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Mayor L. Dennis Michael is a life-long resident of Rancho Cucamonga. He is married to Dr. Regina Holt-Michael, a retired Chiropractor. Dennis is the father of two children, five lovely grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
is a life-long resident of Rancho Cucamonga. He is married to Dr. Regina Holt-Michael, a retired Chiropractor. Dennis is the father of two children, five lovely grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Dennis received his education in Rancho Cucamonga including attending Chaffey College. He began his career as a firefighter with Rancho Cucamonga Fire District in April 1976; promoting through the ranks to Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Division Chief. He was appointed Fire Chief in 1984, and he held that position for nineteen years until his official retirement on December 29, 2003.
During his career, Dennis led the development of the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District, as well as guided the organization through the growth and development of a small town into a city of 177,000 residents.
Dennis Michael has extensive experience through his professional career in numerous organizations and community charities, including: the State Board of Fire Services, the California Fire Chiefs Association, Past Chairman of the San Bernardino County Emergency Medical Care Committee, the West End Communications Authority, the Fire District Association of California, the San Bernardino County Fire Chiefs Association, the Rancho Cucamonga Family YMCA, the Boy Scouts, the Rancho Cucamonga Rotary Club, and the Burn Institute - Inland Empire, which Chief Michael was instrumental in forming.
Dennis currently serves as Past President on the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) Board of Directors, as well as being a member of SBCTA's Metro Valley and Commuter Rail/Transit Committees. He is the City's Delegate to Southern California Association of Government's (SCAG) Regional Council representing cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, and Montclair and is a member of their Transportation Policy Committee. Dennis also serves on the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's (IEEP) Board of Directors.