I’ve lived in Colma the past 17 years and have proudly served on the Town Council these past 4 years.

This past year I’ve served Colma as its mayor.  It’s been a turbulent year for the entire world due to COVID-19 but with the support of my council, City Manager, and Town staff we will continue to weather this storm and we will persevere.  I have relied on my prior 3 decades of experience as a National Park Ranger to confront every obstacle our Town has faced.

Since COVID-19 struck, I have volunteered twice a week at a local high school distributing food, as well as distributing food for a neighboring city, have delivered food and medicine as a CAPE team member to our senior population in Colma, coordinated with a non-profit to have face masks made and delivered to our residents at Veteran’s Village, worked with our City Manager to ensure our residents receive constant and factual updates on the Town’s response to the pandemic as well as advising them of ever changing County and State restrictions, fought for our family run businesses, and worked with council to ensure our Town survives the effects of this pandemic.


ITEMS Accomplished in the past four years

Participated in fundraising events to include:

  • Project Read Trivia

  • Jobs for Youth fundraiser

  • Walk like MADD fundraising walks

  • North Peninsula Food Pantry fundraisers

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness fundraising walk

  • Out of the Darkness Overnight 16 mile walk for suicide prevention

Proud supporter, even before taking office, of Veteran's Village

  • Attended every event from groundbreaking to grand opening, as well as every celebration since

  • Answered constituent calls from vets concerned about communication at the Village and reached out to management at Mercy Housing

  • Led the fight to get a lighted flagpole, as well as service branch flags and a POW-MIA flag which will be displayed in the facilities community building

  • Fought for and will continue to fight for improved transportation for our vets

Successfully fought for Dementia Awareness classes to be taught in Colma

Have paid twice out of my own funds to have Active Shooter awareness classes taught in Colma

Honored to have issued many proclamations to include:

  • Black History Month

  • Women's History Month (to include recognition for the Town's first female police Sergeant)

  • Recognized the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and Pride Month

  • Recognized the Armenian Genocide

Honored to be part of the raising of the National Flags of the Philippines and Italy for the first time in Colma, as well as the Pride flag for the past two years

Research through 16-year old documents led to the discovery of $64,000 that had been earmarked but never used for weed abatement adjacent to the Verano Townhomes

Later research located possible SB2 grant money for the Town's required General Plan update leading to the Town receiving $160,000 from the grant

Went to Sacramento and spoke to the Bureau of Gambling Control in front of several hundred people to speak out against gambling restrictions that would affect our local card-room



John Goodwin

1357 Mission Rd

Colma, CA 94080-1215


​Tel: (650) 270-0509​

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