11 years ago, we found our forever home and started our family in San Mateo. It was truly the first place I felt an instant sense of belonging. At the time, I couldn’t have known all the things I’d come to love about San Mateo, but I did feel it. There’s the beautiful tapestry of Art Deco, Craftsman, and Spanish Revival architecture – not to mention 200 acres of open space. Authentic bratwurst, empanadas, Irish brew, Taiwanese stinky tofu — all on a single downtown block. I felt a kinesthetic sense of familiarity and, on my first visit, the decision was made that this is where we’d make our life.

As your Councilwoman, I am working every day to build a future for all of us, without sacrificing what makes our City so special. We face generational social and economic challenges. Too many San Mateans are being left behind, priced out and excluded from our governance. In this moment more than ever, we need experienced leadership with proven ability to bring people together at City Hall to protect the safety, vibrancy and diversity of our community. 

As a mother, nonprofit executive, and successful businesswoman, I have dedicated my life to creating healthy communities and families. I have extensive training in public policy and public health from Columbia University, combined with a 15+ year career building strong organizations and communities. Since 2019, I have had the privilege and honor to serve on the City Council representing you and championing our values of inclusivity, prosperity and resilience. 

When I was appointed to the City Council, San Mateans coalesced around the promise and hope for our future. I received a broad-base of community support from all neighborhoods and across all of the traditional divides in our community, and the “people’s choice” could not be ignored. We all shared one thing, a desire for a new generation of leadership with a fresh perspective, a track-record of meaningful community service, and the courage to be an independent voice for all San Mateans. 

In the community and in City Hall I have demonstrated integrity and impact. I stand on my record and our community stands with me because I am always on the side of San Mateo. I humbly ask for your vote this November, together we can build bridges that will bring us together and forward! 


Amourence Lee

City Councilwoman
City of San Mateo

San Mateo
City Council
Internal Assignments
  • COVID-19 Policy Subcommittee

  • Citywide Special Events Taskforce

  • Park and Recreation Commission

  • Senior Citizens Commission

  • Youth Activities Council

External Assignments
  • San Mateo County COVID-19 Strategic Planning Committee

  • City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG)* 

  • Housing Our People Effectively (HOPE) Interagency Council Leadership Committee 

  • Emergency Services Council* 

  • City Delegate to Senator Jerry Hill

  • Home for All Community Engagement Initiative - San Mateo County

  • Honorary Chairman - Sister City Association

  • Local Policy Makers Group (LPMG) 

  • San Mateo Chamber of Commerce & Downtown San Mateo Association (DSMA)* 

  • San Mateo - Foster City Elementary School Board and San Mateo Union High School District Board

  • Grand Boulevard Task Force



Community Boards

  • San Mateo County API Caucus

  • Home Association of North Central
    San Mateo