Glen T. Becerra
Public, Proprietary, Non-Profit Representative Governor Appointee
Mayor Pro Tem Glen Becerra was successful in his re-election bid in November 2014. He served a one-year term as Mayor Pro Tem in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.
Mayor Pro Tem Becerra works for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) where he joined their communications team as the Executive Officer for Marketing. Prior to joining Metro, Mayor Pro Tem Becerra worked for the Southern California Edison Company, where he served as Senior Project Manager for the Regulatory Policy & Affairs Department and Chief of Staff for the Public Affairs Department. Mayor Pro Tem Becerra also worked for Assemblyman James L. Brulte as a Legislative Aide, where he managed legislation dealing with California’s Utility Industry and the State Allocation Board, which is responsible for financing the renovation and construction of public schools.
The first in his family to graduate from college, Mayor Pro Tem Becerra attended Moorpark Community College and the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in History in 1993. After graduation, he was accepted into the Executive Fellowship Program, a public policy program sponsored by the Governor’s Office and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Upon completing the Fellowship program, Mayor Pro Tem Becerra joined the Wilson Administration as Deputy Director for the Office of External Affairs, which oversees the Governor’s local field offices and is the liaison for law enforcement, crime victims, and other constituent groups.
Mayor Pro Tem Becerra’s community involvement includes having served on the Board of Directors for the Simi Valley Boys and Girls Club, where he held the position of Vice President for Fund Development. He is a member of the Simi Valley Education Foundation Advisory Board, served on the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 1996 to 1998 and in 2009 was elected to the Board of Regents for California Lutheran University.
Mayor Pro Tem Becerra has served as President for the League of California Cities Channel Counties Division and on the Board of Directors for the League of California Cities statewide organization. He represents the cities of Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks on the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and served as President for that organization for 2012-13. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Mayor Pro Tem Becerra to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, a body that selects, recognizes and honors top achieving high school seniors from across the country, a position he held until April of 2010.
Mayor Pro Tem Becerra currently serves on the City’s Affordable Housing Subcommittee, Armed Forces Banner Advisory Committee, Sustainable Simi Valley Committee, is a Trustee of the Simi Valley Library Board of Trustees, and serves as a City Council liaison to the Neighborhood Councils and Youth Council. Mayor Pro Tem Becerra also served on the Ventura County Animal Services Commission.
Mayor Pro Tem Becerra and his wife Sally have two children, Elizabeth and Nicholas. The Becerra family has called Simi Valley home for over 80 years.
Public, Proprietary, Non-Profit Representative