Council Member Dan Kalmick was overwhelmingly elected to the Huntington Beach City Council in November 2020. His passion for public service and community involvement dates back to his childhood when he opened his first business at the age of 11 to help neighbors in his community fix their computers. After completing his degree at UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, he returned to Orange County and continued his passion for technology by starting his own small business to provide IT consulting to small businesses and non-profits in the Southern California region.
As a native of Orange County, Dan grew up in Seal Beach and attended Los Alamitos High School where he played freshman football, ran cross country and pole vaulted. Prior to being elected to the City Council, Dan served for 8 years on the Planning Commission where he voted to protect open space, worked on housing policy, developed pro-business zoning and initiated a Smart Cities/Broadband Ad Committee. Council Member Kalmick has also served as a Reserve Firefighter/EMT with the Orange County Fire Authority, Executive Board Member of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, Vice-Chair of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Citizens Advisory Committee, Board Member of Algalita Marine Research and Education, Huntington Beach Tomorrow, and the Huntington Beach Public Art Alliance.
As a member of the City Council, he is focused on protecting and rebuilding our economy through the impacts of COVID-19, implementing a smart city plan which will include robust high speed internet throughout Huntington Beach, and addressing the growing homelessness challenges in the city through a compassionate and results-driven approach. Council Member Kalmick lives in Northeast of Huntington Beach with his wife and their daughter.