Mayor Michael Davitt has served on the City Council since 1011. Mayor Davitt has lived in La Cañada Flintridge since childhood. In addition to his full time corporate real estate position, he is a partner in a local business. Mayor Davitt’s public service began in 2003 when he was appointed to the City’s Planning Commission. During this time, he was part of the General Plan update as well as revising codes for more responsible growth in the City. After two terms as a City Commissioner and Planning Commission Chair, he was elected to the City Council in 2011.
Mayor Davitt was re-elected to the City Council in 2015. He has served as Mayor twice during his two terms. Over the years, Mayor Davitt has served on the City Council Hillside & Open Space, Rockridge Terrace, and Specific Plan subcommittees, as well as liaison to the Joint Use Committee. He was also a City Council representative on the Business Support and Development Committee (BSDC), and liaison to the Youth Council. More recently he serves on the Sagebrush Council Advisory Committee and on the YMCA liaison committee.
Mayor Davitt was an instrumental member of the acquisition team for the new City Hall building, leading negotiations and strategy for the much needed new building. He also led the efforts to sell the former city hall building.
Regionally, Mayor Davitt has served on the Executive Board of the California Contract Cities Association (CCCA). He served as Treasurer and then Vice President. This organization is made up of over 72 cities representing over 8 million residents in Southern California. Mayor Davitt served as the Association’s President in 2017. During this time, the Association saw historic growth and became a powerful advocacy voice for cities’ rights. He has been active in both Sacramento and the County for expanding and preserving cities’ rights to contract services.
In addition to his City Council role, Mayor Davitt is the President of the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association (2 years). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Glendale College Foundation and, previously, served on the Board of Directors of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. He also served on the Parent Board of St Bede School and served as its President for three years.
Mayor Davitt and his wife Alison have been married for over 30 years and have four children. They both have been and remain active in many civic and charitable organizations locally and regionally.
Mayor Pro Tem Jonathan Curtis was first elected to the La Canada Flintridge City Council in 2013 after having served on the City’s Planning Commission for five years. Mr. Curtis is also a Regional Council Member for the Southern California Association of Government, where he represents the cities of La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena and South Pasadena in the largest Metropolitan Planning Organization in the United States that covers six counties, 191 cities and over 18 million people. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for County Sanitation Districts 28 and 34, the Arroyo Verdugo Subregion Steering Committee, and the SCAG General Assembly. Within City government, City Council Member Curtis serves on numerous City Council subcommittees, including Economic Development, Legal, Pension Review, Sewer/Septic, Downtown Specific Plan, SR710/Connected Communities Consortium, Diversity Task Force and Southern California Edison.
Mayor Pro Tem Curtis has a record of promoting transparency in City government, prudent fiscal policies, active public safety, responsible planning, opposition to the 710 tunnel, traffic improvements, joint use activities with La Canada Unified School District, active involvement toward the Sagebrush unification with LCUSD, and working with our community groups to “Make a Difference.” Some of his continuing priority objectives for the City include streamlining City planning and permitting to improve efficiency, ensuring reliable electricity, promoting our Sister Cities Association organization, establishing healthy community actions, and building stronger partnerships with our schools, local businesses, JPL, community groups and residents.
Mayor Pro Tem Curtis is a practicing attorney in the corporate, real estate and land use areas, with large international law firm experience and a focus on investment and development. He has received an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive for quality and ethics, and he has also been named as a “Super Lawyer”. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA and Jurist Doctorate Degree, cum laude, from Loyola Law School.
Mayor Pro Tem Curtis and his wife Lisa were both born and raised in southern California and made La Canada Flintridge their home over 18 years ago. Their two daughters, Melissa and Lauren, were educated in the La Canada Unified School system at Palm Crest Elementary through La Canada High School; and they recently graduated from USC and Chapman University, respectively.
City Council Member Walker is a native of Southern California and has been a resident and active member of the La Cañada Flintridge community for the past 36 years. After retiring in 2010 from a career in Human Resources, she now manages a local family-owned business. City Council Member Walker has had extensive involvement as a volunteer in several community organizations. She has been a member of the La Cañada Flintridge Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital since 1986 and served as president in 1994. She served eight years on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of the Foothills, and three terms as president of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce. In addition, City Council Member Walker has participated on the LCF Business Support and Development Committee since 2003, serving three terms as chair. In 2008, City Council Member Walker was appointed to the Public Works and Traffic Commission where she served for four years and one term as chair; she also served as a Planning Commissioner for three years and vacated her position there as chair to join the City Council. Her City Council appointments include participation on the Green Task Force, Solid Waste, Unpermitted Construction, and Parking Subcommittees.
City Council member Keith Eich was elected to the City Council in March, 2020. Prior to serving on the City Council, he served on the City’s Public Works & Traffic Commission. He has worked as Vice President at LegalZoom since 2011 and previously worked for General Electric and many other companies with a focus on disruptive technology, engineering & operations. In addition to his City Council role, Council member Eich is an Elder at La Cañada Presbyterian Church and coaches his children’s baseball and softball teams. He also previously served on the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association Board and as an Adjunct Professor for graduate students.
Councilman Eich and his wife Lisa were married here in town in 2010 and have three young children. He has educational degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California.
City Council Member Gunter is a Southern California native whose family moved to La Canada Flintridge in 1976. After graduating from La Canada High School, he earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He returned to La Canada Flintridge in 2006.
In 2010, Mr. Gunter was appointed to the La Canada Flintridge Planning Commission, where he served for 8 years and as chair for half that time. As chair, he led many difficult meetings with patience, respect, courtesy, and thoughtful listening. Parties on all sides of the issues reported they found the process open and fair. Mr. Gunter is passionate about having a local government that is open, transparent, and focused on our residents. He has expertise in planning/zoning, development, and fiscal responsibility – and will be using these skills as he serves on the City Council.
Mr. Gunter is a Principal and Architect at the global design firm HKS where he leads the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Studio. His focus is the planning and execution of sports, entertainment, aviation, and performance venues throughout the Western United States. He is also a Senior Project Manager on the SoFi Stadium at Hollywood Park project in Inglewood (future home of the Rams & Chargers).
Mr. Gunter continues to be involved in many organizations, including as a Liturgical Leader at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church and with the Dean’s Advisory Council to the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Mr. Gunter and his wife Denise met at Cal Poly, and have been married for 28 years. Their two children Hannah and Andrew attended La Canada Elementary and La Canada High School. Hannah went on to graduate from University of California Santa Barbara. Andrew recently graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.