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New Eastvale Council Members Take Seat & New Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Are Selected

Post Date:12/13/2018 1:34 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               

December 13, 2018

New Eastvale Council Members Take Seat & 

New Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Are Selected

EASTVALE, CA – At the December 12, 2018, Special City Council meeting, Clint Lorimore (District 3) and Jocelyn Yow (District 4) were sworn into office as Eastvale City Council Members.  The Council also appointed Todd Rigby as the new Mayor of Eastvale and Brandon Plott as the new Mayor Pro Tem.  Both Rigby and Plott will serve a one (1) year term in their respective positions.

Jocelyn Yow – Newly Elected Council MemberJocelyn Yow 2

Jocelyn Yow is the youngest and first Asian American who has served on the Eastvale City Council.  From an early age, public service has been part of Jocelyn Yow’s life and a source of growth and inspiration.  Growing up in a working-class immigrant family, her family has always emphasized the importance of giving back and community service.  In 2011, Yow’s family moved to the Inland Empire and settled in Eastvale. 

She became involved in advocacy while attending her alma mater Norco College and transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree.  Yow served as a district representative for the California State Senate and an aide for the United States House of Representatives, where she worked to help seniors, families, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and children to access valuable government services.  Yow is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Government at Harvard Extension.

“Thank you to the residents of District 4 for electing me to represent you on the City Council,” said Council Member Jocelyn Yow.  I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the city I proudly call home.  I look forward to working with the rest of the council to best represent all residents of Eastvale.” 

Clint Lorimore – Re-Elected Council Member

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Clint Lorimore was raised in the Inland Empire and has been a resident of Eastvale since 2004, where he has been actively engaged in the community.  Lorimore has also been engaged in the region throughout his time serving on the Eastvale City Council since 2014 and has most recently served as Mayor.  Lorimore attended California Polytechnic University Pomona, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Policy.  He has also earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University as well as a Master of Science degree from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Lorimore currently works for the Building Industry Association and serves on a variety of regional boards including the Southern California Association of Governments, League of California Cities State Board, League of California Cities Riverside Division, Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority Board Member, and the Riverside County Transportation Commission Board Member Alternate.  Lorimore has a vision of “Smart Growth”, attributing to a better place to live, work, and play.

“I am honored and humbled by the continued support of the community,” said Council Member Clint Lorimore.  “I am looking forward to continuing to serve the residents and businesses of Eastvale to the best of my abilities.”

Todd Rigby – New Mayor

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Todd Rigby has lived in Eastvale for almost a decade as a California native.  He is a strong believer in giving back to his community. Professionally, he works in residential real estate as a broker and owner.  Rigby and his wife Charlene are the parents of three children.  Rigby enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, his church, and local sports organizations. 

Todd received his Associate's Degree from Santa Ana College in Liberal Arts, and received his Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in Facilities Management with a Business Minor. He then went on to receive a Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University in Human Resource Organizational Development.  

“I am excited for this new role and look forward to continuing to serve the residents of our community,” said Mayor Todd Rigby.  “Thank you to my fellow Council Members for your vote of confidence. We have a great team in place on the Council and within our City staff. I look forward to a great year of accomplishing our strategic goals, and with our team effort, I have no doubt we will continue to make Eastvale a great place to live, conduct business, and visit.”

Brandon Plott – New Mayor Pro Tem

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Brandon Plott has lived in the City of Eastvale for four years and is a California Native being born and raised in the City of Chino.  Brandon’s professional background evolves from the private sector and includes having worked in the field of mergers and acquisitions and is currently employed as a Corporate Accounts Manager for a large privately-held Security/Fire Alarm Company.  Brandon studied at Fullerton College and Brigham Young University and finished his studies with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication from California State University, Fullerton.  Brandon is also bilingual in Spanish.

Brandon’s hobbies include spending time with his family and dog, staying active by working out, and playing soccer as time permits.  He also loves to decorate every inch of his house during Christmas Season and participates in the Annual Eastvale Holiday Showcase Lighting & Decorating Contest.  Brandon and his wife April are proud to raise their daughter Penelope in Eastvale. Brandon is sharply focused on increasing our economic development, balancing a conservative budget, and strengthening our public safety.

“I would like to thank my colleagues for appointing me to serve as Mayor Pro Tem and our residents for their ongoing trust and support,” said Mayor Pro Tem Brandon Plott.  “There is nothing that really changes except the title; the focus and drive remains the same to improve our public safety and to grow our economic development efforts to include the recruitment of a diverse dining experience for our community with appealing architecture to create a better experience.  I look forward to serving with Mayor Rigby, our Council Members, and newly elected Council Member Jocelyn Yow.”

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“This is an exciting time for Eastvale where we have a City Council representing multiple generations and diversity of cultures,” said City Manager Bryan Jones.  “I look forward to serving Eastvale with Council and our dynamic and talented team at City Hall as we work together to achieve our Strategic Plan and Priority Goals and continue striving to Exceed Eastvale’s Expectations Every Day”.

The City of Eastvale formally recognized outgoing Founding Mayor and Council Member Adam Rush for his dedication and service the last eight years.  Adam's sacrifice, dedication, and commitment to the City of Eastvale is invaluable.

Residents are invited to meet their new Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Council Members at the first City Council meeting of the new year on January 9, 2019.  The City Council meeting will be held at our Council Chambers located at 12363 Limonite Avenue Suite 900 Eastvale, CA 91752.

The Eastvale City Council and Eastvale Team wish you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

About the City of Eastvale

The City of Eastvale was founded on October 1, 2010 as an independent local government agency, governed by a five-member, elected City Council.  The City of Eastvale serves over 64,855 residents and encompasses 13.1 square-miles in western Riverside County.  The City is strategically poised between Interstate 15 and California State Routes 91, 60, and 71, making access easy for residents, visitors and businesses alike.  Eastvale is a young and dynamic community filled with economic opportunity, tremendous growth, and strong values.  For more information on the City of Eastvale, please visit: www.EastvaleCA.gov

Media Contact:

Olivia Applegate | Public Information Officer

951.703.4415 | oapplegate@eastvaleca.gov

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