BOB WOERNER: A MAYOR IN THE MAKING
Having lived many places around the world as the son of a career Army officer, Bob has been firmly committed to Livermore as a great place to live and raise a family for more than 44 years. He is married to Nova Starling, an active local artist who's an officer of her nonprofit (https://aartii.org/) with a mission is to give students inspiration and resources to become visionaries and social activists. He has two adult sons, who were both educated in Livermore's public school system. Bob is also a former captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Bob brings a wealth of technical and scientific understanding and professional business experience to help govern the City. After spending the early part of his career as a physicist at Bell Labs and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bob, switched careers, and over the past 36 years has worked in the banking, telecommunications, software, business consulting and energy utility industries in a variety of leadership positions.
Bob recently retired from PG&E as a Senior Director in Electric Operations where he had several assignments focused on improving processes. His group received an award from the Department of Energy for innovative improvements to the interconnection process for rooftop solar installations.
Vice Mayor Bob Woerner is a proven leader with a solid record of accomplishments throughout his many years of public service. Most notably, Livermore has remained safe and financially strong, with sufficient reserves to weather the current crises. The Stockmen's Park land use exchange enabled Livermore to continue making progress on improving the downtown after years of delay.
Bob has been elected twice to the City Council (2014 and 2018), serving three times as Vice Mayor. Prior to being appointed to the council in 2012, Bob was on the Planning Commission. He currently represents the City of Livermore on the boards of the LPFD joint powers authority, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (Wheels) and the Livermore Amador Valley Waste Management Authority (LAVMA). He is also on the Altamont Open Space and Livermore Intergovernmental committees and is the Council’s liaison to Livermore Downtown Inc, the Stockmen's Rodeo Association, and the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Bob was recently appointed to Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s Working Group on Racial Justice.
Bob Woerner with the mayor of Livermore's sister city Yotsukaido, Japan, and his wife Nova.