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Mayor Sandoval



Tim Sandoval moved to Pomona when he was just nine years old. Even as a child, he knew that a community as richly diverse as Pomona was capable of amazing things. As Pomona High’s class speaker, he defended the character of the school and the surrounding community in an impassioned year-end speech. He attended Montvue Elementary, Emerson Middle School, and Pomona High School before finishing his education at University of California, Riverside.

After graduating, Tim returned to Pomona to help others in our community to access college as well. He led Pomona Valley Community Development Center’s youth programs, and then taught English at a nearby school. In 2001, Tim became a founding member of Bright Prospect, a mentoring organization that has helped more than two thousand low-income youth become part of the first generation of their family to complete their Bachelor’s degrees. Many of these youth come to share Tim’s passion for Pomona, returning after college to give back to the community.



  • Pomona Resident for 35 Years
  • Montvue Elementary ’82, Emerson Middle School ’84, and Pomona High School ‘88
  • Pomona Little and Senior League Baseball, Pomona Progress Bulletin Paper Boy, Cub Scout and Boy Scout
  • Pomona High School Senior Class Speaker
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Chaffey Community College
  • UC Riverside
  • Bright Prospect Program Director, 2002-2016
  • Charter Oak High School, Teacher, English, International Baccalaureate Program, 1999-2002
  • Pomona Valley Center for Community Development, Youth and Community Development Project Manager, 1997-1999
  • Married to Criselda Haro Sandoval – Ganesha H.S., Swarthmore College and UC Berkeley Law School, Attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Los Angeles

Leadership and Community Service

  • Mayor, City of Pomona, 2016-Present
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
  • Vice-Chair, Alameda Corridor East (ACE)
  • Lead Developer of Nationally Recognized Bright Prospect Crews Program, 2005-2016
  • Led Effort to Expand Bright Prospect from 12 students in 2003 to over 2,000 students in 2016
  • Initiated Partnership with Pomona Unified School District Superintendent and School Board to expand Bright Prospect to Diamond Ranch High School and Village Academy
  • Chairperson, Southern California College Access Network, 2009-2014
  • Southern California College Access Network Steering Committee Member, 2004-2015
  • Lead Organizer, Community Cultural Events in downtown Pomona that included presentations by writer Luis Rodriguez and MIT Professor Jonathan King, 1995-1999
  • Committee Member to Bring Los Angeles Philharmonic to Pomona, 1999-2000
  • City of Pomona Solid Waste Ad Hoc Committee Appointee, 1999
  • Chairperson, City of Pomona Waste & Recycling Task Force, 2014-2016
  • Public Library Board Member.  Co-Developer of City of Pomona Public Library Homework Club
  • Pomona dA Center for the Arts Board Member.  Focused on Marketing Events and Programming to Youth to Increase their participation with the dA
  • Clean & Green Pomona Board Member
  • Co-Lead Effort to Establish Moratorium on New Waste & Recycling Businesses
  • Diane Middleton Foundation Board Member
  • Lead Organizer of Showing of Documentary Made in LA
  • Pomona Community Day at LA County Fair
  • Pomona Heritage Member
  • College Counselor Volunteer for Non-Bright Prospect High Schools
  • Global Leadership Institute Founding Member, 1995-2012
  • Pomona Beautification Volunteer
  • Pomona Just Us 4 Youth Volunteer
  • Los Angeles County Homeless Count Volunteer


Mayor's Office:

Pomona City Hall
Second Floor
505 S. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 660
Pomona, CA 91769


Telephone Numbers:

909-620-3707 (Fax)

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