Council Member John J. Bauters

Personal Information

I grew up in the Midwest and moved to Emeryville in 2012. I am a former disaster relief director and eviction defense attorney working as a nonprofit policy director on the issues of homelessness, criminal justice reform, and community-based health services. Lifelong nature enthusiast, animal lover, bicyclist, and softball umpire.


B.A. Government & International Studies, Psychology, University of Notre Dame

J.D. Law, Boston College Law School


Budget and Policy Director, Alliance for Safety and Justice

Community Service

  • Volunteer, Emeryville Citizen’s Assistance Program (ECAP)
  • Member, Temescal Creek Community Organic Garden (TEMCOG)
  • Member, Park Avenue Residents Committee (PARC)
  • Member, Sierra Club
  • Vice President, East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Umpire-in-Charge, North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA)

City Advisory Bodies Appointments

  • Budget Advisory Committee (City Council Liaison)
  • Budget and Governance Committee
  • City Recognition Policy Ad Hoc Committee
  • Innovation in Community Ad Hoc Committee
  • Revenue Ad Hoc Committee
  • Sales Tax Measure Ad Hoc Committee
  • Transportation Committee

Regional Bodies Appointments

  • Alameda-Contra Costa Transit / Emeryville Liaison Committee
  • Alameda County Healthy Homes / Child Lead Poisoning Prevention JPA
  • Alameda County Transportation Commission
  • California Association of Councils of Governments
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • ECCL Governance Committee
  • Emeryville / Oakland Joint Powers Authority
  • League of California Cities


December 2020 - 2024

Other Information

Black Lives Matter.

Council Member John J. Bauters

John J. Bauters
Council Member

Phone: 510-596-4376 (VM)