Joe Patterson

Joe Patterson, Vice-Mayor

Joe Patterson was elected to the Rocklin City Council for the first time in November 2016 and is serving as Vice 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 two young children (Ethan and Andi).

Joe serves as the Treasurer for the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation which is dedicated to enhancing public safety, is a member of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce, and sits on the Placer County Economic Development Board.

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 taking neighborhood walks with his kids to look at tractors and capture bugs.

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