Honorable Michael (Mike) F. Metcalf, Mayor
Mike and his family (wife Sharon, son Scott, and daughter Vanessa) moved to Moraga in 1985. Mike was raised in Massachusetts and graduated with a civil engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. He was a commissioned officer with the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps, serving two tours with the Seabees in Vietnam during 1965-68, and as an officer in charge of construction in Thailand until 1970. Upon discharge from active military duty, he earned graduate degrees in engineering from Stanford University, receiving his doctorate in 1973. For six years he was research and development director for an engineering firm in San Francisco, then set out on a year-long sailing adventure with his wife Sharon. On returning, he joined Chevron in 1980 where for 20 years he was a project manager for engineering and construction projects in various overseas operations. He retired from Chevron in 1999.
Mike was elected to the Town Council in November 2004 after serving three two-year terms on the Moraga Planning Commission. He has served as a Commissioner for Contra Costa Transit Authority (CCTA) for five years. Since 2005, he has served as the Town’s representative on the Southwest Area Transportation (SWAT) Committee and the Lamorinda Program Management Committee (LPMC). He is also the Town’s representative to the Lamorinda School Bus Transportation Agency. Since 2010, he has represented the Contra Costa Mayors' Conference on the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority (EBRCSA).
Mike is a member of Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley, where he is Club secretary. For 15 years he was an active member of USA Swimming where he was a national swimming official. He was formerly on the Pacific Swimming Investment Committee and was responsible for the swim safety program in Northern California.