Term expires November 2022
Ann Keighran has been a resident of Burlingame for 40 years. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Sequoia Hospital for nine years. She also worked as a Clinical Instructor at the College of San Mateo and the University of San Francisco.
Ann Keighran was elected in November 2005 and served as Mayor for the third time in December 2015. Her current duties include acting as the City Liaison to the Burlingame School District and Chamber of Commerce. She also sits on the Central County Fire Board and is a member of the Community Center Master Plan Advisory Committee. She has also played an active role in developing and implementing the Downtown Plan. In 2006, Ann created the Downtown Business District Cleanup Committee which implements various projects throughout the year to beautify our downtown. Ann also helped establish the Economic Subcommittee in 2007 and was quite active on that committee for six years. She was quite instrumental in getting the Safeway project implemented in 2010. She also served on the subcommittee that helped plan the Burlingame Avenue Streetscape in 2014.
Ann also had been invited on behalf of the Board of Supervisors to participate on the first-ever countywide Blue Ribbon Task Force on Adult Health Care Coverage Expansion. This organization established recommendations to ensure health care access by many our most needy community members.
Ann has worked actively with the Broadway merchants and City Chamber of Commerce to improve the vitality of Broadway. She has worked with the Chamber to establish concierge tours for both business downtown areas twice a year. This program educates the concierges about the various businesses which exist in Burlingame and encourages them to promote business in our local town.
Ann served as Planning Commissioner for 7 ½ years and was the Chair in 2002 and had served on a number of the commission’s subcommittees. Her involvement on the Neighborhood Consistency Subcommittee was instrumental in implementing design review and evaluating ongoing development of an effective architectural review process for the City of Burlingame.
Married and the mother of two daughters, Kerry and Kate Rose, she is actively involved at Our Lady of Angels School and Church. She has served on OLA’s Mothers Club Board from 2003-2005 as the board’s Financial Secretary. In addition for the past sixteen years, she has volunteered in OLA’s classrooms, library and health room, has coached basketball and has assisted in various fundraising events, such as the Fun Faire and Dinner Auction.
Ann graduated from the University of San Francisco with master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing and science, with an emphasis in Nursing Administration. She graduated from the Leadership Class for San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame and Hillsborough sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce in 2004.
Ann’s focus is to ensure that Burlingame will be a great place today and for future generations to come. Her focus is also to ensure that Burlingame maintains its character and charm so that our residents and businesses remain in our city.