Representing El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Redwood City, San Carlos, Woodside
Term end: 2020
Cecily Harris was born in Washington, D.C. and lived in Virginia, Maryland, Brussels, Belgium, Minnesota, Oregon, and Arizona before moving to California in 1983. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Natural Resources from the University of Arizona, and a master's degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
In 2008, Cecily was elected to the Board of Directors and began duties as the Ward 7 Director. She is currently a consultant for nonprofit conservation organizations and public agencies. Previously, she was Financial Services Manager for San Mateo County Parks, where she was responsible for alternative funding, legislation, donations, and special projects. Cecily is an active member of the community, with over 30 years of nonprofit and public sector experience serving on committees, commissions, and boards. She served for nine years as a San Carlos Parks and Recreation Commissioner, serving on numerous San Carlos ad hoc sub committees and task forces including Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, General Plan Advisory Committee, Railroad Land Use Citizens Advisory Committee, and Trails Committee. Now, she serves as a District Three member of the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee, Board member of San Francisco Bay Trail Project, and Advisory Committee Member of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail. Her Midpen interests include trails, interpretive programs, and natural resource protection.
She enjoys backcountry skiing, sea kayaking, and backpacking. Cecily lives in San Carlos.