Staff Directory


Casey Tanaka

  • Primary Contact Address
    1825 Strand Way
    Coronado, CA 92118
Primary Department: Public Officials

Professional Profile

Mayor Tanaka

Casey Tanaka was elected Mayor in November 2008 and was sworn in as the 50th Mayor of the City of Coronado on December 2, 2008, after having served as City Councilman from 2002 to 2008. He was re-elected Mayor in November 2012.


Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mayor Tanaka moved to Coronado in 1983. After graduating from Coronado High School in 1994, he attended the University of California, San Diego where he received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in history and a minor in political science in 1997. Since 1999, Mayor Tanaka has been teaching Advanced Placement U.S. History and U.S. Government at his Alma Mater, Coronado High School.


Mayor Tanaka has spent most of his life in Coronado and even as kid, made sure to pay attention to the politics of the Island. His interest in serving on the Coronado City Council and eventually as its Mayor is an offshoot of his love of U.S. History and politics, biography, and a desire to see community leaders live up to their obligations to protect and to care for their communities. Mayor Tanaka is deeply honored to have this opportunity to care for his hometown and will work hard to safeguard and maintain the essential services that Coronado's citizens have come to expect and rely upon. He is also committed to making local government and its City Hall accessible to its citizenry.


Mayor Tanaka has been teaching at Coronado High School for over a decade and is keenly aware that keeping Coronado family-friendly and family-oriented will always be one of his highest responsibilities.

Email: Casey Tanaka

Mayor Tanaka's City Council subcommittee assignments include:
  • Capital Improvement Program Subcommittee
  • Coronado Financing Authority
  • Heartland Communications Facility Authority, Vice Chair
  • Coronado Naval Complexes Coordinating Group
  • South County Economic Development Council