Meet the City Council
The City Councilmembers and the City Treasurer are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk.
The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website.
An elected official of the City may not serve on a City advisory body concurrent with their elected term, and they receive no compensation for attending Board and Commission meetings in their capacity as a City Council Liaison.
Mayor Tom Adams
Tom Adams was elected to his first term on the City Council in 1994 after serving a term on the Monrovia Planning Commission and was re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011. He was named Mayor Pro Tem in 2009, and was directly elected as Mayor in 2015.
Adams was born in Monrovia and has lived his entire life in the San Gabriel Valley. He owns and operates the Adams & Barnes family of companies, with offices in Monrovia and Covina, dealing with real estate sales and leasing, property management, escrow and mortgage operations.
Adams is active in the community, serving in a variety of volunteer positions over the years, including president of the Monrovia Rotary Club, the Monrovia-Duarte Board of Realtors and the Santa Anita Family YMCA.
Councilmember Tom Adams' assignments for the current term include serving as liaison to the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce Board and Government Affairs Committee; representative to the Independent Cities Association; alternate representative to the Independent Cities Risk Management Authority; liaison to the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and participation in the Mayflower Elementary School Adopt-a-School program.
Mayor Pro Tem Alexander C. Blackburn
Alexander C. Blackburn was elected to the City Council in 2013, and sworn in on April 30, 2013. He was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem on May 3, 2016.
Blackburn is a Monrovia-based attorney practicing primarily business and real estate law. Mr. Blackburn earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford University. During his time in Monrovia, Mr. Blackburn has been heavily involved in community service. As of June 2013 Mr. Blackburn will be the President of the Monrovia Rotary Club, and has supported various other causes, including but not limited to the YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club, Relay for Life, Foothill Oaks Academy, the Foothill Unity Center and Make a Difference Day.
Councilmember Gloria Crudgington
Gloria Crudgington was elected to the City Council on April 14, 2015, and sworn in on May 5, 2015.
Gloria is a long-time Monrovia resident and an active volunteer. Through her passion for the Monrovia community, she has worked on a number of initiatives that have helped shape the Monrovia we know today.
In 2000, Gloria and her husband Cleve ran the successful “Yes on Measures A & B” campaign that saved Monrovia’s hillsides from development. For their efforts on this campaign, Gloria and Cleve were awarded the “Iris Award”as Monrovia’s Citizens of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.
In August 2000, Gloria and Cleve were appointed as Co-Chairs of the Wilderness Preserve Steering Committee, and later, Gloria was appointed to the Community Services Commission, where she served as a Commissioner for 12 years.
In addition to her work with the Wilderness Preserve, Gloria has also been a Monrovia Historic Preservation Group Board Member and activist since 1997. Through her work, she has played an integral role in successfully preserving the community’s historic homes-- homes that are a contributing factor to Monrovia’s special charm and uniqueness.
Gloria is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and recently retired after 30 years in private practice. Gloria served on the Board of Directors of Santa Anita Family Service for 4 years, where she recently helped launch a counseling and advocacy program for returning military members and their families. She is also a member of Congresswoman Grace Napolitano’s Mental Health Consortium, a dedicated group of 40 local mental health professionals and advocates who advise the Congresswoman on mental health issues and policy.
Gloria currently serves as the City’s delegate for Community Media of the Foothills, Alternate for Foothill Gold Line Phase II Joint Powers Authority, City Council Liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission, and is a member of the City Audit Committee.
Councilmember Becky A. Shevlin
Becky Shevlin was appointed in 2009, elected to a four year term in 2011, and re-elected in 2015. She was named Mayor Pro Tem in 2013.
Shevlin has called Monrovia home for the past 21 years. She has served on the Community Services Commission 11 years, chairing the Commission for three years and working on various subcommittees, including Art in Public Places, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Station Design Art Review Committee and Hillside Wilderness Preserve.
Shevlin has been on the Coordinating Council for 10 years and served in all the executive positions. She has served on the Monrovia Reads and the Chamber of Commerce Boards of Directors and is a past president of the Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary.
Council assignments include representative to the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board; Council liaison to the Community Services Commission; representative to the Foothill Workforce Investment Board; representative to the Southern California Council of Governments and Foothill Transit; and alternative representative to both the San Gabriel Valley Economic partnership and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. She also participates in the Clifton Middle School Adopt-a-School program.
Councilmember Larry J. Spicer
Larry J. Spicer was elected to the City Council in 2013, and sworn in on April 30, 2013. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from May 2015 through April 2016.
Spicer was born and raised in Monrovia, serving his country in the United States Army. He was previously appointed to the City Council in 2012 to fill a vacant Council seat and was an appointed member of the Monrovia Planning Commission.
Spicer's current and past volunteer activities include: Trustee of Second Baptist Church Monrovia, Watch Dog Dad for Bradoaks Elementary, Peace on Patrol Parent (POP) at Clifton Middle School and Monrovia High School, Red Cross Volunteer, Certified MAP Neighborhood Leader (Monrovia Area Partnership), Board Member of the Community Mediation Team (CMT), Make a Difference Day Committee Member, and Board Member Duarte Hawks Youth Sports Association.
City Clerk Alice D. Atkins
Alice Atkins was appointed City Clerk on October 20, 2009, and elected to the position in 2013. She was sworn in on April 30, 2013.
Atkins was hired at the City of Monrovia in 2000 and began working in the Office of the City Clerk in March 2001. She was named Deputy City Clerk in 2005, completed the Technical Track for Clerks through the University of California, Riverside Extension in March 2006, and received the Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from the International Institute for Municipal Clerks in October 2007.
City Treasurer Stephen R. Baker
Steve Baker was elected to his post in 2005 and re-elected in 2009 and 2013. He was sworn in on April 30, 2013. Mr. Baker has also served for many years as the community's official City Historian.