Bill Peake was elected mayor in 2018 and ran unopposed in 2020. His key focus areas are affordable housing, protecting the environment, and promoting the local economy. Born and raised in New Jersey, Peake graduated from Rutgers University and pursued a doctorate in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. Since then he has held various engineering positions across California and overseas with the Chevron Corporation. He bought a home in Pacific Grove in 1990.
Before serving as mayor, Peake was elected to the City Council in 2014.While on the council he organized the first Pacific Grove Housing Forum, authored a CalPERS pension report, created a construction noise ordinance, and implemented a workplace safety policy. His community service includes volunteering on the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove board (2013-2016) and at the Point Pinos and Point Sur lighthouses. He also helps out at Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce events.
Committee, board and commission assignments:
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (alternate)
Golf Links Advisory Commission (liaison)
Historic Resources Committee (liaison)
Library Board (liaison)
Monterey County City Selection Committee
Monterey County Mayor's Association
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Policy Advisory Committee
Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project Governance Committee
Transportation Agency of Monterey County (alternate)