2024

Council Member Christian R. Patz

Christian R. Patz
Council Member

Phone: 510-596-4376 (VM)