Elected to the Hayward City Council in 2020, Councilwoman Angela Andrews has worked tirelessly to be a responsive voice for every Hayward resident.

She came into office at a time of crisis for Hayward: we were still reeling from the effects of the pandemic,inflation was on the rise, and too many of our neighbors were losing their homes and their businesses. Angela immediately got to work and became one of Hayward’s most respected city leaders, bringing diverse voices together to find common ground and move Hayward forward.


Today, Angela serves our community on the Economic Development Committee, Infrastructure and Airport Committee, Sustainability Committee, and the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, and she represents Hayward on the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, East Bay Dischargers Joint Powers Authority, and San Francisco Bay Area Regional Water System Financing Authority.

Angela’s life in public service in Hayward started in 2016, when she co-created the SoHa Hood group to build pride and identity in South Hayward, and to support local small businesses. As Chair of the Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, she led projects like the Palma Ceia Park mural, beautification work at Five Flags and City Hall, and other quality of life improvements across the City. She won a Hayward Exemplary Award in 2019 for her work.

In 2018, Angela was appointed to the Hayward Planning Commission. As a commissioner, she has helped advance Hayward’s Downtown Specific Plan, giving residents a thriving local area for restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, increasing the number of small businesses and jobs in Hayward and making the City budget more resilient. Angela has made housing a priority, especially affordable housing, approving new housing developments across the City.

Angela also serves as the Capital Portfolio Manager at Contra Costa’s West County Wastewater, where she oversees projects with annual budgets of over $20 million within a capital portfolio of $200 million. She is a proud member of AFSCME Local 1. Previously, she worked for 9 years in non-profit facilities and capital project management.

Angela was born in Southern California, where her father worked in the Los Angeles County Fire Department and her mother worked at a credit union. She attained a BA in Political Science and Sociology from UCLA and earned a Master of Planning from USC. She lives in South Hayward with her husband, Greg, and their 5-year-old daughter, Grier.