Alan and his wife, Lisa, have been married for over 31 years. They reside in the Fox Farm neighborhood of Big Bear Lake, and they have 3 children and 9 grandchildren.
Before winning his election in November 2020, Alan served as a Big Bear Lake City Commissioner on the DWP Board of Commissioners. During his tenure, Alan led an unprecedented 15% reduction of our water rates on behalf of Big Bear Lake residents. Alan is a Fellow at Harvard's Executive Education Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Alan served on the Board of Directors for the Mountain Transit Authority and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Big Bear Valley Fire Authority. As a fiscal conservative, Alan supports streamlining our governmental agencies to ensure our community receives efficient and cost-effective services.
Alan has partnered with both progressive and conservative organizations across the nation, seeking to answer (2) two of our most persistent questions: How do we become a more perfect nation and how do we become the change we wish to see? It is said, "If we all think alike, then we don't think much." Alan is intentional about working with people of different backgrounds and organizations across all political spectrums.
Alan worked at the executive level for 25 years at the most prominent public service organization in the country - the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. He has extensive experience in municipal operations and governmental affairs, and he has been appointed to serve on several task force and governmental commissions.
Alan believes by working together, we can make Big Bear Lake an even better place to live. We can make Big Bear Lake a city where our neighbors look out for one another and where our City Government is focused and responsive to the local needs of our community. Alan is a steward of our tax dollars, ensuring our city funds are spent in the interest of our residents. Alan is committed to rooting out bureaucratic waste, fraud, and inefficiencies. He is constantly exploring ways to lower our taxes while at the same time maintaining or even enhancing our level of service - we can do better!
Alan's leadership style is bold but inclusive and collaborative. He listens to the community with an open mind and a caring heart. He is guided by what is in the best interest of our community. Alan leads with roots in the past, action in the present and a vision for the future. You may learn more about by visiting www.BigBearLake.us