San José Fellow
San José Councilmember-elect Matt Mahan serves as a 2020 fellow at SPUR. Before he takes office in January 2021, Matt is working with our San José team to develop policy recommendations related to municipal governance, housing affordability and economic recovery. Prior to running for elected office, Matt founded and ran Brigade, a civic technology platform for voters to self-organize around issues and build political power through participation in advocacy and elections. The company was acquired in 2019. A former public school teacher, Matt currently serves as co-chair of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a board member of Silicon Valley Leadership Group and a commissioner for the San Jose Clean Energy Advisory Commission.