Councilmember Juan Carrillo
Juan Carrillo was elected for his second term on the Palmdale City Council on November 6, 2018. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from February 2018 to January 2019. He was born and raised in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico and migrated to the United States at the age of 15. Carrillo lived in East Los Angeles and attended the ESL program at Garfield High School.
Carrillo obtained his GED certificate and High School Diploma through adult school programs at Abraham Lincoln High School in Boyle Heights. While working full time and raising a family, he obtained his Associate in Science Degree in Architecture from College of the Desert in 2001. He attended California State Polytechnic University Pomona and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning in 2007. On December of 2012, he earned a Master Degree in Public Administration with an option in Urban Studies and Planning from California State University Northridge.
Carrillo has over 15 years of city planning experience, ten of which he gained working for the City of Palmdale as an Assistant Planner from 2005 to 2015. He is an active member of the American Planning Association (APA).
City Council Representation
Carrillo serves as an alternate on the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, Audit Committee and North County Transportation Coalition. He is a director on the Palmdale Recycled Water Authority board, a delegate for the United States/Mexico Sister Cities Association, League of California Cities’ Presidential Appointee to the Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee, and a delegate member of the Southern California Association of Governments Regional Council, Community, Economic and Human Development Committee, and Aviation Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC).
Carrillo has been a resident of Palmdale’s east side since 2006. His wife Vanessa holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, and his daughter Nathalie obtained a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona in urban and regional planning in 2019. His son Giovanni attends Pete Knight High School, and his six-year-old twin boys, Wyatt and Sage, attend Golden Poppy Elementary School.