Raymond Y. Hamada, Mayor Pro Tem

Raymond Y Hamada (WEB)Council District: District 1
Date Elected: November 2022
Term Expires: December 2026
Place of Birth: Gardena, CA
Occupation: Director of Planning and Community Development (Retired)
Spouse: Sue Hamada
Children: Jason Hamada, Heather Coleman, and Amy Hamada

Schools Attended:

  • Cal State University, Los Angeles (Post Baccalaureate Studies)
  • Cal State University, Dominguez Hills (Post Baccalaureate Studies)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelors of Arts in Geography)
  • Bellflower High School

Current Appointments:

  • Bellflower Kiwanis Club and Foundation (Board Member)
  • California Contract Cities Association (Primary Delegate; Executive Board Member) 
  • California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (Alternate Delegate)
  • California-Nevada-Hawaii Kiwanis District (Region Trustee, Region 8)
  • City Selection Committee (Alternate Delegate)      
  • Community Family Guidance Center (Board Member)
  • Greater Long Beach YMCA (Board Member)
  • Kingdom Causes Bellflower (Board Member)
  • League of California Cities (Alternate Delegate; Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Member) 
  • Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, Nos. 2, 3, & 18 (Alternate Delegate)           
  • Los Cerritos YMCA (Board Chairperson)
  • SELACO Workforce Development Policy Board (Alternate Delegate)
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) (Primary Delegate; Regional Council; Transportation Committee)

Elected Offices:

City of Bellflower

  • Council Member (Appointed 2018 - 2020; Elected 2020 - 2022; 2022 - 2026)
  • Mayor Pro Tem (2022 - present)

Hobbies: Spending time with family, being a grandpa, sports, traveling, and community volunteering.