Cliff Numark was elected to the Torrance City Council on June 3, 2008. He currently serves as chair of the Strategic Plan Committee, the voting delegate to the South Bay Economic Development Partnership (SBEDP), and the alternate voting delegate to the League of California Cities (LA County Division) and the Sanitation District of LA County. He also serves as the second alternate voting delegate to the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG). In addition, he serves as a member of the Transportation Committee, the Finance and Governmental Operations Committee, and the Naming of Public Facilities Committee.
Prior to his election to the City Council, he served as a City Commissioner for the Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Services Commission, and Cable Television Advisory Board. He also served as the Director of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce's 2008 Leadership Torrance program, secretary of the Madrona Marsh Foundation and vice-president for the Torrance Symphony and Torrance Historical Society.
He currently works as a director for the American Red Cross Blood Services in Southern California, where he is responsible for recruiting nearly 400,000 volunteers to give blood products annually. He holds a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in Chemistry and Public Policy from Pomona College, a Master of Science in Energy & Environment from the University of Sussex in England, a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley.
Cliff Numark is married to his wife Diane Korman, a Torrance native.