BEVERLY HILLS—On Tuesday, March 24, the new mayor and vice mayor of Beverly Hills were acknowledged during a ceremony at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Julian Gold, M.D. became the 90th Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills and John Mirisch was sworn in as Vice Mayor.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theatre was provided to the City of BH free of charge. Other members of the City Council include William W. Brien, M.D., Nancy H. Krasne, and Lili Bosse who just ended her term as mayor. City Council members are elected at large for a four-year term and a new mayor and vice mayor are selected each year by a vote from all councilmembers.

The mayor is the Presiding Officer and acts as Chair at all of the City Council meetings that are held. They also speak on behalf of the City Council and preside as the City’s ceremonial representative during public events.

Mayor Gold was elected to the City Council in 2011 and 2015 and previously served as Vice Mayor in 2014. He also served on the Recreation and Parks Commission and the Traffic and Parking Commission, where he was chairperson.

Gold is a graduate of Team Beverly Hills class of 2002. According to a press release from Therese Kosterman, Public Information Manager of the City of Beverly Hills, Gold is from New York and graduated from NYU School of Medicine. He has been a board certified anesthesiologist for 30 years, and is Co-Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai and Co-Managing Partner of General Anesthesia Specialists Partnership Medical Group.

He is a Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the UCLA School of Medicine and USC Keck School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cedars Sinai-Medical Center. Gold is a supporter of local youth sports and was a Board Member of the Beverly Hills Little League and has coached Little League and AYSO.