Council Member Diane DuBois
Council Member Diane DuBois was re-elected to a fourth term on the city council in March 2017. She was first elected to the council in 2005. She is the fourth councilwoman in the city’s history. She has served as mayor three times, in 2007-2008, 2012-13 and 2017-18. She has served as vice mayor in 2006-7, 2011-12 and 2016-17.
Diane previously served as a Lakewood Planning and Environment Commissioner for 28 years, including seven terms as commission chair. She has been a board member and volunteer of Lakewood Meals On Wheels, a board member of the Greater Long Beach Girl Scout Council, a board member of Lakewood Regional Medical Center, a scholarship chair of the Pan American Association, a member and past president of Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach, and a past chair of the board of Pathways Volunteer Hospice.
Council Member DuBois brought together the Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Bellflower Unified School District to create the unique and award-winning “Medical Outreach Program” to introduce local high school students to healthcare career fields.
As a member of the inaugural Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House, Diane served as Community Outreach chair. She helped secure the team of volunteers needed to make the Ronald McDonald House a success. Now that it is completed and open, she continues to assist in volunteer activities for the house and its residents.
Council Member DuBois represents Lakewood on the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) general assembly. She is also Lakewood’s representative to the League of California Cities (Annual League Conference). She is the city's alternate representative to the League of California Cities (L.A. County Division and L.A. County City Selection Committees). She represented the cities of southeast Los Angeles County on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors from 2009 to 2017, and served as Board Chair from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Diane chairs the Lakewood City Council’s Environmental Management Committee and the Park Development Committee, and is a member of the Community Promotion and Economic Development Committees. Council Member DuBois’ current term on the city council runs through March 2022.