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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:
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. Council member Lam was installed as Mayor Pro Tem in March 2017, and will be installed as Mayor in December 2017.