Council Members & Meetings

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The five members of the city council are elected to serve a four-year term of office.

Each year, the city council reorganizes, selecting one council member to serve as mayor and another as vice mayor. 

The mayor is selected by the City Council from among its members and serves a one-year term.

New council districts

Beginning in 2022, Lakewood City Council Members will be elected based on districts, each representing a portion of the city, instead of having each council member elected by the entire city as is the current practice in Lakewood.

 

Meet the Lakewood City Council Members 

Mayor Steve Croft

Mayor

  • Telephone1-562-866-9771
  • Email CityCouncil@lakewoodcity.org
  • ProfileMayor Steve Croft was first elected to the Lakewood City Council in March 2005 after having served the four previous years on the city’s Planning and Environment Commission. Croft began his fourth term as mayor on April 12, 2022. Mayor Croft's current term on the City Council runs through June 2022.

    To read the full bio, click on the council member's name above.

Vice Mayor Ariel Pe

Vice Mayor

  • Telephone1-562-866-9771
  • Email CityCouncil@lakewoodcity.org
  • ProfileVice Mayor Ariel "Ari" Pe was first elected to the Lakewood City Council in March 2020. He was named as vice mayor for the 2022-2023 term. Vice Mayor Pe's current term on the City Council runs through March 2024.

    To read the full bio, click on the council member's name above.

Council Member Todd Rogers

Council Member

  • Telephone1-562-866-9771
  • Email CityCouncil@lakewoodcity.org
  • ProfileCouncil Member Todd Rogers was elected to the City Council in March 2001 and re-elected in 2005. In March 2009 and March 2013, running unopposed, he was returned to office for additional four-year terms. He was re-elected again in March 2017. His current term runs through June 2022.

    To read the full bio, click on the council member's name above.

Council Member Vicki L. Stuckey

Council Member

  • Telephone1-562-866-9771
  • Email CityCouncil@lakewoodcity.org
  • ProfileCouncil Member Vicki L. Stuckey was unanimously appointed by the Lakewood City Council on September 8, 2020 to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Council Member Diane DuBois on August 31, 2020.

    To read the full bio, click on the council member's name above.

Council Member Jeff Wood

Council Member

  • Telephone1-562-866-9771
  • Email CityCouncil@lakewoodcity.org
  • ProfileCouncil Member Jeff Wood was first elected to the Lakewood City Council in March 2011. He ran unopposed for a second term in March 2015, and in March 2020 was re-elected to a third term. His current term on the City Council runs through March 2024.

    To read the full bio, click on the council member's name above.

Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700)

Government Code §87505 requires the City to post to its website the identity of elected officials that file a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 700, Statement of Economic Interests. Form 700 documents are on file at Lakewood City Hall, in the office of the City Clerk, for all City Council Members: Steve Croft, Ariel Pe, Todd Rogers, Vicki L. Stuckey and Jeff Wood. These documents may also be accessed on the FPPC website.