Who is she? 

Heidi Owens is a proven leader with over 25 years of executive, governmental, and professional experience including a decade-long career managing Customer Listening at Cisco and time in the CEO’s Office at the County of Santa Clara. She has served as a Town of Los Gatos Commissioner and was recommended for appointment by Supervisor Mike Wasserman to the County of Santa Clara Advisory Commision for Consumer Affairs.   

She has provided leadership on the Board of Directors for many organizations including as the President of the Women in Business Network at Santa Clara University, Founding Board Member of Global Women’s Leadership Network at Santa Clara University, Board of Los Gatos Chapter of American Businesswomen’s Association. Board of Women in Telecom, and the Board of League of Women Voters of Southwestern Santa Clara County.  She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Los Gatos through which she serves meals to the homeless at St. Luke’s.   

Ms. Owens is married to a Fire Captain and has two daughters at Alta Vista Elementary School, having served as Alta Vista Home and School Club Committee Chair, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Branham Hills Girls Softball Coach and Executive Board Member, and Los Gatos United Soccer Coach.   

She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from CSU Fullerton. 

Why is she running? 

Heidi left Cisco in 2015 to focus on raising her children.  She found purpose and meaning in those pursuits but wanted to have a larger impact on the community.  She decided to run for elected office. 


What will she do? 

Heidi has many priorities for the Town of Los Gatos and has categorized them into the following three main concepts.  Check her website for more details about her positions. 

  • Improve the quality of life 

  • Build sustainability and safety 

  • Practice prudent financial management 

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