Bryan Mekechuk, Mayor
Bryan Mekechuk became a U.S. citizen in 2019, after immigrating to California from Toronto, Canada in 1995. Bryan and his wife, Jo-Anne Sinclair, moved to Monte Sereno in 1997, where their son, Nik, was born (1999) and their daughter, Kate, was born (2003).
Bryan was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Alberta (1983), became a CPA/Chartered Accountant (1985) and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Western Ontario (1991). Bryan worked for Ernst & Young (EY) Canada from 1983 through 1995, when he joined EY’s management consulting practice in San Jose. Subsequently, he worked for several start-ups and boutique management consulting firms in the Silicon Valley. Over his career, Bryan’s clients included Acer America, American Airlines, American Express, Apollo Group, Applied Materials, Bank of America, British Telecom, CSX Conrail, Electronic Arts, First Traders, Hewlett-Packard, LAM Research, Massey-Ferguson, Nova Scotia Power, Silicon Graphics and Sun Microsystems; client engagements took him to Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (U.K).
His wife Jo-Anne is the Chief Legal Officer with an artificial intelligence start-up focused on improving customer service; Nik graduated from Santa Clara University and joined Price Waterhouse Cooper's (PwC) San Jose office in September 2021; and Kate graduated from Presentation High School and is a junior at Barnard College at Columbia University. Both Nik and Kate served on Monte Sereno’s Youth Commission.
Prior to being elected to City Council, Bryan served on Monte Sereno’s Site & Architectural Commission.
Currently, Bryan is a Director of Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Chair of the Audit Committee, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Ad Hoc Legislative Committee. He is Chair of both West Valley Clean Water Authority and West Valley Solid Waste Management Authority, and Vice Chair of Santa Clara County’s Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission. Bryan is Vice Chair of the Cities Association Selection Committee and a member of the Valley Transportation Agency Policy Advisory Committee.
Bryan’s interests include family, environmental sustainability, architecture, local history, mountain biking, and wine. He looks forward to meeting and hearing from Monte Sereno residents on a phone call, over a coffee, or on a mountain bike ride.