Courtesy of Carol Fisher
Mountain View City Councilmembers offer Judith Moss, center, an honorary proclamation at their Nov. 7 meeting. Pictured, from left, are councilmembers Lisa Matichak, Chris Clark, Lenny Siegel, Mayor Ken Rosenberg, John McAlister, Margaret Abe-Koga and Pat Showalter.
The Mountain View City Council honored the city’s first woman mayor, Judith Moss, Nov. 7 with a proclamation of appreciation for serving eight years on the council and for challenging the status quo of gender roles through her education, career and community service.
Moss was sworn into office April 18, 1972, after a commanding victory in her third campaign for a seat on the council, a race with a record-setting 13 candidates. She served two terms on the council, with a stint as mayor in 1975-1976.