Beach Pace

Mayor of Hillsboro

Beach will be the first out LGBTQ+ person to serve as Mayor of Hillsboro!


Beach has spent her career building strong, efficient teams and collaboratively overcoming challenges to serve the community she loves. First elected to Hillsboro City Council in 2018, Beach is currently serving her second term as City Councilor. As Councilor, she has championed diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), affordable housing, transportation solutions, COVID-19 response, support of small businesses, expansion of job opportunities, and market rate housing. She also serves on the Budget Committee, the Transportation Committee, the 2035 Committee, the Westside Modal Improvements Study Steering Committee, and the Council Creek Regional Trail Committee. In addition, Beach served as a board member of the League of Oregon Cities for three years and is a founding board alumna of the Westside Queer Resource Center. Beach found her calling in the social change (nonprofit) sector and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Northwest. Her previous experience includes Vice President of Road Trip Nation and service as Vice President and Executive Director of City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley. Before transitioning to nonprofit work, Beach led sales and marketing teams in the public sector. Beach learned to lead at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she earned her Bachelor of Science and began her seven-year career with the U.S. Army. There, she served in Explosive Ordnance Disposal as Executive Officer and Commander within the Ordnance branch. Beach also earned her Master of Public Administration from Northern Michigan University. Beach always finds time for her wife of more than twenty years, Jincy, their two teenage children, and her mother-in-law. Beach boasts her spaghetti-making skills, loves to walk trails in Hillsboro, and she is never too busy to find the fun and positive in everything she does.