Stephen Lam

City Council
Title: Council Member
Phone: 626-307-1255

Untitled Document Stephen Lam

Elected: 2015 (First term of office under Ordinance No. 2096).

Current City Committee Assignments
Currently serves on the following committees and boards as a city representative:

  • San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
  • Alternate for the California Contract Cities Association
  • Alternate for the League of California Cities
  • Alternate for the Sister Cities Commission
  • Alternate for the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments

Stephen Lam started his career as a banker and, after years of experience in mortgage and commercial lending, started up his own financial and real estate firm at the age of 26. With the success of these businesses, he founded Lams USA Group, LLÇ where he is the President and CEO. Stephen has always been a community leader and activist. With his commitment and dedication, he devoted most of his time and business financial experiences to the City of Monterey Park and its residents, therefore, he has been appointed to numerous city commissions for over 10 years.

In 2015, Stephen decided to run for City Council for the first time and, with the voters' confidence and support, he was successfully elected in March, 2015. As part of the campaign promise, Stephen will be donating his entire city salary for scholarships towards the Monterey Park schools for future leadership development programs. 

  • President and CEO of Lams USA Group, LLC
  • California Bureau of Real Estate Licensed Broker for over 28 years
  • Board of Directors of Chinese-American Elected Officials
  • Board of Directors of Monterey Park Lions Manor
  • Former Planning Commissioner of the City of Monterey Park
  • Former Chairman of Business District Advisory Committee of the City of Monterey Park, 3 terms
  • Former member of Blue Ribbon Finance Committee of the City of Monterey Park
  • Former President of Monterey Park Lions Club, 2 terms
  • Former Board of Directors of Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce, 2 terms
  • Honoree of “49th Assembly District Legacy Awards” by California State Assembly
  • Award winner of 49th Assembly District “Make A Difference Day” by California State Assembly
  • Fundraised over USD $20,000 for American Legion Post 397 for replacing New Roof
  • President’s Partner of East Los Angeles College Foundation
  • Members of Citizen Committee for ensuring City’s Fire Department not contracted with the County of LA
  • Alumni of California State University, Los Angeles, Business Administration in International. Business
  • Alumni of Abraham Lincoln University, School of Law, Juris Doctorate Program
  • Fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin
  • Married to Jenny with 3 children

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