Randall Putz was first elected to the Big Bear Lake City Council in 2014. He was appointed to serve another four-year term in 2018, and was re-elected in November 2022. Randall served as Mayor Pro Tem in 2019 and 2021, and was appointed to serve as Mayor in 2020 and 2023. Randall has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority, Chairman for the Big Bear Fire Authority, and as a Director of the Mojave Desert Mountain Integrated Waste Joint Powers Authority. He has served as President of the Desert-Mountain Division of the League of California Cities and was appointed to Cal Cities' 2021 Governance Evaluation Project Advisory Group. Randall also represents District 11 (Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Needles, Twenty-nine Palms, and Town of Yucca Valley) as a Regional Councilmember for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the largest metropolitan planning organization in the Country.
An advocate for education, Randall was previously elected to the Bear Valley Unified School District Governing Board in 2008 and 2012. He has lobbied on behalf of Big Bear at the County and State levels and is also a founding member of the Bear Valley Education Trust. Randall has spent 20 years providing marketing and technology solutions and services for corporate and government clients through his technology consulting firm, and opened Chirp Nature Center in Big Bear Lake’s Village in 2018. Randall raised his children in Big Bear Lake, and has deep roots in the community as a local businessman, longtime resident, and founding member of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation. He is an avid nature enthusiast and enjoys trail running and mountain biking in the surrounding National Forest.