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 Jim Reed

Jim Reed, Chief of Staff

Jim comes to the Mayor’s office from the San José Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce where he served as Vice President of Public Policy, overseeing the Chamber’s policy research, public advocacy, and political action. He previously spent 12 years with publicly traded technology companies at the Director and Senior Manager level, the last six with Nokia in Mountain View. He is also a four-term Scotts Valley City Councilmember and was Mayor in 2009-2010, 2013-2014, and 2018 to present. Immediately prior to joining the City Council, Jim served as the Editor/General Manager of the Press-Banner newspaper after years of covering Scotts Valley as a part-time reporter for that paper. He has also been a contributing reporter for several area newspapers. Reed holds a B.A. from George Mason University and lives in Scotts Valley with his wife and four children.