Diamond Bar City Council Picks Herrera for Mayor, Tye for Mayor Pro Tem

Diamond Bar Mayor Carol Herrera and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Tye
Diamond Bar Mayor Carol Herrera and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Tye
Diamond Bar has a new mayor and mayor pro tem.

The Diamond Bar City Council Tuesday night did its annual reorganization following the swearing in of new member Nancy Lyons and incumbent Steve Tye. Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang, who also was re-elected Nov. 5, was absent.

The council approved the nomination of Carol Herrera as mayor.  Herrera was first elected to the council in 1995. She previously served as mayor in 2010, 2006, 2004, and 1998, according to her biography on the city's website.

Herrera, the first Latina mayor in Diamond Bar history, is serving her fifth term on the council.  She has been a resident of Diamond Bar since 1966 and with husband Art, has three children and nine grandchildren.

Tye was elected to the council for the first time in 2005.  He was re-elected in 2009 and on Nov. 5. He served as mayor in 2007 and 2011, according to his biography.

Prior to being elected to council, he served on the Diamond Bar Planning and Parks and Recreation commissions.

Tye and his wife Patricia moved to the city in 1982 and raised three children, Kelly, Matthew, and Jeffrey.

The council presented outgoing mayor Jack Tanaka with a ceremonial gavel.


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