Lisa Swarthout



Lisa Swarthout was elected to her first term on the Grass Valley City Council in November of 2004. She was appointed to Council on August 23, 2016 and appointed Vice Mayor on December 13, 2016. Previous to her elected position she spent nine years on the Grass Valley Planning Commission.

Some of Lisa’s duties on the City Council have included:

  • Liaison to the City Park and Rec Commission
  • Liaison with the Grass Valley Downtown Association
  • Member of the City’s budget committee

Lisa is also the Past Chairman of the Grass Valley Downtown Association, and past Chairman of the Nevada County Economic Resource Council. She has served on the boards of many non-profit organizations in our community including: the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce, The Friendship Club, Silver Springs Foundation and Soroptimist International of Grass Valley.

Lisa received her BA in Communications from CSU Chico, and is the owner of Mill Street Clothing Company in Downtown Grass Valley. She celebrated the 20th Anniversary of her business in 2009.

Mayor Swarthout’s term ends on December 8, 2020.