Mayor Pro Tem Michael S. Naggar

Council Member Mike Naggar began his public career in 1997 by serving on the City’s Planning Commission.  He was first elected to the City Council in 1999 and was appointed to serve as Temecula’s Mayor in 2004, 2008 and 2013, and 2016.  He is currently serving his 5th term in office.  

Over the years, Mike Naggar has demonstrated his passion for putting the health and wellness of families first.  In 2007, he formed a Regional Medical Facility Task Force to address the need for a regional review of medical facilities in Southwest Riverside County. This Regional Medical Facility Task Force was a significant impetus for the construction of Temecula’s first hospital, Temecula Valley Hospital, which opened in October 2013.

As a father of an 12 year old son with autism, he is a strong advocate for the special needs community.  In 2010, he formed the Regional Autism Task Force to partner with Riverside County and local cities to address the needs and create programs for a rapidly growing special needs population. In 2012, he was appointed to the Inland Regional Center Board of Trustees, a nonprofit, private community-based agency that provides support for more than 25,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.  In recognition of Mike Naggar’s compassion and dedication to the special needs community, he was selected to receive the 2012 Champion of the Community Award from the California Parks & Recreation Society for his efforts to raise awareness and provide City-sponsored inclusion programs and activities. 

In 2013, Mike Naggar formed a Youth, Family and Health Regional Task Force to raise awareness, seek solutions and provide countywide resources for families faced with difficulties including mental health, bullying, domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol.  

In 2016, he formed the Regional Cancer Services Task Force which includes four cities, the County, several hospitals, nonprofits, and healthcare professionals to investigate ways to bring more specialized cancer-related medical services to our region.  

Council Member Naggar also serves on multiple Council Committees that address the City’s needs for higher education, public safety recognition, trails & open space, and supportive housing.

Mike Naggar is the owner of Mike Naggar & Associates and has over thirty years’ experience in real estate management and development.  In addition, he has over ten years’ experience in municipal public safety.  Mike Naggar and his wife, Mylah, have been married for 27 years.  They are proud parents of their 12 year old son, Liam, and their 25 year old daughter, Sienna, who is a graduate of Cal Baptist University and newly married to their son-in-law, Harrison.  Mike has enjoyed his years working with children as a youth soccer and basketball coach.  In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, biking, hiking, flying airplanes, and family activities. 

Public & Community Service:

Mayor:  2004, 2008, 2013, 2016
Mayor Pro Tem:  2003, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2018
Temecula City Council Terms:  1999-2003; 2003-2008; 2008-2012; 2012-2016, 2016-2020
Commissioner:  Temecula Planning Commission (1997-1999)

City Council Assignments:  

Planning Commission Council Liaison
Old Town Steering Committee
Finance Committee
Murrieta/Temecula Committee
Youth, Family & Health Regional Task Force
Regional Cancer Center Treatment Task Force
Pechanga Tribal Council Representative
Altair Property Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Community Service Funding Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Diaz Property Ad Hoc Subcommittee
French Valley Parkway Interchange Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Higher Education Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Hospital Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Infill Land Use & Project Review Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Marijuana Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Murrieta Creek Project Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Old Town Civic Center Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Public Safety Recognition Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Supportive Housing/Services Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Temecula Creek Inn Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Trails/Open Space Ad Hoc Subcommittee
Winchester Hills Ad Hoc Subcommittee


California Republican Assembly, Treasurer
General Plan Update Committee Member (Traffic Element)
Inland Regional Center, Past Board of Trustees Member
League of California Cities: Past Member, Policy Committee on Housing & Economic Development 
Riverside County Transportation Commission Board Member (2015-present)
Temecula Valley Unified School District Safe Schools Committee Member
Vail Elementary School Site Council Member
Western Riverside Council of Governments Executive Committee & Zone Committee Member
Western Riverside Council of Governments Admin. & Finance Committee
Youth Soccer and Basketball Coach


Named 2012 Champion of the Community by the California Park & Recreation Society

Key Objectives:

Improve traffic flow within the City
Manage growth
Foster a supportive relationship between the City and School District
Keep taxes low
Increase services for children and seniors
Attract clean industry & local jobs
Encourage pro-active law enforcement
Advocate for the Special Needs Community

Occupation & Education:

30+ years in Real Estate Management & Development
Owner of Mike Naggar & Associates, Inc.
10+ years in Municipal Public Safety


Married, two children
Hobbies:  Swimming, biking, hiking, family activities