Council Member Goss

Gene Goss

Long-time Sierra Madre resident Gene Goss was elected to Sierra Madre City Council in April of 2014. He served as Mayor in 2016/2017. He was re-elected to the Council in 2018 and served again as Mayor in 2022. He was re-elected for a third consecutive term in November of 2022.

Council Member Goss holds degrees in political science from Linfield College and the University of Southern California. For thirty-one years he has been a Professor of Political Science at Long Beach City College. Goss has served a variety of leadership roles at the college, including department head, faculty association president, technology committee chair, and faculty advisor to the Political Science Student Association.

While on the City Council, Goss has served on the Foothill Workforce Development Board and on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles County Sanitation District. He has served on the City’s Water Subcommittee and as Council Liaison to the Police Department, Public Safety Committee, Community Services Commission, Library Board of Trustees and the Senior Community Commission. Before serving on the City Council, he served as Vice Chair of the Sierra Madre Public Library Board of Trustees. For many years he served as a coach and manager and general volunteer for the Sierra Madre Little League and as a coach and general volunteer for the Sierra Madre Pony League. He has also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America.

Gene’s proudest accomplishment is his marriage to his wife Lisa, the love of his life. They have been married for 38 years. His favorite event in town is the 4th of July Parade. Gene’s hobbies include trout fishing, fitness training, reading humorous fiction and political non-fiction, and following his beloved Dodgers, Trojans, and Raiders.