COVID-19 Update: Thursday, May 28, 2020

WHITTIER, Calif. – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a new "Safer at Work & in the Community" Health Order allowing for the resumption of faith-based services, in-store shopping at most retail businesses, drive-in movies and other recreational activities. (Read latest information here)

Mayor Joe Vinatieri

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Mayor Joe Vinatieri
Mayor Joe Vinatieri

Joe Vinatieri was reelected to the City Council by the voters of Whittier in April 2008 and 2012 after having been elected to a two-year term in 2006. In 2016, Joe was elected as Mayor in the first municipal election that allowed voters citywide to directly elect the Mayor; he was re-elected as Mayor in 2018 and 2020. Joe was born and raised in Whittier, attended Whittier schools and is employed in Whittier as an attorney at Bewley, Lassleben and Miller.

Joe is the proud father of three adult children with his late wife, Sandy, who passed away from complications due to ALS. Joe was recently remarried to Aya.

Joe’s local community involvement includes Member of the Board, Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce; Member, Whittier Union High School District Bond Oversight Committee; Member of the Board and Incorporator of Foundation, Whittier High School Alumni Association and Educational Foundation; Institutional Representative, Boy Scouts of America – Pack and Troop 219; and Member of the Board and past Vice-President, YMCA of Greater Whittier.

Joe was on the Social Services Commission for the City of Whittier from 1984-1988 and was a volunteer counseling youth offenders at Fred C. Nelles School for Boys for 10 years. Joe and Aya are members of Plymouth Congregational Church.

City Council Appointed Organizations

City Council Ad Hoc Committees

  • Fiscal Sustainability
  • Policing Contract Review