Vice Mayor Steve Croft
Vice Mayor 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. He was named as vice mayor for the 2021-2022 term.
Steve served as mayor in 2008-2009, 2013-2014 and 2018-2019. He ran unopposed in the March 2009 and March 2013 elections, was re-elected in March 2017, and is currently serving his fourth term on the council.
Steve and his wife Tess live on Castana Avenue in the western portion of Lakewood, but Steve grew up in the eastern portion of the city on Pioneer Boulevard and remembers his grandparents’ enthusiasm for Lakewood’s annexation of their neighborhood in the early 1960s. Great memories of growing up in Lakewood and participating in Lakewood Youth Sports and the after-school programs at Bloomfield Park made Lakewood the first choice for Steve and Tess when they decided where to make their home and raise their daughter Ana.
Since joining the Lakewood City Council, Steve has served terms as Lakewood's representative on several regional boards including the League of California Cities, California Contract Cities Association and the Southeast L.A. County Workforce Investment Board. He currently serves as Lakewood's representative for the Greater L.A. County Vector Control Board, where he was elected President of the Board by his colleagues for 2017. He is also the city’s representative to the League of California Cities (L.A. County City Selection Committees) and the alternate representative to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, the League of California Cities (Annual League Conference), and the Southeast Water Coalition.
Steve chairs Lakewood's Water Resources Committee and Audit Committee, and is a member of the Economic Development and Capital Improvement Plan Committees. He serves as a board member of the Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Pathways Volunteer Hospice. Steve is a proud member of the Lakewood Lions Club, and both he and his wife Tess are active members of the Friends of the Lakewood Libraries.
Vice Mayor Croft’s current term on the City Council runs through March 2022.