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 Mayor Tom Adams

 Mayor Pro Tem
Becky A. Shevlin

 Councilmember Alexander C. Blackburn  Councilmember
Gloria Crudgington

Larry J. Spicer


adams-webMayor 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 and 2017.

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, Alhambra and Covina, dealing with real estate sales and leasing, property management and escrow 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, the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley, and the Santa Anita Family YMCA.

Mayor Tom Adams' assignments for the current term include serving as liaison to the Monrovia Endowment for the Arts Committee, Monrovia Chamber of Commerce Board and Government Affairs Committee; representative to the Independent Cities Association, Sanitation Districts 15 and 22 of LA County, and Lab Launch Board of Directors; alternate representative to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority; and participation in the Mayflower Elementary School Adopt-a-School program.



Mayor Pro Tem Becky A. Shevlin

Becky Shevlin was appointed in 2009, elected to a four year term in 2011, and re-elected in 2015.  

She was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem in May 2018 and previously served from May 2013 - April 2014.

Shevlin has called Monrovia home since 1988. She 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 approximately 19 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 San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, League of California Cities - LA Division, Foothill Transit, and San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District; alternate City Council liaison to the Library Board, Historic Preservation Commission, and Planning Commission; and alternative representative to the Chamber of Commerce Board and Government Affairs Committee, Foothill Workforce Investment Board, Sanitation Districts 15 and 22 of LA County, YES Program, and Lab Launch Board of Directors. She also participates in the Clifton Middle School Adopt-a-School program.


Councilmember Alexander C. Blackburn 


Alexander C. Blackburn was elected to the City Council in 2013, and re-elected in 2017. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from May 2016 to April 2017.

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. In 2013-2014, Mr. Blackburn served as 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.

Blackburn currently serves as the City’s delegate for Community Media of the Foothills, Alternate for Independent Cities Association, City Council Liaison to the Library Board and Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board, and is a member of the City Audit Committee.


crudgington-webCouncilmember Gloria Crudgington

Gloria Crudgington was elected to the City Council on April 14, 2015, and sworn in on May 5, 2015. During her time on the City Council, she served as Mayor Pro Tem from May 2017 – May 2018.

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 addition, Gloria and Cleve were appointed as Co-Chairs of the Wilderness Preserve Steering Committee in August 2000, 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 open space preservation, 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 which are a contributing factor to Monrovia’s special charm and uniqueness.

Since being elected to the City Council, Gloria has made an incredible contribution towards advancing issues related to stormwater compliance for both Monrovia and the greater Los Angeles region. When she first took office in 2015, State regulatory mandates had created $1.4 billion in stormwater compliance liability for Monrovia’s watershed group. Thanks in large part to Gloria’s efforts to bring environmental groups, regulatory agencies, and municipalities together, updated stormwater compliance plans have been developed that have reduced our overall stormwater liability by over 90%, while continuing to achieve mandated clean water standards.

Gloria is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and she recently retired after 30 years in private practice. She served on the Board of Directors of Santa Anita Family Service for 4 years, where she 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. 


larryspicer2013_largeCouncilmember Larry J. Spicer

Larry J. Spicer was elected to the City Council in 2013, and in 2017.  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.

Spicer currently serves as City Council liaison to the Planning Commission and alternate liaison to the Community Services Commission and Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board,  representative to the Foothill Workforce Investment Board, Foothill Gold Line Phase II Joint Powers Authority, and YES Program; and alternative representative to the League of California Cities LA Division. He also participates in the Monrovia High School, Quest Academy/Mountain Park School/Adult School, and Santa Fe Middle School Adopt-a-School programs.



City Clerk Alice D. Atkins

Alice Atkins was appointed City Clerk on October 20, 2009, and elected to the position in 2013 and re-elected in 2017.

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.


sbaker2013_largeCity Treasurer Stephen R. Baker

Steve Baker was elected to his post in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013, and 2017.  Mr. Baker has also served for many years as the community's official City Historian.





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