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Mayor Pro Tem Priya Bhat-Patel


City Council Member, District 3

2018 - present

760-434-2830 office | 760-473-8726 cell 
council@carlsbadca.gov |  priya.bhat-patel@carlsbadca.gov 
Office hours*: Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m.

* Please call 760-434-2830 to confirm office hours prior to visiting, just in case there is a last minute change. 

Regional government

  • City/School Committee Member
  • League of CA Cities San Diego Division Member
  • North County Transit Board of Directors Member
  • SANDAG Board of Directors (2nd alternate)

Community involvement and volunteer activities

  • Volunteer Carlsbad City Library (current and past)
  • Graduate of City of Carlsbad Citizens Academy (past)
  • Volunteer Community Hope Project (past)
  • Volunteer Kids for Peace (past)
  • Volunteer Tri City Medical Center (past)

Professional organizations

  • American Public Health Association Member (current)
  • South Asian Public Health Association Partnership/Chapter Committee Officer (past)


  • Doctor of Public Health from Loma Linda University
  • Master of Public Health from University of Southern California, with highest honors
  • Bachelor of Science from University of California, San Diego

Past awards and achievements

  • Delta Omega Inductee, University of Southern California
  • 2018 Ruth White Award Recipient, Loma Linda University

Personal history

  • Resident of Carlsbad for over 20 years
  • Alumna of Aviara Oaks Elementary, Aviara Oaks Middle, and Carlsbad High School
  • Lives with her husband and dog

Contact information

Council Member Priya Bhat-Patel
City of Carlsbad 
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive 
Carlsbad, CA 92008

760-434-2830 office
760-473-8726 cell