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Tammy Silver is the Vice President of the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. She represents Area 4, serving the communities of Pasadena, San Gabriel, and Temple City.


In addition to being the Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Tammy is currently on the PCC Budget and Audit Committee. Previously, she served on PCC's Facilities Committee, KPCC Oversight Committee PCC's Naming Committee and as PCC's representative to the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association. Representing PCC statewide, Tammy is active in the Community College League of California, is a  board member of the California Community College Trustees Association, on the statewide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Integration Task force, on the DEIA Town Hall Planning Committee and was appointed to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Student Metrics and Advisory Committee. She is also an active in the California Community Colleges Women's Caucus as a member of the programming committee. Tammy was awarded the Excellence in Trusteeship certificate by the Community College League of California.


By combining her passion for education with a strong business sense, Tammy wants to help PCC students achieve excellence and ensure that PCC is the best run, most outstanding community college in all of California.

A successful small business owner and longtime Pasadena resident, Tammy has been married to Michael Silver for over 30 years. Their elder son, Daniel, is a Post Doc in educational policy and their younger son, Jeffrey, is a recent college graduate. Tammy currently serves as the President of the Oak Knoll Neighborhood Association and sits on the South Lake Parking Place Commission. She also serves as an Executive Director of the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee and is a member of the Pasadena Rotary Club and the Tournament of Roses.

An avid community volunteer, Tammy is a volunteer tutor with Reading Partners, is active with College Access Plan, is a member of the National Women’s Political Caucus and is a supporter of Friends in Deed.

1.    Support Student Success
2.    Promote Transparent Decision-making
3.    Offer the Right Courses
4.    Control Student Costs
5.    Establish Stable Leadership
6.    Achieve Excellence
7.    Promote Listening

"I believe that education is the foundation for personal change, for betterment of the individual and advancement of the community. Educated citizens are our best resource. The creativity and innovation of an educated person is boundless and propels our city, state and country to greater happiness and prosperity."

– Tammy Silver

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