Photo of Mayor Pro Tem Steve JonesSteve Jones was appointed as a City Council Member in April 2007, and elected in November 2008. Prior to joining the City Council, he served as a Garden Grove Planning Commissioner from 1999 to 2007, serving as Chair for three terms, and Vice Chair for two.

In 1986, Mayor Pro Tem Jones graduated from Rancho Alamitos High School in Garden Grove. He continued his studies abroad by attending Kings College, Cambridge University, England in 1988. He received both his BS and MBA in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1992 and 2002, respectively. He also holds a dual major in Finance and Real Estate.

Mayor Pro Tem Jones has been a board member for Acacia Adult Day Services since 2005, and a Garden Grove Community Foundation board member since 2007. He has also been an active member of the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years. He is currently President of Olympia Holdings Corporation.

Born and raised in Garden Grove, Mayor Pro Tem Jones and his wife, Manivone, and sons, Jaden and Ashton, enjoy owning their home in Garden Grove.

Community Goal
To remain open and accessible to the public and play a unifying role among fellow Council members and other community leaders in order to facilitate consensus on what actions should be implemented to keep Garden Grove a great place to live and work.

President, Olympia Holdings Corporation

B.S. - University of Southern California
MBA – University of Southern California

Community Service
Planning Commission, 1999-2007
Acacia Adult Day Services Board
Garden Grove Community Foundation Board                                                                                  Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce 

Garden Grove, California

Garden Grove Resident
Since 1968

Time in Office
Appointed to City Council in 2007
Elected to City Council in 2008

City Hall Phone
(714) 741-5104

stevej @

Updated February 2011

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