Mark Taylor, Chief of Staff, City of Long Beach, CA

Mark Taylor, Chief of Staff, City of Long Beach, CA

mark-taylorMark W. Taylor serves as the Chief of Staff to Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. Mark brings more than 15 years of government leadership, strategic communications and public affairs experience to the role. As Chief of Staff, Mark has helped make significant accomplishments in the Mayor’s first term including:

  • Passage of Measures A & MA – the first two municipal sales tax increases adopted by Long Beach voters in a generation;
  • Creation of a $1 billion Public-Private-Partnership to rebuild the Civic Center with a new City Hall, Port Headquarters, Main Library and Lincoln Park in Downtown Long Beach; and
  • Securing a $3 million investment from Bloomberg Philanthropies for an Innovation Team to support economic development & public safety.

Prior to his role in the Mayor’s Office, Mark served Long Beach City College as the Director of College Advancement, Public Affairs, and Governmental Relations. Mark represented the college in Sacramento, Washington DC, and worked to support the success of LBCC students through innovative policies at the local and state levels. Mark led the effort to pass three pieces of legislation at LBCC, all of which were signed into law, including one to allow a pilot for community colleges to offer extension courses for the first time in state history. He also helped lead the development of the Long Beach College Promise partnership and the Promise Pathways initiative which have significantly increased college access and success for local students.

Mark is a southern California native who graduated from Whitney High School, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Economics at Whittier College and a Master’s Degree in the History of American Civilization at Brandeis University. He and his family live in downtown Long Beach.