Patrick Slayter, Mayor

Patrick Slayter, Mayor

Contact Details

Phone: 707-829-9090

Patrick has lived in Sebastopol since 1997 in a downtown vintage home he and his wife restored. He is an architect (license #30700) specializing in residential and small commercial projects, many of which are in Sebastopol. Main tenents of his work are the use of long lasting materials, energy efficiency, natural lighting, the smart reuse of existing buildings and the view that good design is sustainable design.

Patrick has served on the Sebastopol Planning Commission and Sebastopol Business Outreach Committee as well as being a founding member of BikeWalk Sebastopol and the Sebastopol Entrepreneur’s Project. He is a member of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, sitting on their Advisory Board, and volunteers with the Sonoma Humane Society.  

During Patrick’s time on the City Council he has been the liaison to Sebastopol World Friends, The Sebastopol Area Senior Center, The Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce, The Sebastopol Downtown Association and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Patrick is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Sonoma Clean Power and serves as Sebastopol’s representative to the organization. He is also on the Council’s Downtown Design Standards subcommittee, the New City Hall/Parking Lot subcommittee and the Business Outreach subcommittee. The creation of the Sebastopol Complete Streets Committee and Sebastopol’s groundbreaking Solar Ordinance are both important items Patrick has introduced.

Patrick served a term as Sebastopol City Mayor in 2015 and is currently serving as the City of Sebastopol Mayor. 

Patrick served in the United States Air Force as a radar air traffic controller from 1984 to 1988 and was stationed in Mississippi, New Mexico and South Korea. Following his honorable discharge, he earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and an English minor from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, graduating in 1996.

Patrick enjoys woodworking, homebuilding, cooking and baking, bicycling, motorcycling, vintage sports cars and spending time with his wife and two dogs.