Mayor Pro Tem Ruth M. Low
Ruth Low was first elected to the Diamond Bar City Council in 2015. She is currently serving her second term as mayor pro tem and served her first term as mayor in 2018.
Ms. Low was a member of the City’s Planning Commission from 2013 through 2015, and from 2003 through 2005. She held the position of chairman in 2015 and vice-chairman in 2005.
Prior to that, Ms. Low served on the City’s Parks and Recreation Commission from 2005 through 2009, and served as its chair and vice-chair.
Ms. Low is a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. She regularly appears in the Los Angeles County Superior Court and the California Court of Appeals representing the People of the State of California.
She has prosecuted serious and violent crimes such as murder, vehicular manslaughter, robbery, home invasion robbery, burglary, rape, and child sexual abuse.
As a member of the Special Prosecution Bureau, she has successfully prosecuted multi-defendant cyber-crimes involving losses in excess of $1M, large-scale financial fraud cases, major health care frauds, and crimes involving controlled substances and firearms.
In 2011, she was recognized as Outstanding Prosecutor by the FBI for successfully prosecuting complex cases involving state and federal laws.
Ms. Low and her family have lived in Diamond Bar since 1995. She and her husband, Rick Rogers, are active in community activities, most notably co-chairing the Annual Wine Soirée and Benefit Auction. They have been members of the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library for 16 years; Ms. Low served as its President from 2013-2014.
Current Board, Commission, and Committee Appointments
- California Contract Cities Association
- Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 21 (alternate)
- Los Angeles County City Selection Committee (alternate)
- League of California Cities - Los Angeles County Division (alternate)
- San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (alternate)
- Southern California Association of Governments (alternate)
City Council Sub-Committee Member
- City Audit Committee
- City Council Goals/City Manager Evaluation
- City Council Handbook Review
- City Fees Study
- Neighborhood Improvement
- Public Safety
Local Organization Liaison