Mike Griffiths was appointed to the City Council on August 12, 2014 to replace Mayor Patrick Furey, who left an open Council seat when he won the June 3, 2014, mayoral election. He was then elected to the Council in the June 7, 2016 election.
Mike Griffiths currently serves as the chair of the Citizen Development and Enrichment Committee. He is also chair of the Ad-hoc Web Redesign Committee. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Community Planning and Design Committee and the Employee Relations and Public Safety Committee. He is the City Council liaison to the Torrance Sister City Association, as well as the alternate to the Special Sanding Federal Legislative Advocacy and State Legislative Advocacy Committees.
Previously, he served as chair of the Community Planning and Design Committee.
Prior to his Council appointment, Mike served as a member of the Planning Commission, and prior to that, spent 8 years on the Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission, three years as chair.
His involvement in the community includes volunteering with the Torrance-South Bay YMCA since 1996 and continues today as a member of the Board of Managers. His work with the YMCA includes raising funds to support local services that include senior meals, childcare, health and fitness, swimming lessons and summer camps for kids, as well as many other programs.
Mike also serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Torrance Salvation Army. He also has volunteered in several capacities over the years with Torrance schools, and is currently active volunteering as needed with the Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN).
Mike Griffiths, a Torrance resident for more than 32 years, has two grown sons that both graduated from the Torrance school system. An entrepreneur, he founded his own computer systems and networking business, growing it successfully, and selling it 15 years later.