Kerry Hillis

Kerry Hillis 2022   Councilmember

Term: Ends December 2026
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Biography

Family

Kerry grew up in the semi-rural foothills of San Jose. He and his wife moved to Moraga in 2017. They have three young children and a mini goldendoodle.

Career

Kerry is passionate about public service and has worked for over two decades confronting complex governmental challenges at the federal, state, and local levels. He is currently employed by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) as a government and community relations manager and is also the chief strategy officer for his family business. Earlier in his professional life, Kerry worked as a government relations consultant to a large publicly regulated utility, an aide and communications director for a Santa Clara County supervisor, a senior legislative aide to several senators in the California State Senate, a California Executive Fellow assigned to the Director of California State Parks, and a staffer for a U.S. Senator.

Other Involvement

While serving as a commissioner (2019-2020), vice chair (2021) and chair (2022) of the Moraga Planning Commission, Kerry supported and advocated for policies to help Moraga fulfill the community’s desire to protect the town’s beautiful hillsides and ridgelines from overdevelopment, while also creating opportunities for safe and vibrant downtown commercial districts in the town’s core. As vice president of the Moraga Community Foundation (2020-2022), he worked to improve Moraga’s recreational facilities by raising over $100,000 for projects to revitalize the Moraga Commons Park.

Education 

Kerry graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Political Science. He went on to obtain a M.A. in Public Policy, concentrating in U.S. Social Policy and International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University.

Appointment

Kerry was elected in 2022 to serve a four-year term on the Moraga Town Council until 2026.

2023 Councilmember Representative to:

  • MCE Clean Energy Board
  • MOFD (Moraga-Orinda Fire District) Liaison (Alternate)
  • Moraga Youth Involvement Committee (MYIC) (Alternate)
  • RecycleSmart Board