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Beth Krom has served on the Irvine City Council since 2000 including two terms as Irvine’s directly elected Mayor from 2004 – 2008. She won re-election in 2012 as the highest vote getter with more than 34,000 votes.
A resident of Irvine since 1985, Beth Krom has brought her experience as a teacher, a business owner, a community volunteer and a mother to her work on the Irvine City Council. It was the fight to defeat the El Toro Airport plan that motivated Beth Krom to run for City Council. An advocate for balanced planning and preserving “quality of life” in the City of Irvine, Beth Krom has been recognized by numerous community organizations for her work as a civic leader.
Over more than a decade of public service, Beth Krom has advanced initiatives focused on environmental stewardship, smart growth, affordable housing, education and the arts. She led the effort to rebuild the William Woollett, Jr. Aquatics Complex and has had the privilege of participating in the dedications of numerous Community Parks and Open Space reserves.
Supportive of integrated transportation planning, Beth Krom presided over the launch of the i-shuttle in the Irvine Business Complex in June 2008, providing transit connections to Metrolink commuters. The i-shuttle expanded to the Irvine Spectrum in 2011 which has been a great benefit to Irvine’s dynamic workforce.
Beth Krom spearheaded Irvine’s “Healthy City, Healthy Planet” Initiative and, throughout her tenure on the City Council, she has supported innovative partnerships, including the ZEV•net electric carshare program at the Irvine Transportation Center, the Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicle partnership with Toyota and the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI and the national “Plug-in Partnership” to advance the development of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. During her tenure as Mayor she joined a national coalition of Mayors for Climate Protection and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an extension of her strong support for healthy communities and public safety.
Councilmember Krom is proud to be recognized as a true “community builder,” working directly with the business, education and non-profit partners as well as all segments of Irvine’s diverse cultural and religious communities.
In addition to her City Council responsibilities, Beth Krom serves as Vice Chair of the Local Government Commission, and is on the boards of the Orange County Great Park Corporation, One Water One Watershed, Arts Orange County, San Joaquin Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee, Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency, Orange County Housing Authority, Orange County Vector Control District, Orange County League of California Cities, and Laguna Canyon Foundation.
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Councilmember Beth Krom Bio
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