Marico Sayoc is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of program management and public policy experience. She is former Mayor of Los Gatos, where she focused on developing forward-thinking and fiscally responsible programs, advancing education and child development, and promoting inclusiveness and respect. Having just completed her term as Mayor, Marico will continue to serve on the Town Council.
She served as the town’s Planning Commissioner from 2007-2014, advising the town and optimizing government partnerships on land use solutions. Her experience includes advocacy and program management at the National Resources Defense Council, as well as senior management at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where she worked for over 10 years. Mayor served as Environmental Fellow at the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, and has received Certificates of Recognition from the Consulate General of the Philippines and the California State Assembly.
Marico holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University.