Manhattan Beach City Council
Richard Montgomery has been a resident of Manhattan Beach for over 20 years, as well as a Manhattan Beach business owner and valuation consultant. Richard was elected to the Manhattan Beach City Council in March 2005; re-elected March 2009; and re-elected in March 2017. As Mayor, Richard was instrumental in pushing forward the city’s many green efforts including the comprehensive “Green Book” as well as passing a city-wide ban on plastic bags. Richard was appointed to the Independent Cities Association and elected by its members to the Board of Directors in 2005. He also serves as the President in 2010-2011 and is President elect for 2019-2010. Richard was elected to the El Camino Community College Foundation Board in 2007 and appointed to the ECC Bond Oversight Committee in 2008 [$191 Million Bond]. Richard resigned from the El Camino Community College Foundation Board in 2012 after leading the successful passage of Measure EE Bond campaign as Chairman. In 2006, Richard was appointed to the Los Angeles County Tax Advisory Board by Supervisor Don Knabe. In 2007, He was appointed to the Salvation Army Board – South Bay. In 2010, he was elected as Chair of the Los Angeles Sanitation District 2010 for two districts [LA 5 and South Bay Cities] by local elected officials. In addition, Richard was appointed to the Los Angeles County Library Commission in 2009 as well as the California League of Cities – Water Task Force.