Vice Mayor and Monterey City Councilmember Timothy Barrett

Vice Mayor and Monterey City Councilmember Timothy Barrett is known for getting diverse groups of people working together. His ‘roll up your sleeves’ style makes him a ‘go-to’ guy for getting things done.

His current initiatives include the Neighborhood Housing Fund, to stimulate the development of affordable workforce housing; the Community Responses to Elder Care Symposium, for the engagement, education and empowerment of citizen problem solvers to address the needs of the elderly; Slow Money Monterey, to bring community directed investment toward environmentally sustainable local businesses, and the Local Preference Initiative, to stimulate local economic development through increased circulation of public dollars into the community.


Timothy is the City Council voting representative to the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the City’s liaison to the Council of Monterey Business Associations, the Cannery Row Business Improvement District and the North Fremont Business Association. Timothy is president of the Neighborhood Housing Fund for Monterey. He is on the Board of Monterey One Water, developing the Pure Water Monterey project to provide a new source of drinking water for the community, and a member of the Oversight Board to the Successor Agency, directing funds toward programs for low income housing and services to homeless

Before election to the Monterey City Council, Timothy worked with many local nonprofit organizations and participated in a broad spectrum of civic activities. He was a founding board member of the Walk and Roll Foundation, which was established to assist those with spinal cord injuries. He was two-time chair of the Monterey Bay Chapter of CATESOL, a teachers association that focuses on ongoing training and development, and he was chair of the MPC Symposium Working Group, which initiated a regional community of action in regard to homelessness and poverty.


Vice Mayor – Policy Maker at the City of Monterey

Dates Employed 2014 – Present

Monterey City Council members are first and foremost the elected representatives of the people of Monterey to local government. The City Council consists of five members including the Mayor and four Council members. The Council is the legislative and quasi-judicial entity of the City of Monterey Municipal Government. “The Monterey City Council works to provide visionary policy and legislative leadership that assures a safe, healthy and economically vibrant community.”


Monterey Institute of International Studies

Certificate of TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  –  Grade 3.75

Activities and Societies: Studied a sub-set of additional courses offering a Specialization in Computer Assisted Language Learning

A TESL/TEFL certificate is one of the most widely recognized credentials for teaching English across the world. The TESOL certificate program at MIIS is highly regarded for the quality of its courses, faculty and students and for the thorough preparation its graduates have received for teaching English as a second language. Certificate students enroll in a select set of courses and study alongside MA TESOL students. Courses integrate a focus on teaching with a focus on linguistics and the English language and include teaching methodology, curriculum development, assessment of language learners/learning, language analysis, sociolinguistics, the structure of English/pedagogical grammar and electives focusing on areas such as the teaching of writing, the teaching of reading, integrating technology with language teaching, and intercultural communication.

Monterey Institute of International Studies

Bachelor’s degree – International Policy –  Grade 3.75

Activities and Societies: President of the Latin American Club: Organized fund raisers; Initiated an international film series, Organized culturally related field trips

Through interdisciplinary coursework and immersive professional experiences, a degree in International Policy prepares graduates for analyzing and solving complex international issues.

Participated in Study Abroad Programs and interned as an English as a Foreign Language Instructor at the University of Salamanca, Spain.

California State University Monterey Bay

Master’s degree – Instructional Science and Technology – Grade 4.0

An interdisciplinary program that integrates information technology, instructional design and educational technology, MIST responds to the increasing demand for professionals who understand learning theory, instructional design and technology, interactive media, assessment and research.

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