Amy Worth

Job title: 
Mayor, City of Orinda

National Advisory Council: 2021

Amy Worth was elected to the Orinda City Council in 1998 and currently serves as Mayor of Orinda.  

Representing the nineteen Contra Costa Cities, she is a member and past Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), which is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.  

She is a board member and past chair of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (County Connection) and the Lamorinda School Bus Transportation Authority.    

Committed to the principles of regional cooperation, she served as Chair of the Contra Costa Mayors Conference and was President of the League of California Cities, East Bay Division.  She continues to advocate in Sacramento on behalf of local government, having served as Chair of the League of California Cities Policy Committee for Administrative Services and as board member of the California Council of Governments (CalCOG).

For her role in the development of Contra Costa’s 25 year Transportation program and the successful passage of Measure J in 2004, she was honored by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar as the 2005 Woman of the Year.  Measure J combined transportation investment in projects and programs, such as the Caldecott tunnel, with innovative cooperative land use planning and open space preservation elements.  The measure was the result of a significant cooperative effort spanning two years, involving environmental, business and labor groups, community residents, transportation professionals and elected officials.

Prior to being elected to public office, her volunteer service included serving as Chair of the Contra Costa Library Commission, Vice President of the California Alumni Association, Board Member of the University of California, Berkeley, Library Advisory Board, President of the Friends of the Orinda Library and President of the Junior League of San Francisco. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree from California State University, East Bay. Amy and her husband Tom are the parents of three grown daughters.