About Matt


A long time Auburn resident, husband and father raising the third generation of Auburnites. Matt has a vested interest in Auburn's prosperity and will work to plan its future for generations to come.

Matt is an active community leader involved in many organizations throughout town. He is privileged to serve such an engaged community.

Matt's Background

Matt has 30 years of experience in planning, design and engineering of large-scale master planned communities, municipal infrastructure projects and infill development projects. He has been the principal in charge, project manager and licensed professional responsible for a multitude of development projects throughout Northern California. His responsibilities included engineering and environmental document coordination, regional drainage, sewer and water master plans, capital improvement programs, public financing, final improvement plan preparation with extensive background in low impact design and NPDES compliance. Matt’s experience with public projects includes municipal infrastructure, water/wastewater system design, and roadway improvement projects with an emphasis in public bikeway facilities (Class I - III) and federal/military housing redevelopment projects across the country. Matt is a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) in the State of California.

Professional Affiliations, Commissions and Boards

Matt's professional background as well as his business and civic affiliations make him uniquely qualified to lead the City of Auburn.

Auburn Mayor 2017

Auburn City Council 2014-Present

Auburn City Planning Commissioner - 2007 to 2014

Auburn Economic Development Commission

Auburn Transient - Homeless Taskforce Member

Auburn Endurance Capital Committee (Past Member)

Placer County Economic Development Board - Current Chairman of the Board

Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)

SACOG Land Use Committee

SACOG Transportation Committee (Past member)

Placer County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board Member

Placer County Boys and Girls Club Board Member  (Since 2012)

Placer County Boys and Girls Club Business Support Chairman

Auburn Community Cancer Endowment Fund (ACCEF), Past Board Member

Auburn Robalos Swim Team, Past President

North State Builders Industry Association Member

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Graduate, BS in Civil Engineering

California Registered Professional Civil Engineer (PE) 

30 years experience designing public roads, sewer, water and drainage systems

Business Owner - Wood Rodgers Engineering Inc.