Elected: April 2016
Term Expires: April 2020
Gene Glasco is a native Californian, born in Los Angeles. In 1954 Gene’s parents bought a home in the Arcadia “Highlands.” Gene still lives in the same mid-century ranch style home his family moved in to sixty-two years ago. He attended Highland Oaks Elementary school, First Avenue Junior High School, and is a graduate of Arcadia High School where he lettered in JV football and played trombone in the award winning AHS Marching Band. Interestingly, Gene is the first elected Arcadia City Clerk that is a graduate of Arcadia High School.
Gene served six years in the United States Navy. He spent fourteen months in-country Vietnam as a Radioman in support of "Brown Water Navy" patrols and interdiction on the rivers and canals in the Mekong Delta. He attended Woodbury College in downtown Los Angeles before transferring to Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo where he graduated with honors. He is an alumnus of San Jose State University where he majored in Public Relations with a minor in Asian American History. Gene owned Glasco and Associates, Inc., a foodservice sales and marketing company that serviced customers from central California to the Mexican border. After twenty years of successful operation, he sold his company to a competitor to pursue lifelong ambitions in the real estate business. Gene is a Senior Real Estate Specialist with Dilbeck Estates/Christie’s International representing sellers and buyers of residential and income properties in Arcadia and throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
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 on the Arcadia Senior Citizen Commission. He is past President of the Arcadia Historical Society and was vice president of the Arcadia Highlands Home Owners Association. As a certified instructor, he provides in-depth Refuse To Be A Victim seminars on personal and home security imparting invaluable information on safety at both inside and outside the home. He enjoys speaking foreign languages and is fluent in Tagalog. Gene's other affiliations include: Member - California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, Certified Instructor- California Department of Justice, Member- California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates. Other affiliations include: Member-Arcadia Elks Lodge, West Coast Chapter President, Gamewardens of Vietnam Past to Present Association, Director, Vietnam Unit Memorial Foundation, Coronado, CA. Member, Marines Memorial Club-San Francisco, Life Member- Disabled American Veterans, Los Angeles American Legion Post 628, Member-Arcadia/Monrovia Post 2070 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Founder of the recently dedicated Arcadia Vietnam War Monument Memorial.
Gene is proud to represent and serve the citizens of Arcadia in his second term as their duly elected City Clerk.