The Honorable John A. Mirisch was elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2009 and 2013. He is currently serving as mayor. In 2012, he served as vice mayor.
A fourth generation Beverly Hills resident, Mayor Mirisch lived abroad for a number of years, working as a film executive in marketing and distribution, before returning to his hometown.
Most recently Mayor Mirisch worked as an executive at Paramount Pictures, one of the world’s leading film companies, where he ran the International theatrical sales department. Prior to that, he oversaw international distribution for IMAX, the world’s most well-known premium movie-going experience. In addition, he worked with United International Pictures as the Managing Director of its Swedish and Austrian offices. While in Europe, Mayor Mirisch was selected to serve on the boards of the Austrian and Swedish Film Distributors' Associations, as well as the Swedish Academy Awards Selection Committee.
Upon being elected mayor, Mayor Mirisch formed the Sunshine Task Force, aimed at making Beverly Hills into a model for local governmental transparency and public participation. He also was the force behind the City’s Cultural Heritage Commission, which was created last year to honor the City’s rich history and architectural legacy.
Mayor Mirisch, a dual Swedish-American citizen, is the first Swedish national to serve as mayor of Beverly Hills.