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Eli Beckman for Corte Madera Town Council

Eli Beckman

Mayor of Corte Madera

Corte Madera born and raised.

I've been lucky to call Corte Madera home my whole life. Now I'm working to give back to the community that has given so much to me.

My name is Eli Beckman, and I'm a lifelong resident of Corte Madera and a local architectural designer. It's my honor and privilege to serve on the Corte Madera Town Council.

It's been my great fortune to grow up in our wonderful town, a town that's helped me build a fulfilling life as part of our unique and vibrant community.


Living in Corte Madera has given me a great appreciation for all the things that make our town so special: tranquility, community, and a strong respect for nature. I'm deeply grateful for the life Corte Madera has given me, and now it's my turn to give back.


That drive to give back has led me to help our town prevent flooding as a member of the Flood Control Board, to raise money for charity as a member of the Corte Madera Lions Club, and to enhance our collective safety as an Incident Commander in my Neighborhood Response Group. These are rewarding experiences I look forward to continuing—but I want to do more. That's why I ran for Town Council.

As a Councilmember, I'm focused on investing in our town's future. My top priorities are addressing climate change, preparing for the economic and fiscal impacts of the online retail era, and renewing our commitment to responsible governance, as well as managing the immense pressure put on Corte Madera by the influx of people to the Bay Area.


My sincerest thanks goes out to Corte Madera voters for their trust. I'll do everything I can to serve all Corte Maderans well, and I hope you'll stay in close touch, working with me towards these goals. I can't do it without you.



My voting record.

Transparency is critical to maintaining your trust, which is why I want you to know how I vote and why on every important issue.

April 7, 2020

The Marin Telecommunications Agency (MTA) is a countywide agency that was formed in 1997 with the intent to negotiate local telecommunications franchise rates. However, subsequent changes to state and federal law took this power away from local jurisdictions, leaving M...

April 7, 2020

Tamal Vista Boulevard is one of the major thoroughfares in town, and it's long been plagued by poor road condition and severe congestion. We voted to allow the Department of Public Works to advertise for bids and award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder not to...

March 17, 2020

I voted in favor or issuing a Proclamation of Local Emergency with regard to the global COVID-19 pandemic that is currently upending our society and threatening economic catastrophe.

In addition to the severe impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the everyday lives...

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Values matter.

As a member of the Town Council, I'm working every day to translate our values into action on the issues that matter to our community.

Trust in our elected officials is one of the cornerstones of democracy. I believe it's critical that public servants enable that trust by being transparent and honest with consitutuents.


On the Town Council, it's critical to me that all decisions and actions are thoroughly made public, so that you can have peace of mind—because the public should always know exactly what's going on.


In all aspects of government, responsibility is paramount. This means making wise and well-considered choices with public money, and pursuing stability and equity for all Corte Maderans.

As a member of the Town Council, I promise to treat taxpayers' money even more carefully than I would my own, and to make every decision with compassion and empathy.


Self-government is not a trite cliche—it's the principle that makes a society function.

I believe our local government must be open and accessible to all members of our community, with ample opportunity for citizens to ask questions, voice their opinions, and air any concerns. I'll never forget who the Town Council works for: the residents of Corte Madera.

also human decency and common sense—but those should go without saying.

Messages from Eli

As I hold the honor of serving on the Corte Madera
Town Council, here's where I collect my thoughts.

April 8, 2020

Last night, my colleagues on the Town Council chose me to serve as the Mayor of Corte Madera for the next year. The opportunity to serve as mayor of my hometown is by far the greatest honor of my life, and I thank the Council for their trust and support, as well as the community that put me in office.

This is a daunting time to take the helm, with many challenges arrayed against our Town. Our community is currently in the grips...

March 12, 2020

Yesterday morning, I participated in a White House briefing call with more than 5,000 other state, local, and tribal leaders regrading the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic. The purpose of the call was ostensibly to provide these leaders with an update on the federal government’s response to the outbreak, and to alert them of available resources.

White House officials began by stating that the call was off the record to the pr...

October 25, 2019

Corte Madera residents:

While we have been lucky up until this point, PG&E has just confirmed that Corte Madera will be included in their next Public Safety Power Shutoff. The shutoff event is expected to begin tomorrow between 1 and 5 pm and last more than 48 hours, with full countywide restoration not expected until later next week.

In preparation for this shutoff event, there are some steps you should take to ensure your safe...

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Get in touch!

Have a question? Want to share an insight or opinion? Just want to say hi? I want to hear from you! 
You can also reach me by phone at (415) 737-5020, or by email at ebeckman@tcmmail.org; I'm happy to schedule an in-person meeting.

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