William "Bill" Davis, Mayor Pro Tempore (Term Expires - April 2023)
Mayor Pro Tempore Davis was born in Manila, Philippines and came to the United States in 1969, becoming a resident of the City Vernon in 1970. Mayor Pro Tempore Davis was appointed to fill-in a vacant seat of the City Council in May of 1981, and was elected to his first four-year term in April of 1984. Mayor Pro Tempore Davis retired from Southern California Edison in 1996 after completing 28 years of service. During his tenure at Southern California Edison, one of the largest electric utilities in the nation, Mayor Pro Tempore Davis held numerous positions - working as a lineman, then a foreman and finally as a service planner.
Mayor Pro Tempore Davis has not only served the industrial community of Vernon as a City Council Member since 1981, but he has also represented his community by serving as a Board Member of area organizations:
Mayor Pro Tempore Davis has not only served the industrial community of Vernon as a City Council Member since 1981, but he has also represented the City by serving as a Board Member of various area organizations including the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and the Southern California Association of Governments. Since 2016, Mayor Pro Tempore Davis has also served as the City Council representative on the Vernon Business & Industry Commission.
Over the past 50 years living in Vernon, Mayor Pro Tempore Davis has served the City and supported Vernon’s evolution and efforts to become a fiscally sound City committed to good governance.