Mayor Robert Gonzales is serving his second term on the San Fernando City Council (March 2013- March 2017), first elected in November 2012 and again in March 2013, where he ran unopposed.
Robert attended local schools, graduating from Santa Rosa Catholic School. After Santa Rosa, he attended Sylmar High School where he was a student-athlete as a baseball player. Robert was the recipient of the Sylmar Baseball Alumni Scholarship. While attending Sylmar High School and Mission College, he showed his dedication and passion for the community as a volunteer and employee for the City of San Fernando as a coach for the baseball, basketball, soccer, football, and swim team programs; additionally, he served as a tutor and lifeguard.
Robert was the first in his family to attend and successfully complete college. He attended Los Angeles Mission College and received his Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and transferred to California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA), where he was on the Dean’s List, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. While attending CSULA Robert co-founded and served as Vice President of the Criminal Justice Club. Furthering his education, Robert received his Master of Science in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne, College of Business and Public Management.
In addition to dedicating his time to the San Fernando City Council, Robert represents San Fernando while serving with other agencies.
Mayor Robert Gonzales represents San Fernando as the President Elect of Independent Cities Association and is in line to become the first president from the City of San Fernando.
Mayor Gonzales is serving his second term on the Los Angeles County Library Commission, which is the third largest library system in the nation (elected unanimously)
Mayor Gonzales is a member of the Board of Directors for the Valley Economic Alliance.
Mayor Gonzales also serves as a member of the Cesar Chavez Commemorative Committee of the San Fernando Valley.