Richard Mehlinger

photo of Richard Mehlinger“The most important thing, in terms of achieving change at a local level, is the power of showing up. When an organization shows up consistently, it brings them more power and credibility. ”


A graduate of Harvey Mudd College, Richard Mehlinger is the Chair of Livable Sunnyvale, a coalition that promotes sustainable housing initiatives in Sunnyvale, California, where he also serves as Chair of the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Commission. His main focus has been on making positive change for housing from within the system of local government.