Drew Combs was elected to the Menlo Park City Council by the residents of District 2, which includes the Willows, Suburban Park, Lorelei Manor and Flood Triangle neighborhoods, in 2018. In 2021, he held the position of mayor. In his time on the city council, Combs has spearheaded the approval of major infrastructure and park projects, played a key role in hiring senior city staff positions and been an advocate for balanced development.
Prior to being elected to the city council, Combs served on the city’s Planning Commission for four years. Combs was also previously a member of the city’s Bicycle Commission. In addition to his city government role, Combs’ community service includes serving as vice chair of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and serving on the boards of directors for CivicPulse, the Leadership Council San Mateo County and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency. His community involvement has also taken the form of tutoring high school students and fundraising for a local nonprofit.
Combs’ professional experiences include a decade-long stint as a legal journalist as well as management roles in the tech industry. He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he majored in Urban Studies, and Harvard Law School.
Combs lives in the Willows neighborhood with his wife and two young children.