teresa

Manager of the Office of CEO Support and Communications at the Santa Clara Valley Water District

Teresa Alvarado is the daughter of former San José Councilwoman and County Supervisor, Blanca Alvarado. A trained engineer, community advocate, committed environmentalist and government reformer, Teresa has served in leadership roles in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Teresa is Manager of the Office of CEO Support and Communications at the Santa Clara Valley Water District where she has helped to institute district-wide transparency and accountability reforms and developed new outreach efforts so the public has the information they need to voice their concerns and suggestions.

Prior to her service at the water district, Teresa served as CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, a non-profit community organization dedicated to providing scholarships to underprivileged youth, preventing childhood obesity and celebrating exemplary families for their dedicated community service.

Teresa has been an active community volunteer. She has supported numerous nonprofits by providing services in the areas of education, youth development, the environment, arts, women, economic development, and health care. Teresa is deeply committed to providing young people with the tools they need to succeed, such as early childhood education to promote school readiness in math and science, and programs to prevent teen pregnancy and childhood obesity. She is also dedicated to protecting our environment for future generations.