City Clerk Gene Glasco
Gene Glasco is a native Californian and sixty-seven-year resident of Arcadia. He is serving his third term as the City of Arcadia’s elected City Clerk. Gene attended Highland Oaks Elementary school, First Avenue Junior High School, and is a graduate of Arcadia High School where he lettered in Football and played second chair trombone in the award-winning AHS Marching Band. Gene is Arcadia’s first elected City Clerk that is a graduate of Arcadia High School.
Gene served six years in the United States Navy. He spent fourteen months in Vietnam as a Radioman in support of US Navy riverboat activities in the Mekong Delta. Gene is an Honor Role graduate of Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. He majored in Public Relations and Asian American History at San Jose State University. After thirty years in the foodservice industry, Gene retired from Glasco and Associates, Inc. He has been practicing real estate for 15 years and is currently affiliated with a prominent Arcadia real estate broker.
Gene has been a volunteer in various capacities for the City of Arcadia and community at large. He was a two-term Commissioner and Chairman of the Arcadia Senior Citizens Commission. He served four years as President of the Arcadia Historical Society and was Vice President of the Arcadia Highlands Home Owners Association. He was recognized as “Community Activist of the Year” at Congresswoman Judy Chu’s 7th Annual Congressional Leadership Awards in July 2017, and has assisted her office in nominating several candidates to the United States military academies. Gene is the 2017 recipient of California State Assembly member Ed Chau’s “Make A Difference” award in recognition of his outstanding service to community members of the 49th Assembly District. Gene was named 2017-2018 Citizen of the Year by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce awarded him their 2017 Military Service & Stewardship for dedicated assistance to Veterans and their causes.
Besides English, Gene speaks (and writes) Tagalog. He is a member of the Arcadia Elks Lodge, where his father was a charter member decades before him. He is President of the West Coast Chapter of Gamewardens of Vietnam-America’s oldest, continuously operating Vietnam veteran’s organization, Director and founding member of the Vietnam Unit Memorial Foundation, Coronado, CA., Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans, Member-American Legion Los Angeles Chinatown Post 628, and Life Member-Arcadia/Monrovia Post 2070 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Gene is the Founder of the Arcadia Vietnam War Monument that was dedicated May 28, 2016 in the Arcadia County Park.
Gene considers it an honor and privilege to represent and serve his fellow citizens of Arcadia.
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