Representing Atherton, La Honda, Loma Mar, Menlo Park, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Gregorio, Woodside
Term end: 2018
Born in Two Harbors, Minnesota, Larry Hassett moved to California in 1957. Larry grew up in San Carlos, and has lived in the South Skyline Area since 1977. Larry attended the College of San Mateo and San Jose State University, where he graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies.
Larry is the former owner of several local hardware stores including Palo Alto Hardware, Willow Glen Hardware, and Ocean Shore Hardware in Half Moon Bay. Upon his retirement in 2012, he transferred ownership of the family business to his two sons, Eric and Richard.
In addition to his service as a District Board Director for Ward 6 since 2000, Larry has been involved with or served as a Director for several other community organizations, including Achieve, a school for autistic children, Palo Alto Recreation Foundation, Museum of American Heritage, Leadership Mid-Peninsula, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, South Skyline Association, South Skyline Volunteer Fire Department, Peninsula Conservation Center, and Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.
Larry is the only Board member that lives next door to a District preserve. He continues to live on Skyline Boulevard with his wife Penelope, and has three grown children.