Councilmember 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 a 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. 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 Committee. Councilmember Kalmick has also served as a Reserve Firefighter/EMT with the Orange County Fire Authority, Vice-Chair of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Citizens Advisory Committee, and a Board Member of Algalita Marine Research and Education. He is currently the President of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust.
As a member of the City Council, he is focused on protecting and rebuilding our economy through the impacts of COVID-19, expanding housing options, promoting the equal rights of minority groups and addressing the growing homelessness challenges in the city through a compassionate and results-driven approach.
Councilmember Kalmick has served on various boards and commissions including the Orange County Power Authority, Orange County Sanitation District, the Orange County Emergency Medical Services Committee and as a member of the Energy and Environmental as well as the Emerging Technology Policy Committees of the Southern California Associations of Governments (SCAG) representing the Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG).
Councilmember Kalmick lives in Northeast of Huntington Beach with his wife, their daughter and new son.