Council Member 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 and 2014.
Council Member Becerra works for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) where he recently joined their communications team as the Deputy Executive Officer for Marketing. Prior to joining Metro, Council Member 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. Council Member 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 a university, Council Member 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, Council Member 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.
Council Member 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 Board of Directors, 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.
Council Member 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 Council Member 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.
Council Member 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. Council Member Becerra also serves on the Ventura County Animal Services Commission.
Council Member Becerra and his wife Sally have two children, Elizabeth and Nicholas. The Becerra family has called Simi Valley home for over 80 years.