Mayor Gleam Davis has served on the City Council since February 2009 when the Council selected her to fill the seat left vacant by the passing of Herb Katz. Her current term ends in November 2020.
As Mayor, she continues to advocate for the character, livability, sustainability, and safety of Santa Monica’s neighborhoods. She also maintains her strong commitment to lifelong learning and educational opportunity.
Gleam graduated from Harvard Law School in 1981 and from USC in 1978. She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in San Gabriel and Arcadia. Gleam and her husband, John Prindle, have one son, Jackson, who currently attends the United States Military Academy.
The Wellbeing Project uses the power of data to provide a shared understanding of our community’s strengths and needs, encouraging collaboration among city leaders and residents to improve our collective wellbeing.
Santa Monica is known around the world for its sunny streets and the Pacific waves lapping at the Pier. But for the 95,000 people who live in Santa Monica, it’s home – where they dream about how they want to live and do their best to make it happen. Santa Monica residents tell us they are overwhelmingly satisfied with their lives but there are groups that experience significant stress and loneliness. Improvements since 2015:
– Median household income, one measure of prosperity, is up modestly over two years
– Those who take the train to work have more than quintupled (6 per cent now versus 1 per cent in 2015), just before
– The Expo Line extension from DTLA to Santa Monica went into service
– Santa Monica has also used their Wellbeing Index as a framework for their 2017-2019 budget. Specifically, the core pillars are: Community, Place and Planet, Learning, Health, Economic Opportunity, and Governance.
More information: 2017 Wellbeing Index Findings