Architect, Jack Matthews, AIA and former AIA San Mateo Chapter  President retires… from public service, that is. Here’s the story as reported by Samantha Weigel in San Mateo’s The Daily Journal back in December 2015:
After two decades of public service, Jack Matthews spent his last meeting behind the San Mateo City Council dais Monday night.
Although Matthews was next in line to serve another term as mayor, the architect and longtime San Mateo resident was termed out after spending 12 years on the City Council.
Prior to serving in a policy-making capacity, Matthews also spent eight years on the city’s Planning Commission where he applied his expertise in design and land use.
“I thought it was an opportunity to serve my city and to contribute and make a difference. I believe strongly in public service,” Matthews said, noting he wanted to continue after serving the maximum of two terms as a planning commissioner. “Being on the City Council really was appealing because the council has a broader authority or purview of things. And it was to continue that public service and to be able to influence things that make San Mateo a better place to live.”
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