Councilmember Sean Ashton was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Downey, CA on December 12, 2017 and serves on the Executive Board of Directors for Independent Cities Association (ICA). Mayor Sean Ashton becomes the 5th sitting mayor on ICA’s Board, along with Mayors Vivian Romero (Montebello), Gary Boyer (Glendora), Peter Sham (Alhambra), and Maria Pulido (Bell Gardens).
Mayor Sean Ashton was elected to serve the residents of Downey in November 2014. He is a teacher for LAUSD and has taught at Heliotrope Elementary School for the past 19 years. At Heliotrope, Mayor Sean Ashton as served on the School Based Management/School Site Council, Student Council Committee, and Literacy Committee.
Mayor Sean Ashton has also served as commissioner on Downey’s Green Task Force from 2011 to 2014. He was twice elected as chairperson of the Green Task Force by the other commissioners.
[Photo: Left- ICA Executive Board Member, Sean Ashton; Bottom (l-r)- ICA Interim Executive Director, Mayor Sean Ashton)]
Independent Cities Association a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation created in 1960. It is made up of 35-member cities in the Southern California area. The organization focuses on education, legislative advocacy, intergovernmental relationships and other major issues that transcend the boundaries of its member cities.