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


In addition to being a member of the PCC Board of Trustees, Tammy is on the PCC Budget and Audit Committee, the Facilities Committee, and is the chair of PCC's Naming Committee. Representing PCC statewide, Tammy is active in the Community College League of California, is a member of the California Community College Trustees Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Integration Task force, and is an active participant in the California Community Colleges Women's Caucus. 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 currently a Ph.D. student in educational policy, and their younger son, Jeffrey, is a college student. 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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