Council Member Kookie Fitzsimmons

Kookie Fitzsimmons

Kookie Fitzsimmons


Council Member

Phone: 408.867.4231
Email Kookie Fitzsimmons

Term Ends: December 2024
Council member Kookie Fitzsimmons was elected to office in 2020 and is the first Council Member to be born and raised in Saratoga. Prior to her election, she served on the Saratoga Planning Commission for over 6 years and continues to be a community leader with 30 years of volunteer service in Saratoga. Kookie’s current profession is in clinical research. Previously, she was a small business owner in Saratoga Village for 15 years. Kookie is known for her civic involvement and deep commitment to serving Saratoga, her integrity, fairness, enthusiasm, and courage to speak out – even when it might be difficult. Kookie believes in community feedback and a transparent government. Kookie is a lifelong Saratogan and three generations of her family have called Saratoga home.
Kookie’s Priorities
  • Protect Saratoga’s semi-rural atmosphere
  • Champion opportunities for families and seniors
  • Optimize local strategic planning
  • Cultivate and promote local business
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget
Community Service
Saratoga Rotary, 20+ years (Board of Directors, Art Show Co-Chair, Breakfast with Santa), West Valley Community Services Back-To-School, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, (Original) Saratoga Business Development Council-Charter Member, President Saratoga Village Merchants Association, Chair Blossom Festival, Chair Saratoga Village Halloween Costume Walk, Highway 9 Clean-up Project, Stop Hunger Now.

Professional
Leadership roles in clinical research for 13 years. Demonstrated proficiency with budgets, personnel, and regulatory requirements involving multiple stakeholders on $20+ million projects. Selected for competitive leadership development; received multiple commendations for outstanding contributions in improving efficiencies; and acknowledged for innovative ideas that contribute to improvements in clinical trials.

Education
Sacred Heart School, Saint Francis High School, UCLA, College of Notre Dame

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