On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Reorganization Meeting, Nancy Walsh was selected as the new Mayor by fellow Council Members. John Harabedian was selected as the Mayor Pro-Tem. Walsh and Harabedian will serve in their respective roles for one-year.
Mayor Nancy Walsh has served as City Council Member since 2010, and served as Mayor Pro-Tem from April 24, 2012 – April 23, 2013. Prior to her election, she was a member of the Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission from 2004-2010, leading the development of the Senior Master Plan and the Hart Memorial Park House renovation plan, and establishing a partner program with Los Angeles County which generated over $80,000 for programs and services to benefit Sierra Madre seniors.
Mayor Walsh was raised in Hollywood. She earned a B.A. from California State University in Los Angeles, and in addition to graduate studies in Public Administration, she holds a certificate in Management from the University of Southern California. She was employed in Public Service for 30 years by the County of Los Angeles Departments of Health and Mental Health, principally as a manager and supervisor. Before retiring in 2002, she served as Chief Executive Officer of the Coastal Cluster Health Centers.
The Sierra Madre City Council is comprised of five members elected to four-year terms. The Council is responsible for general City policy, as well as for the appointment of the City Manager, City Attorney, and members of the City's Boards and Commissions. The honorary positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem rotate among the five elected members of the City Council, and are selected each year in April.
Sierra Madre City Council at the cake reception following the reorganization meeting on April 23, 2013