Derek Timm is a real estate broker, attorney and was elected to the Scotts Valley City Council in 2018, where he currently serves as Vice-Mayor. He also serves on the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, the CA League of Cities and an alternate on the Regional Transportation Commission. Prior to his election, he served six years on the Scotts Valley Planning Commission, most recently as Chair.
He founded Save Our Schools, which was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce Organization of the Year, where he served as a community leader for the successful Measure A (Middle School Bond) and Measure A (Parcel) and Measure K in support of the Scotts Valley Public Schools.
He is former President of both the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library and the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation. He was recognized as the 2017 Man of the Year by the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce and received a BA from UC Santa Barbara, studied law at George Washington University and received a JD from UC Davis.