Statement by Nancy Reyering


The Almanac asked candidates for the Woodside Town Council District 3 seat in the Nov. 3, 2015, election to write up to 600 words on why voters should vote for them instead of their opponent. Below is Nancy Reyering's response.

I moved to Woodside nearly 30 years as the fulfillment of a decades-long dream and am running for council because of my love for the town, and as a natural outgrowth of my long-time involvement here.

After joining the General Plan Task Force and acting as an ad hoc member of the Residential Design Guidelines subcommittee, I was appointed to the Open Space Committee and ASRB. I've been involved in Council and Committee meetings about Fire & Earthquake safety and preparedness, Circulation and Trails issues, Safe Routes to School, Sustainability & Conservation, Budgets, and more.

Working with friends and neighbors on these citizen groups over the past 7 years has been deeply rewarding. In all my work I advocate for what I believe reflects the values of our community, while at the same time remaining interested in learning more. Having a candidate who understands local government, and knows how to listen, is essential to ensure the good governance of our Town.

I'm pleased to have the endorsements of California State Senator Jerry Hill, former Mayor Ron Romines, and other local leaders. Senator Hill said a beautiful thing about Woodside recently: "Woodside qualifies to be named a "Town" because of how lovely it is." What better endorsement for this work could there be.

I look forward to working alongside our council to craft workable and effective solutions where change is needed while protecting what we value.

You can find further information, including my biography, priorities and endorsements at If you have any questions, please call me at (650) 331-0655 or message me at

Education: Stanford University, AB Linguistics, AB French Language

Professional Background:

My priorities include:

Long term: Ensure that Woodside's voice is heard in the regional issues that affecting us today

Short term: Participate in streamlining building and planning processes

Ongoing: Maintain the unique rural charm of our Town and our equestrian heritage in keeping with the founding principles and the General Plan

Work to create a more open culture between council, residents, and volunteers, to inform each others' work and interests, both locally, and where valuable, regionally.

Community service/volunteer work:

Pony Club board of directors 1988

AP French teacher 1996-1998 at Woodside High School

Stanford Professional Women Board of Directors, 2001-2010 including serving as VP

Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks, board member 2007-2010

General Plan Task Force member 2008-10

ad hoc member of the Residential Design Guidelines subcommittee 2010

Open Space Committee 2008-present

Architectural & Site Review Board 2010-present, including serving as Chairman

Committee for Green Foothills, 2014-present


Green Design & Build Award 2009

Local, State, and Congressional recognition for Sustainable building practices, Sustainable San Mateo County program

Woodside Backyard Habitat Program June, 2012

Environmental Champion, Town of Woodside 2013

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