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Former Santa Clara Mayor Judy Nadler is a Senior Fellow in Government Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, with responsibility for programs in government ethics and ethical leadership. She directs "Ethics and the Public's Business," a program for newly elected officials, and "Ethics and Leadership Camp for Public Officials," a summer workshop for mayors, council members, city managers, ethics commissioners, and others.
As mayor, Nadler worked with the Ethics Center to develop a Code of Ethics and Values for Santa Clara. For this effort, the city received a Helen Putnam Award from the League of California Cities for its program, "Infusing Political Campaigns with Community Ethics and Values."
Before her two terms as mayor, Nadler served 9 years on the Santa Clara City Council, and was an editor at Sunset magazine. Mayor Nadler is a graduate of George Washington University (journalism and political science) and the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to government ethics, her areas of expertise include campaigns and elections, women in politics, and the role of the media in politics.
She is married to Superior Court Judge Jerome Nadler and has two daughters. Her outside activities include tending her rose garden and creating mixed media and collage in her art studio.
Public Sector Study and Internship
Media and Politics
Local Campaigns and Elections
Ethics in Government
Curriculum Vitae: Judy Nadler