I believe in giving back to my community.

and a Passion
for Pacific Grove.

Rudy Fischer

Thank you for visiting my website, where you can learn more about my background, accomplishments, and the things I am interested in. 

Though I still take on occasional roles managing executive searches and other HR and strategic administrative challenges for companies and non-profit organizations, I am now mostly retired.  I enjoyed a 35 year career in both Fortune 500 and privately owned High Technology companies; retiring as Vice President of Administration – and Corporate Secretary – for a developer of communications devices.  Several start-ups I was affiliated with worked on government projects (B2 stealth bomber, planning for Operation Desert Storm, Defense Threat Reduction Agency DTRA) Unconventional Nuclear Warfare test bed secutity) and with intelligence agencies, and I helped to start one company that was directly CIA funded.  I am also a proud Plank Owner (one of the people who helped set up) the 10th Fleet Information Warfare Training Command.  In addition, I am a Navy veteran and served in Vietnam.

For eight years I served on the Pacific Grove city council, and on the Monterey One Water Board of Directors for five.  As Board Chair for two years I helped to successfully negotiate with multiple state and regional agencies to start a $126 million water recycling plant which will provide a significant portion of the Monterey area’s water needs.

My education includes a BA from UC Berkeley, a M.Sc. in International Business from St. Mary’s College, and a Certificate in Business, Law, and Economics from Stanford. 

My wife Kathleen and I have been married for 28 years. Kathleen was a Speech/Language Pathologist working with stroke victims, people with swallowing problems, and the elderly in Pacific Grove and all around the Monterey Peninsula.

I believe in giving back to my community.  Almost as soon as we moved here I became involved in helping to rebuild The Little House in Jewell Park.  My wife and I have also made significant donations to some of Pacific Grove’s most cherished institutions; such as the renovation of the Point Pinos Lighthouse, the Save the Children’s Pool fundraising campaign, and the campaign to raise money for the renovation of our Carnegie Library.

Rudy Fischer

My Priorities are:
  • Ensure Fairness and Fiscal Responsibility.
  • Put Pacific Grove residents first.
  • Maintain the Spirit of the City to keep the city the pleasant place it is now.
  • Provide effective public services to residents.
  • Enhance community vitality.
  • Undertake a program of long-term planning.
My public service experience:
  • Served on Pacific Grove city council for eight years.
  • Currently Board Chair for Monterey One Water.
  • Served on the Golf Links Advisory Commission.
  • Liaison to the Architectural Review Board.
  • Liaison to the Golf Links Advisory Commission.
  • Undertake a program of long-term planning.
  • Former Liaison to the Planning Commission.
  • Have served on numerous HOA boards.
Public Service Activities:
  • Board Member, Carmel Valley Manor
  • Board Member, Legal Services for Seniors