Mayor John A. Mirisch
The Honorable John A. Mirisch was elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2009 and 2013. He is currently serving as mayor.
A fourth generation Beverly Hills resident, Councilmember Mirisch lived abroad for a number of years, working as a film executive in marketing and distribution, before returning to his hometown. In 2013, he served his first term as mayor and in 2015 was vice mayor.
Most recently Mr. Mirisch worked as an executive at Paramount Pictures, one of the world’s leading film companies, where he ran the International theatrical sales department. Prior to that, he oversaw international distribution for IMAX, the world’s most well-known premium movie-going experience. In addition, he worked with United International Pictures as the Managing Director of its Swedish and Austrian offices. While in Europe, he was selected to serve on the boards of the Austrian and Swedish Film Distributors' Associations, as well as the Swedish Academy Awards Selection Committee.
During his first term as mayor, he formed the Sunshine Task Force, aimed at making Beverly Hills into a model for local governmental transparency and public participation. He also was the force behind the City’s Cultural Heritage Commission, which was created last year to honor the City’s rich history and architectural legacy.
Councilmember Mirisch attended Hawthorne Elementary and Beverly Hills High School. There he followed in a tradition started by his mother Wendy Goldberg, who attended public school in Beverly Hills, as did his brother Richard Mirisch and his sister Amanda Goldberg. He also graduated magna cum laude from Yale University. He has a son Vin, who attends Horace Mann in Beverly Hills and who enjoys playing baseball and hiking Franklin Canyon with his father. In addition to being a film enthusiast, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Together with his brother Richard, he has three fantasy baseball championships to his credit, having won the Showbiz Baseball league in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Councilmember Mirisch and his son Vin are both proud members of the Geelong Football Club of the Australian Football League.
Mr. Mirisch, a dual Swedish-American citizen, is the first Swedish national to serve as mayor of Beverly Hills.