Mayor Robert Garcia

City of Long Beach California

For the people

“I’m in this to be mayor of everyone, no matter the age or the color of their skin or who they love.”

Dr. Robert Garcia is an educator and the 28th Mayor of Long Beach. Mayor Garcia is focused on making the City of Long Beach a leader in economic development, sustainability, education, and technology.

It might be thought that this was a poor way accumulate a princely fortune—

At age 5, Mayor Garcia immigrated to the United States from Lima, Peru and was raised in Southern California. The Mayor, a college and university educator, holds an M.A. from the University of Southern California and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Cal State Long Beach, where he also earned his B.A. in Communication.

Mayor Garcia currently serves as a Board Member on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) representing much of the South East County of Los Angeles.

2019 State of The City

I was responsible for the complete presentation of the Mayor’s State of The City address in 2019. Compared to the previous years, Mayor Garcia wanted something complete different and non traditional for his first year back as he just came off of a second term re-election victory. He wanted to bring the streets, art, and creative spirit of the city to the Long Beach people. The final design showcased vibrant murals along side non traditional colors that popped. Where art and music intertwined to create an authentic atmosphere.