Assessor Biographical Outline

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Lawrence E. Stone



Bachelor of Arts, 1965, University of Washington
Master in Business Administration, 1967, Washington Graduate School of Business
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Politics, 1979, 1987
Certified Property Appraiser, 1997

Professional Experience

Assessor, Santa Clara County, 1995-present
President, CEO Larry Stone Partners, Sunnyvale, 1990-present
Co-Founder, IMA Financial Corporation, San Francisco, 1970-1990
President, Regency West Real Estate Fund, 1981-1986
Board of Directors, Handar Electronics Corporation, Sunnyvale, 1978-1986

Government Activities

City of Sunnyvale, Mayor, 1979-1980; 1987-1989
City of Sunnyvale, Councilmember, 1975-1983; 1985-1993
California Assessors’ Association, 1995-Present, President 2002
Sunnyvale Redevelopment Agency, Director, 1975-1983; 1985-1993
Santa Clara County Intergovernmental Council, President, 1982-1983
League of California Cities, Peninsula Division, Board of Directors, 1980-1983
League of California Cities, Revenue & Taxation Committee, 1987-1989
United States Conference of Mayors
           Committees on Energy & Environment, Arts & Health, 1979-1980; 1987-1989
United States Conference of Mayors Delegation to Cuba, 1978; China, 1989; Israel, 1990
National League of Cities Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Policy Committee,
            1987-1993; Steering Committee, 1991-1993
National League of Cities Committee on Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, 1982
Santa Clara County Airport Land Use Commission, 1975-1980; 1981-1982
Santa Clara County Mortgage Revenue Bond Committee, Chair, 1982-1993
Measure A (2016 Housing Bond) Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, Interim Chair, 2017-Present
City of Sunnyvale, Charter Review Committee, Chair, 2017

Community and Personal Activities

Rotary Club of San Jose, Member 1995-Present; Board of Directors, 2005-2008; President, 2010-2011
Arts Council Silicon Valley, Co-founder, Board of Trustees, 1984-2001; President, 1987-1990
Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation, Board of Advisors, 2010-2014
YWCA, Board of Directors, 2004-2012
Capital Club of Silicon Valley; Board of Governors, 2002-Present
San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board of Directors, 2003-2009
San Jose Sports Authority, Board of Directors, 2006-Present
San Jose Sports Authority, Hall of Fame Committee, 2014-Present
Knight of the Order of St. John, Chevalier, 2003-Present
American Leadership Forum, Senior Fellow, 1994-Present
Democratic Forum of Silicon Valley, Co-founder, 1988; Chair, 2001-2010
San Francisco 49ers Stadium Advisory Council, Chair, 2007-2011
EHC LifeBuilders Advisory Council, 2013-2014
Hunger at Home, Advisory Board, 2017-2019
Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation, Co-founder, 1984-2001; President, 1996-1999
Law Foundation President's Advisory Council, 2005-2015
San Jose Jazz Advisory Board, 2009-2011
Mission College Real Estate Advisory Committee, Member, 2008-2009
KTEH-TV, Member, Board of Directors, 1992-2006
Urban Land Institute, Associate Member, 1995-Present
California Air & Space Museum Educational Foundation, Member, 1999-2009
Community Foundation of Santa Clara County, Member, Board of Advisors, 1990-2007
Euphrat Gallery, DeAnza College, Member, Board of Directors, 1989-2011
Silicon Valley Association for Corporate Growth, Board of Directors, 2005-2006
Silicon Valley Charity Ball Advisory Council, Member 1990-1995
Santa Clara County Stadium Task Force, President, 1988-1990
San Jose State University, Member, President’s Advisory Council, 1993-1997
DeAnza College Commission, Member, 1992-1997
Community School of Music & Art, Member, Board of Directors, 1988-2001
Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce Member, Board of Directors 1993-1997
Strive for Five Steering Committee, Member, 1990-1992
Midpeninsula Citizens for Fair Housing, Member, Board of Directors, 1983-1985
Ross Mosier Memorial Golf Classic, Co-founder, 1981
Sunnyvale Community Players, Patron, 1976-1992


Character Award Recipient, Boy Scouts of America Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, 2011
Jim McEntee LifeBuilder Award Recipient, 2011
Honorary Law Degree, Lincoln Law School, 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award, Arts Council Silicon Valley, 2010
Murphy Lifetime Community Contribution Award, Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, 2017
Resolution of Special Honor & Commendation, California State Senate, 1983
Resolution of Special Honor & Commendation, California State Assembly, 1979
Resolution of Commendation, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, 1979, 1983
Selected to “Outstanding Young Men of America," 1974
Named by The Economist magazine to “Who’s Who in the Investment Industry," 1973, 1974
“Who’s Who in California Business and Finance," 1979
“Who’s Who in California," 1980-1981
“Who’s Who in American Politics," 1991-1992

Speaking Engagements

Topics include property tax administration, Proposition 13, real estate markets and the economy, the assessment of embedded software, performance management, public pension reform and legislative reforms for California government, professional sports in the South Bay, and politics.  Introduced President Bill Clinton and interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Partial list of organizations addressed:

Appraisal Institute
Building Owners and Managers Association
Business Journal Forecast
California RDA Association
California State Bar Association
City and County Performance Summit
The Commonwealth Club
Council for Excellence in Government
County Counsels Association of California
Federated States of Micronesia
Governing Magazine’s Performance Conference
Government Performance West Summit
International Association of Assessing Officers
Mobile Home Owners and Managers
Mid-Peninsula Widow and Widowers’ AssociationNational Association of Industrial & Office Prop.
National Federation of Municipal Analysts
National Society of Auditor-Appraisers Numerous
Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis Clubs
Silicon Valley Bar Association
San Jose State University
Urban Land Institute
YWCA Annual LuncheonSanta Clara University Real Estate Symposium Asian Real Estate Association of AmericaCapital Connections BreakfastEconomic Summit Series KickoffKiwanis Club of San JoseFederation of Retired Union Members

Personal History

Age: 81
Born: Seattle, Washington
Residence: 1373 Bedford Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Family: Carmen Aranda Stone
Edward, Randall and Gregory

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