Kerry Ferguson has served on the San Juan Capistrano City Council since 2014.
Kerry and her husband, Stuart, have a long history in San Juan Capistrano. They first started dating here – packing picnics and spending time together at the Mission. They chose San Juan Capistrano as their home for its small-town atmosphere and historic character. They both enjoy volunteering as Docents at Mission San Juan Capistrano and are members of the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society. Their daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren live close by, and all are accomplished in their own right.
During her professional career, Kerry was an educator in Santa Monica and Bel Air where she was a Master Teacher, a pioneer in the field of Team Teaching, an Administrator of Programs for the Gifted in Santa Monica and chair of the History Department at the John Thomas Dye School in Bel Air.
Kerry has also built up an impressive portfolio of commercial real estate in Seattle. She has grown her small retail shops into three nationally recognized stores, along with a wholesale business, while she herself has become one of the top knitwear designers in the country.
Even now, Kerry has a tutoring business and thoroughly enjoys working with San Juan students from early elementary through graduate school.
Kerry's local public service
Mayor, San Juan Capistrano 2017
Director, San Joaquin Transportation Corridor Agency 2015-2017
Director, Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency 2015-2017
Representative to Southern California Association of Governments 2015-Present
Member of Community, Housing and Economic Development Committee of SCAG 2015-Present
Liaison to Los Rios Community 2014-2018
Liaison to Mission San Juan Capistrano 2015-2016, 2017
Liaison to Equestrian Community 2015-2106, 2017
Delegate to the League of California Cities
Alternate Delegate to the League of California Cities
Appointed Member of the Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy Committee of the League of California Cities
Appointed Member of the Legislative and Regulatory Committee of the Association of California Cities of Orange County2016-Present
Founding Member of the Residential Recovery Task Force of the Association of California Cities of Orange County 2017-Present
Former Chair – San Juan Capistrano Successor Agency
Chair – San Juan Capistrano Housing Authority
Vice Chair – San Juan Capistrano Successor Agency
Former Vice Chair – San Juan Capistrano Housing Authority
Docent, Mission San Juan Capistrano 2013 – Present
Member, San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association – 2018
Member, San Juan Capistrano Historical Society 2014 - Present