Mayor Goss

Gene Goss

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. Council Member Goss was re-elected to a second term in 2018. In December 2020, Goss was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem. In December 2021, Goss was appointed Mayor.

Goss holds degrees in political science from Linfield College and the University of Southern California. For twenty-six years he has been 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 Board of Directors for the Los Angeles County Sanitation District. He has served on the City’s Water Subcommittee and 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 as a coach for the Sierra Madre Pony League. He has also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America.

Gene’s proudest accomplishment is his marriage to the love of his life, his wife Lisa. 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.