Beverly Hills Councilmember Dr. Julian Gold was sworn in as Mayor of Beverly Hills, CA on March 20, 2018 and serves on the Board of Directors for Independent Cities Association (ICA). Mayor Gold is the 5th sitting mayor on ICA’s Board, along with Mayors Sean Ashton (Downey), Gary Boyer (Glendora), Maria Pulido (Bell Gardens) and Peter Sham (Alhambra).
The Installation Ceremony, held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, was attended by ICA Interim Executive Director, Tai Sunnanon.
Mayor Gold was elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2011 and served as mayor in 2015. Dr. Gold previously served on the Recreation and Parks Commission and on the Traffic and Parking Commission, of which he was chairperson. He is also a graduate of Team Beverly Hills, class of 2002.
ICA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation created in 1960. It is made up of 38 member cities in the Southern California area. The organization focuses on public safety, education, legislative advocacy, intergovernmental relationships and other major issues that transcend the boundaries of its member cities. ICA holds two Annual Seminars bringing together city council members, other city officials and business partners for the purpose of collaboration, networking, and knowledge exchanging. The Winter Seminar (held in January) addresses public safety and the Summer Seminar (held in June) focuses on contemporary issues.