About John


John Bauters’ Service to Emeryville

  • Emeryville Planning Commission
  • Emeryville Housing Committee
  • Chair, Citizen’s Measure “K” Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, Emery Unified School District

John Bauters is an experienced professional with a career spanning 15 years in nonprofit advocacy and legal services to seniors, the poor, people experiencing homelessness and the disabled.

Whether he was leading disaster relief efforts to assist families in crisis or representing indigent seniors facing habitability issues from negligent landlords, John has always stood in defense of people in need of a voice.

John is recognized as an expert in social and fiscal policies that make communities affordable, encourage economic development and promote public safety and preparedness. His experience delivering social solutions in partnership with state and local leaders has helped John balance his progressive values with fiscal pragmatism. John is a relationship-builder and a leader in the areas of housing, public safety and community development.


An outdoor enthusiast, John is a regular fixture at Emeryville shoreline cleanup events and volunteers as a Fix-It Coach at all of the city’s clinics aimed at reducing waste by helping people repair or reuse old household items. John also actively supports public safety awareness events, especially disaster preparedness activities sponsored by the Alameda County Fire Department or the American Red Cross.

John lives with his partner of nine years, Aaron, and their 12-year old shepherd-mix, King. When he isn’t working on community-based solutions, John can often be spotted taking a jog on the Bay Trail or having breakfast with local residents at one of his favorite neighborhood establishments.