Megan Doyle Appointed to Serve as Deputy County Executive for the County of Santa Clara

Ms. Doyle brings extensive public sector experience from serving as the County’s Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— Ms. Megan Doyle has been appointed to the position of Deputy County Executive for the County of Santa Clara. She brings extensive leadership and public sector experience from her role as the County’s Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and, previously, as chief of staff for past Supervisors and City of San José officials. Her appointment is effective July 12, 2021.

“Megan can navigate complex, politically-charged problems involving high stakes and highly visible solutions,” said County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D., J.D. “She brings a unique combination of big-picture thinking, and attention to process and detail. In her new role with the County, she’ll be an asset to the administration and will have an even bigger positive impact on our community.”

As Deputy County Executive, Ms. Doyle will lead the County’s Learning and Employee Development program, as well as spearhead various projects that allow staff to continue offering high-level safety net services in our region. 

“Santa Clara County is my home. I was born and raised here, and now choose to raise my family here because of the large, complex and diverse community,” Ms. Doyle said. “We are facing unprecedented challenges with COVID-19 and this is the moment when our County government has the opportunity to make the biggest difference. I’m going to hit the ground running and will commit myself whole-heartedly to serving our county residents.”

Ms. Doyle brings a deep understanding of the County’s operational structure. She has served since 2015 as Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, where she managed a department of 43 staff members. Previously, she was Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Aide for former Supervisor Ken Yeager, and Chief of Staff and Council Assistant for District 6 in the City of San José. Her professional achievements include experience developing and implementing alternative teacher certification programs for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the New York City Board of Education.

Ms. Doyle was chosen to participate in the Urban Fellowship with the City of New York, NY, a highly selective program that combines work in mayoral offices and city agencies with a seminar series that explores urban issues that impact public policy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Fordham University.

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The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, California, making it more populous than 14 states in the U.S. The County provides essential services to its residents, including public health protection, environmental stewardship, medical services through the County of Santa Clara Health System, child and adult protection services, homelessness prevention and solutions, roads, park services, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and many other public benefits.

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