A resident of West Hollywood for over 20 years, Mayor John D’Amico has deep roots in our community. Mayor D’Amico’s love of West Hollywood has only grown in the years that he has lived here. His commitment to West Hollywood’s core values of providing affordable housing, a consistently high level of social services for residents in need, as well as a safe place to live, visit, play and be an individual is unwavering.
Mayor D’Amico has worked towards these goals his entire professional life. A former Chair of the West Hollywood Planning Commission, Mayor D’Amico was involved with helping to develop the goals and incentives for the green building ordinance, enhancing affordable housing incentives, creating higher design standards, and participating in long-term city-wide planning efforts. Mayor D’Amico has been an active member of many commissions and boards within our City for nearly 15 years. A fierce advocate for the people of West Hollywood, Mayor D’Amico has utilized both his hard work ethic and his professional experience to protect the interest of our residents, to give the people a voice at City Hall and to fight for greater transparency in our City government.
In the past 15 years, Mayor D’Amico has chaired the Design Review Board of the West Hollywood Planning Commission and was vice-chair of the Human Services Commission, member of the Disabilities Advisory Board and was the CES representative to the Eastside PAC. Mayor D’Amico served three years on the Los Angeles County HIV Health Services Commission and two years on the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV Prevention and Planning.
Mayor D’Amico holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Architecture and Urban Planning and the other in Aesthetics and Politics. He has over 20 years professional experience with large-scale project planning and development and management including work at UCLA, ABC, the Walt Disney Studios and the affordable housing developer of the Los Angeles Housing Partnership. In his position with the Los Angeles Housing Partnership, Mayor D’Amico was responsible for overseeing the renovation and construction of well over 300 affordable housing units. Mayor D’Amico was the co-Director of Policy and Planning at APLA and worked doing planning and outreach work with Tierra Concepts.
Having been a renter on Genesee Avenue and Ozeta Terrace from 1991 to 1999, Mayor D’Amico knows the importance of improving the quality and availability of affordable housing in our City. As an architect and Project Manager, Mayor D’Amico understands the vital importance of balancing development and livability particularly in West Hollywood, where residents have come to love the special, “urban village” atmosphere.
In his current position, as Principal Project Manager for the UCLA Orthopedic Replacement Hospital, Mayor D’Amico’s responsibilities include managing the design and engineering professionals and the CM team, as well as serving as the liaison to the Hospital Management team for over 60,000 square feet of renovation, 330,000 square feet of new construction, and overseeing the design and installation of three city parks.
Mayor D’Amico met his husband Keith Rand in West Hollywood in 1992. They registered as domestic partners at West Hollywood City Hall and were married in August 2008. They live with their two dogs, Cody and Dodger.
You can contact Mayor John D’Amico at West Hollywood City Hall through his deputy, Michelle Rex, at (323) 848-6460.