Mayor Brian Bergman was originally elected to the City Council of the City of La Habra Heights in 2005. He was re-elected in 2009, 2013, and 2017. He served as Mayor in 2007, 2011, 2014, and 2019. At the December 9, 2019 Regular City Council meeting, he was appointed to serve as Mayor until the first meeting in December 2020.
Prior to being elected to the City Council, Mayor Bergman was Vice Chairman of the City's Planning Commission where he served as a member for four years. He balances home builders' and remodelers' goals with the rights of surrounding residents and the City. He was involved in preparing the City's General Plan. He strives to improve local ordinances that balance maintaining the community's rural character with the reality of rising home sizes.
A 29-year resident, Mayor Bergman raised his family in the La Habra Heights community. He has been involved in a number of community activities including 4H.
Mayor Bergman's professional experience includes serving as an Operating Manager of Aircraft Flight Maintenance for a major airline. His career included extensive experience in budgeting, conflict resolution, operations efficiency, and regulatory compliance.