Councilmember - Polly Low

Polly Low

The goals for Ms. Low are to instill City policies that promote economic growth and encourage a more progressive community that is up to date in development and technology. She aims to provide a cleaner and safer community for residents by focusing on the removal of graffiti, providing more safety patrols, and enhancing the visual appeal of the City. Since she has been in office, many improvements have been put in place and many residents are pleased to see the positive changes in the City. Some of the improvements in the City include construction of a first class Aquatic Center and a water play park to replace antiquated and malfunctioned swimming pools. She also promotes governmental transparency as shown through her efforts in her early years of office to initiate a city website and stream city council meetings online.

As a Rosemead resident for over 30 years, Mrs. Low became active in the community in early 2005. In 2005, former Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero honored her as the Woman of the Year for her involvement and willingness to step up and fight for her neighbors. She received an award from former Congresswoman Hilda Solis in 2007 in recognition of her commitment to the advancement and advocacy for women. In 2014, Mrs. Low also received the Women of Distinction Award from Congresswoman Judy Chu for her dedication, compassion, and selfless commitment to the community.

Polly Low served as the President of the Chinese Elected Officials (CEO) from 2013-2015. She is also involved League of California Cities by serving as one of the Board of Directors in 2016, and served as the President of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus in 2015-2016. At the national level, Mrs. Low is now serving as the President of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) of National League of Cities. She was recently appointed by State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to serve as a Commissioner on the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Affairs.

Mrs. Low received her Bachelor's Degree in Math/Computer Science from UCLA and her Master's degree from Loyola Marymount University. She has worked in the aerospace industry for over 30 years and is currently employed by Raytheon as a Software Engineering Manager. She has been married to her husband Ving for over 25 years. They are proud parents of three children, Kevin, Matthew, and Kristi.

You can contact her by sending her an e-mail at plow@cityofrosemead.org.