Nick Serrano (Vice Chair)
San Diego, City of
Nick Serrano is the Deputy Chief of Staff for San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and represents the City of San Diego on the San Diego County Water Authority.
A native San Diegan, Nick was born at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa and raised in the South Bay. He is the proud son of a San Diego Police Officer and County of San Diego administrator.
Nick has been dedicated to public service since he was just 17-years-old. He started his public service career with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2008 working in press and community relations. From there, he went on to serve in the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office and the San Diego County Probation Department.
Nick joined the office of then-San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria in 2014 – first as an intern, then a staff assistant, community representative, and finally his Communications Director. After successfully managing Councilmember Gloria’s campaign for California State Assembly, Nick served in the State Legislature as Assemblymember Todd Gloria’s Communications Director. In 2019, Assemblymember Gloria announced his campaign for Mayor of the City of San Diego and selected Nick to manage his campaign. In 2020, Gloria was elected Mayor of the City of San Diego becoming the first person-of-color and the first LGBTQ person to be elected as Mayor in city history.
As the Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Todd Gloria, Nick oversees the office’s appointments to City Boards and Commissions, communications efforts, community outreach, and special projects.
Nick was appointed to the Water Authority by Mayor Gloria, and confirmed unanimously by the San Diego City Council, in May 2021. As a member of the Authority, Nick is keenly focused on water affordability – particularly for low and middle-income individuals and families – and making sure all member agencies can receive safe, reliable, and affordable water today, tomorrow, and well into the future.
Nick is a graduate of San Diego State University holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.