Mayor's Message

Al Royse

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Town of Hillsborough – a unique residential community overlooking the San Francisco Bay, situated below Crystal Springs Reservoir and west of El Camino Real. Our rich history dates back to the mid-1800s. When Hillsborough was incorporated on May 5, 1910, our population stood at 750. Hillsborough celebrated its 100th Anniversary in May 2010, and today our town is home to 11,000 people.

In addition to its park-like setting and quiet atmosphere, people are attracted to Hillsborough for its excellent public schools, outstanding police, fire and emergency services, and the sense of community. Hillsborough takes great pride in being a collaborative regional partner in addressing local issues and being at the forefront of strong fiscal responsibility, effective sustainability practices, and providing efficient services to our residents through a professional and dedicated staff. Hillsborough strives to maintain the rustic character and rural charm that are the hallmarks of our town. We are dedicated to preserving our history, natural beauty, architectural heritage and small town atmosphere that contribute to the essential character of our community and make it a wonderful place in which to live and raise a family.

Alvin L. Royse