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Kyra Kazantzis

Kyra Kazantzis - Senior Policy Advisor 

Kyra joined the Mayor’s office in 2017 after a 25-year career at the non-profit law firm Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, where she led the organization’s fair housing, affordable housing, consumer protection, and public interest law litigation and advocacy practices.  Kyra has served on the Boards of MACLA and Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits and is an active volunteer for Children’s Musical Theater San Jose.  She is an ALF Senior Fellow in Urbanism Class XXXVI, was named the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Professional Attorney of the Year in 2013, and, in 2012, was listed as a SV Business Journal Women of Influence.  Kyra graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and has a BA from the University of Arizona.  Her role with Team Liccardo has her focusing on housing, homelessness, parks and community centers, cultural affairs and arts, City employee benefits, revenue ballot measures, future of work, women’s rights and women and family safety, consumer protection, senior services, and race equity and justice. Kyra lives in Downtown San Jose with her husband and daughter.