Ontario’s Mayor and City Council on Tuesday night unanimously appointed Alan D. Wapner to serve as Mayor pro Tem, for a two-year term, through 2022.
Wapner is a long-time Ontario City Council member and President of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners. He is Past President of the Southern California Association of Governments, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and the San Bernardino Council of Governments, and is Past Chair of the Omnitrans board of directors.
Wapner recently received a Presidential appointment to become Chairman of the National League of Cities (NLC) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy Committee. As Chair of this committee, Wapner also was elected to NLC board of directors by NLC’s membership.
“I look forward to continuing my work with our Mayor and Council team as we further Ontario’s role a premier city, innovation hub and economic and opportunity driver for Southern California,” Wapner said. “As challenging as 2020 has been for everyone, the years ahead offer tremendous promise for our residents, businesses and stakeholders.”
Wapner has been a resident of Ontario for more than 40 years. He graduated from the University of Southern California, where he received his bachelor of arts degree. He received his Law Degree from Whittier College School of Law. He is a retired police sergeant of the City of Ontario.
Wapner played a central role in the return of Ontario International Airport (ONT) to local control in 2016, and has served as President of the Airport Authority since then. For three years running, ONT has been named the fastest-growing airport in the United States, and is one of the largest cargo airports in the world.