Dr. Robert Garcia
Mayor, City of Long Beach
Dr. Robert Garcia is an educator and the 28th Mayor of Long Beach. He is one the youngest mayors of any large city in America and has taken a leadership role in shaping the City of Long Beach into an innovative, sustainable hub for economic development, technology, and education. Mayor Garcia is a Board Member on the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) representing the Gateway City Council of Governments. He is a first-generation college graduate, holding a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California, a Doctorate in Higher Education from Cal State Long Beach (where he also earned his Bachelor’s in Communication), and is an accomplished educator. He was born in Lima, Peru, and immigrated to the United States at age 5 with his family and became a citizen at age 21.