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About Mayor Brand

Lee Brand

Mayor Lee Brand

Lee Brand is the 25th Mayor of the City of Fresno, sworn into office on January 3, 2017.

He is the former President and co-founder of Westco Equities, Inc., a property management/construction firm which he has owned and operated for the past 29 years.  He is a licensed Real Estate Broker, a licensed General Contractor and a Certified Property Manager (C.P.M.).

Lee was born and raised in Fresno, attended local schools, graduated from Fresno State University and completed his education at USC with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Lee has served as Council President, Chairman of the Redevelopment Agency and as a Commissioner on the Fresno City Planning Commission.  During his eight years representing District 6 on the City Council, Lee has authored and successfully passed over twenty legislative initiatives which regulate fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency, in addition to such initiatives as the Water Conservation Act and the School Liaison Act.

Lee has been married to his wife Trish for 37 years and they have four children and three grandchildren:  Charity, Phillip, Tommy, Emily, Kylie, Elsie and Adelyn.

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Request a Proclamation, Letter, or Certificate

The Office of the Mayor welcomes the opportunity to recognize exceptional individuals and events within the City of Fresno through the issuance of an official proclamation. These keepsake documents may be issued in honor of civic events, to recognize noteworthy achievements, or to celebrate important dates in the life of an individual or organization..

To request a proclamation, please read the Ceremonial Document Guidelines below and then submit a Proclamation Request Form at least 30 days prior to issuance.

If a proclamation request does not meet the guidelines, other forms of recognition are available, as described in the Ceremonial Document Guidelines below.

To request a letter or certificate, please submit an Official Document Request Form at least 2 weeks prior to the date of issuance.

Invite Mayor to Your Event

To invite Mayor Brand to your event, please complete the scheduling request form available below. To request a hard copy, please call (559) 621-8000. Requests must be received in writing at least 30 days in advance of event to be considered.