About Richard

Richard P. Montgomery

"Richard has a proven track record of supporting small business and job creation, non-profits, the arts, environmental sustainability, a Master Bike Plan and our superior Public Safety departments."

Richard and his wife Diane
Beach Cities Toy Drive Kick-off
South Bay Police & Fire Fundraiser

Richard Montgomery: A History of Community Involvement

  • 32 year resident and local business owner is running for the open seat on the Manhattan Beach City Council.
  • He has an extraordinary record of leadership as a former local elected official leader, a long time community volunteer and in the private sector.
  • Member of MB CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Leadership Manhattan Beach Graduate & Former Board Member, Past President of the MB Hometown Fair Board and current Board member, 22 year member of the MB Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club Member of Manhattan Beach
  • Appointed to the El Camino Community College Foundation Board in 2007 and appointed to the ECC Bond Oversight Committee in 2008 [$191 Million Bond].
  • Chaired the successful Measure E Bond Campaign [$350 million] for El Camino Community College in 2012!!
  • Appointed to the Los Angeles County Tax Advisory Council by Supervisor Don Knabe in 2006.
  • Elected to the Salvation Army Board – South Bay Division in 2007.
  • Chairman of the Beach Cities Toy Drive in 2006- 2020! He continues to serve on the Executive Board.
  • Long time Table Sponsor for MBEF Wine Auction and Silent Auction Donor.
  • Appointed to LA County Harbor Commission by LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn in 2017
  • Appointed to the Los Angeles County Library Commission in 2009.
  • Appointed as Honorary Wing Commander to Los Angeles Air Force Base in 2010.
  • CA League of Cities Board Member 2017-2020
  • National League of Cities Board Member 2017-2020
  • Former Reserve Police Officer – in Southern California
  • CFO of Manhattan Beach Fireworks Association of over 10 years

Experience matters! Relationships matter!

"I will continue to be as careful with the city finances as I am with my own family finances!"