Kurt Weideman was appointed to the Torrance City Council in July, 2013. He currently serves as the chair of the Transportation Committee and is a member of the Citizen Development and Enrichment Committee, the Strategic Plan Committee, and the Armed Forces Day Committee. He also serves as a member of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) and the Independent Cities Association.
Prior to his appointment to the City Council, Kurt Weideman served on the Torrance Planning Commission from 2006 through 2013. He was appointed by the City Council to serve as the Torrance business community representative on the Carson/Lomita/Torrance Work Force Investment Board (1996 through 2006). Kurt was appointed by the El Camino College Board of Trustees to serve as the first chairman of the ECC Measure E Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.
Kurt's contributions to the community include active involvement in such civic organizations as the Torrance Historical Society (3 terms as President), the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Foundation (2 terms as President), the Torrance Public Library Foundation, and the North Torrance Homeowners Association.
In 2006, after a 26 year career, Kurt retired as a Vice President and General Manager of Lisi (Hi-Shear), a local aerospace firm.
Kurt is married to Sue Golden and they have four children and five grandchildren.