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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Councilmember Robert (Bob) Joe was elected to the City Council in November 2011. He most recently completed a term as Mayor for the 2014-15 term.
Councilmember Joe received a B.S. in Environmental Design from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and an M.P.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is now retired. Councilmember Joe's previous work experience includes the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, where he held several positions including Special Projects Manager, Group Manager for External Affairs and Executive Legislative Manager. Before that, he was part of the United States Army Corps of Engineers for thirty-three years, where he held the position of Chief of Planning Division, L.A. District, and Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Projects Management. He received a Department of the Army Decoration for “Exceptional Civilian Service and Superior Civilian Service Award,” and was recognized in the Congressional Record.
Councilmember Joe has a long history of community involvement. He has served on the City of South Pasadena Transportation Commission, Design Advisory Group, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Freeway and Transportation Commission. He also served on the Friends of Chinatown Library Advisory Board and Chinatown Library Board of Directors. Councilmember Joe has received appointments to Door of Hope Board of Directors and the Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board (Federal).
Councilmember Joe is an Elder for the San Gabriel Presbyterian Church. He has also been a coach for AYSO Region 214. He coached Little League Girls Fastpitch Team for more than a decade. Councilmember Joe has three adult children and two granddaughters.