Meet Shelly

Redwood City Vice Mayor Shelly Masur has been a leader in women’s health and education for over 20 years. She decided to get her Masters in Public Health as the result of her organizing to protect women’s access to abortion services, Shelly has led youth-serving non-profits, and held women’s health and education-related leadership roles. Most recently she served for five and a half years as the CEO of Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, a statewide education non-profit working on policy implementation. Click here to read more about Shelly’s accomplishments at CDE.

Shelly was elected to the Redwood City Council in 2015. She serves on the Council's Communications, Finance & Audit, and Governance Committees as well as Chairing Redwood City 2020, a public private collaborative focused on healthy children and youth. Shelly is currently the Vice President of the Peninsula Division of California League of Cities and was appointed to the League's Housing, Community & Economic Development and Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations Policy Committees.  She served for four years on the Community Services Policy Committee. She also represents the City of Redwood City on several regional committees and advisory boards, including the Legislative and Congestion Management & Environmental Quality Committees of the City County Association of Governments. Shelly’s accomplishments on the City Council include spearheading efforts to raise the minimum wage, increase childcare facilities, and community engagement on affordable housing with the County’s Home for All Initiative.



As a new parent in Redwood City School District, Shelly was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Redwood City School Board where she was elected 3 times and served for 10 years, including two terms as Board President. During her tenure she was twice chosen by her colleagues across the county as President of the San Mateo County School Boards Association. She served as an elected delegate for the California School Boards Association, and on the Education Advisory Committees for Assemblymembers Rich Gordon and Kevin Mullin. Shelly was voted as one of the 100 Most Influential Women by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for her work in education. She has lived in Redwood City for 15 years with her husband and three children.


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