After officially declaring the results of the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election at its regular December 6 meeting, Diamond Bar City Council held its annual reorganization.
At this reorganization, re-elected Council Members Steve Tye and Andrew Chou, and newly-elected Council Member Chia Yu Teng were sworn into office.
Tye, former at-large council member, was re-elected by District 1 voters. He was first elected to the Diamond Bar City Council in November 2005, and has since been re-elected four times. Prior to joining the Council, Tye was appointed to the Planning Commission four times, serving from 1997-2005, and served on the Parks and Recreation Commission from 1994-1997.
Chou, former at-large council member, was re-elected by District 3 voters. He was first elected to the Diamond Bar City Council in November 2018. Previous to that, he served on the City’s Parks and Recreation Commission.
Teng is newly elected to the Diamond Bar City Council by District 4 voters. He and his wife, Theresa, have lived in Diamond Bar for the past 13 years where they have raised their two children and been active volunteers and supporters of health and education-related causes.
Teng has a doctoral degree in chemistry from Cornell University as well as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami. He has practiced medicine for more than 30 years, and has a clinic in neighboring City of Industry.
Following the swearing-in ceremonies, the newly-elected and re-elected council members joined at-large Council colleagues, Ruth M. Low and Stan Liu, for the selection of mayor and mayor pro tem. The City Council unanimously voted to appoint Andrew Chou as mayor and Stan Liu as mayor pro tem. Both will hold these leadership roles for the next 12 months.
The mayor presides over City Council meetings, represents the City as the ceremonial head of Diamond Bar City government, and signs all ordinances, resolutions, and contracts approved by the City Council. In the absence of the mayor, the mayor pro tem acts in their place.
Also at this reorganization meeting, the City Council, local elected officials, and various community organizations recognized and thanked retired Council Member Nancy A. Lyons for her service.
Lyons decided not to run for re-election in the November 8 election. She was first elected to the City Council in November 2013, and re-elected in November 2018.
Prior to joining Council, Lyons served two four-year terms on the Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees, including one term as president. Previous to that, she was an appointed member of the City’s Parks and Recreation Commission.