Joe Patterson

Joe Patterson, Mayor

Joe Patterson was elected to the Rocklin City Council for the first time in November 2016 and is serving as Mayor in his first term on City Council.

Born and raised in Napa, Joe is a life-long Californian who moved to the Sacramento region in 2000.  Joe and his wife, Colleen, have three young children (Ethan, Andi and Graham).

Joe serves as the Treasurer for the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation which is dedicated to enhancing public safety, serves on multiple charity and non-profits boards, is a member of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce and coaches T-Ball for Rocklin Little League.

He graduated with a BA in Government from Sacramento State and was admitted to the post-graduate Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship where he began his career working in the state Legislature.  After several years analyzing public policy impacting local government, he left the Capitol for the private sector.  Joe currently serves as the Executive Director of the California Gaming Association.  He provides guidance to members on regulatory compliance, state and local legislative policy and public affairs.

Joe lives in the Whitney Ranch area of Rocklin.  He is often spotted working from local coffee shops and loves meeting new neighbors.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family in Tahoe.

As a member of the City Council, Joe’s priorities include: 

  • Ensuring transparent and responsive government
  • Keeping Rocklin among the safest communities in California
  • Enhancing parks and open space
  • Partnering with schools to maintain a first-class education for children
  • Incubating and attracting quality businesses to help spur employment and a stable tax base