Yoriko Kishimoto

Name: Yoriko Kishimoto

Office: Board President


Yoriko Kishimoto is an elected member of the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space Board. Previously, she served on the Palo Alto City Council where she promoted walkable communities, open government, high environmental standards, and fiscal responsibility. She became Mayor in 2007.

She has also served on the boards of Hidden Villa, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Valley Transportation Authority.

Yoriko represents Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District on several regional boards, including two years as Chair of the Santa Clara Water Commission and as alternate delegate to Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) of Santa Clara County.  She is also a Councilor of the Save the Redwoods League and Honorary Advisor to the Hakone Foundation.

Yoriko enjoys painting, and she and her husband love hiking on all Midpen trails.