Meet Emily

Emily Beach was elected to Burlingame City Council on November 3, 2015.  Click here to read her current Councilmember Biography on the City of Burlingame's website. 

Emily is a community leader who helped grow Burlingame Community for Education Foundation’s (BCE) fundraising grant to Burlingame School District from $1.3 to $1.795 million (38%) while president. She is mom to Kate and Matthew and wife to Duff. She is a former Army captain who served in Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Texas. She is a former Silicon Valley business executive with private-sector sales experience, increasing division profits by nearly 150% during an economic downturn. She is an active community volunteer. She is a proud Fighting Irish graduate from the University of Notre Dame. She also is an accomplished singer-songwriter. 

Emily’s broad life experiences give her the skills to successfully collaborate with people from all walks of life. This is what makes her a responsive, thoughtful, pragmatic, and sensitive leader. She values hard work, transparency, and getting things done. She is forward-thinking and embraces positive change. She solves problems thoughtfully and with the utmost integrity. Ask around about her. Chances are you know someone who has worked with Emily. Hear what they have to say.