Long-time Sierra Madre resident Gene Goss was elected to Sierra Madre City Council in April 2014. Two years later, he was selected to serve as Mayor for the City.
Goss holds degrees in political science from Linfield College and the University of Southern California. He is currently a professor of political science at Long Beach City College. Goss has served a variety of leadership roles at the college, including department head, faculty association president, technology committee chair, and faculty advisor/sponsor to the Political Science Student Association.
While on the City Council Goss has served on the Foothill Workforce Development Board and on the City’s Water Subcommittee. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles County Sanitation District. He has served as Council Liaison to the Police Department, Public Safety Committee, Community Services Commission, Library Board of Trustees and the Senior Community Commission. Before serving on the City Council he served as Vice Chair of the Sierra Madre Public Library Board of Trustees. For many years he served as a coach and manager and general volunteer for the Sierra Madre Little League and has also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America. Gene is presently a coach for the Sierra Madre Pony League.
Goss’ proudest accomplishment is his marriage to the love of his life, his wife Lisa. In July they celebrated their 32nd anniversary. His favorite event in town is the 4th of July Parade. Gene’s hobbies include trout fishing, fitness training, reading humorous fiction and political non-fiction, and following his beloved Dodgers and Trojans.