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Council Member Teresa Acosta

City Council Member, District 4, 2020 - present

442-200-8748 (cell)
council@carlsbadca.gov  |  teresa.acosta@carlsbadca.gov

 

Office hours: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Council Member Acosta is offering office hours via phone on Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 pm. Please call during this time. If she is unable to answer, leave a message or send a text message, and she will return your call as soon as possible. Open office hours are first come first served, with no appointments. Council Member Acosta will also host periodic virtual office hours on social media. Please check her official social media accounts for dates and times. 

Regional and local government

  • Chamber of Commerce Liaison, Alternate
  • City Council Legislative Subcommittee
  • City/School Committee Member
  • Clean Energy Alliance JPA Board of Directors, Alternate
  • Encina Wastewater Authority Board of Directors, Alternate
  • North County Transit District, Alternate

Community involvement and volunteer activities

  • Institute for Local Government, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Government Affairs Committee, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair
  • Technology Advisory Committee, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair
  • MAAC Project, Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • National Charity League Del Sol Chapter, Former Board Member and Volunteer
  • San Diego Union-Tribune, Former Community Advisory Board Member
  • MANA de San Diego, Member and Former Mentor
  • Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Member
  • Sierra Club Member
  • Surfrider Foundation, Volunteer
  • Carlsbad Senior Center, Former Volunteer
  • City of Carlsbad Citizens Academy Graduate
  • San Diego County Water Authority Citizens Water Academy Graduate
  • Center for Creative Leadership Latina Leaders Program Graduate
  • HOPE Leadership Institute Graduate

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Southern California

Past awards and achievements

  • Committee Chair of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce (2020)
  • Committee Member of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee (2018)
  • Committee Member of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Technology Affairs Committee (2017)
  • Mother-Daughter Award, National Charity League Del Sol Chapter (Multiple years)

Personal history

  • Carlsbad small business owner for 10 years
  • Former professor at MiraCosta College
  • Four generations of family in Carlsbad
  • Daughter was in first graduating class of Sage Creek High School

Contact information

Council Member Teresa Acosta
City of Carlsbad 
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive 
Carlsbad, CA 92008

council@carlsbadca.gov
teresa.acosta@carlsbadca.gov