Tom Butt is the Current Mayor of Richmond He was a former vice-mayor (2002 and 2012) and a present city council. He had been on the Richmond City Council since 1995. He is an architect by profession and is the president of interactive Resources, a local architectural firm. He is also a contractor and former broker. Butt founded and is currently the president of the East Brother Light Station, Inc., a non-profit organization whose aim is to save and maintain the historic East Brother Island Lighthouse on East Brother Island, a Bay Area landmark the Register of National Historic sites which he helped accomplish. He was also pivotal in lobbying Congress to establish the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park and sits on the board of the organization dedicated to its creation and expansion.