Re-Elect Cindy Silva for WCCC


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About Cindy Silva


Cindy & familyAbout Cindy

I am a native Californian, born and raised in the coastal community of Santa Cruz. My parents were local business owners and school and community volunteers and taught me the importance of giving back to the community.


I am a long-time Walnut Creek resident and have been an active member of the community both as an independent business owner and a volunteer.


My husband Tom and I have been married for 33 years. We have one daughter, Katie, who is a 2005 Las Lomas graduate and a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington. She and her husband, Carson Hoffman, and their daughter, Adelaide, live in the Pacific Northwest, where Carson is a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.


I was fortunate to attend the University of Southern California on a full academic and financial-need scholarship. I graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Journalism. I also completed masters work in Communications Management at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications.

Business Experience

For more than 40 years, I have done marketing and communications work in industries as diverse as telecommunications, biotech, and the non-profit sector. In the Bay Area, I have worked with Hill Physicians Medical Group, the largest network of independent physicians in northern California; PeopleSoft; Nektar Therapeutics; and AirTouch International, now part of Vodafone and Verizon.


Since 1980, I have owned my own consulting business.

Community Involvement

I love Walnut Creek and believe there is no better way to serve our community than by giving my time and energy to local organizations and causes. I have been an active community volunteer for many years—working with our schools, on youth sports programs, with our local education foundations, and on improving our local libraries. Prior to my election to City Council, I was a member of the Planning Commission (2004-2006).


Since my election to City Council in 2006, I have expanded my volunteer work. As 2011 Mayor, I founded Walnut Creek Community Service Day, which I still co-chair. Now in its eighth year, Community Service Day involves an average 1,200 volunteers each year, who contribute a half-day on 50+ projects for schools, libraries, open spaces, parks, the arts, and community resource groups.


As Mayor in 2011 and again as in 2013, I spearheaded the City’s fiscal sustainability efforts. For 2011, I initiated the 14-member Blue Ribbon Task Force on Fiscal Health. In 2013, I lead the City Council as we studied the detailed recommendations of the Task Force.


From 2007 to 2010, I gave hundreds of hours of my time to the community effort to raise more than $5 million in private funds for the new library—which opened in July 2010 and is the most-used community facility in Walnut Creek.


In the last four years, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation, I helped to raise $380,000 in private funds to build the new All Abilities Playground at Heather Farm Park and another $75,000 to help to build the new Splash Playground at Larkey Park.


At a regional level, I serve on the Board of the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (Recycle Smart), leading our local work to increase commercial and multi-family residential recycling.


As part of my commitment to the safety of the community, I serve on the Board of the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority, which built and operates a state-of-the-art public safety radio system that protects the 2.5 million people of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. At the state level, I was appointed in 2017 to the California Seismic Safety Commission to bring the local perspective to the State’s earthquake safety initiatives.


In 2010 I served as chair of TRANSPAC, the regional transportation planning committee of Central Contra Costa. Through this group, I led our efforts on local transportation and safety issues, including school crossing guard programs, major roadway improvements, the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel, and bike-pedestrian enhancements.


A list of some of my community activities and leadership responsibilities appears on the right side of this web page.



Proven Record of
Leadership & Commitment
to the Community

Selected Board and Committee Leadership Positions

Regional / Statewide
Education and Schools

Walnut Creek Education Foundation, director (2000-2001)

Youth and Recreation

Walnut Creek Soccer Club, board member (1999-2004)


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Cindy Silva for Walnut Creek City Council 2018 • P.O. Box 30182 • Walnut Creek, CA 94598 • (925) 494-1812