For 40 years, I’ve worked to improve the quality of life in Hermosa Beach. I’ve led the way on controlling development, maintaining Hermosa’s unique character, protecting our environment and helping make streets safer for residents and bicycles.
As a Sierra Club leader, I’ve helped stop an oversized hotel in Hermosa, kept Storm Drain pollution off beaches, extended the Bike Path and saved our Greenbelt from construction projects and being paved over for bike paths.
Professionally, I have experience working on large budgets. This qualifies me to meet the needs of residents during this challenging economy. And, I’m committed to full transparency!
My experience serving on the Chamber of Commerce, City Commissions, Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Team, and other organizations, has prepared me to work on wide range of complex issues.
Dean Francois for Hermosa Beach City Council
"I have known Dean Francois for years. I’ll tell you this, Dean knows how local government works and how to get things done. He has championed many environmental issues over the years that have benefited Hermosa as well as the entire South Bay. Most importantly, he is a straight shooter and an independent thinker. You always know where you stand with Dean and he will always listen and respond to residents. Can’t ask for more than that."
Jeff Duclos, Hermosa Beach Mayor & Councilmember (frm.)
Upper Pier Action Committee – Advocated in the renovation of Upper Pier Ave.
Long-time Disaster Volunteer with the American Red Cross
CERT – Community Emergency Response Team member
Hermosa Beach Sister City Association
Mediator with Dispute Resolution Services (South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution), Hermosa Beach.
Hermosa Beach Historical Society
Redondo Beach Historical Society board member, former President
Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce
Redondo Beach Traffic, Public Works, & Preservation Commissions, serving repeated terms as Chair
Sierra Club – elected Board Member, Palos Verdes/South Bay Group Executive Management Committee
Long-time volunteer for Heal the Bay
Charity work for “Cheer for Children”
Santa Monica Baykeeper/LAWaterkeeper – Storm Water Monitor & Educator.
South Bay Parkland Conservancy
Concord Coalition "putting the National Debt on a sustainable course", Founding member & South Bay Coordinator
South Bay Bicycle Coalition
Volunteer Adaptive Ski Instructor with "Unrecables Program"
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“Dean knows Hermosa. He’s been involved in our community for four decades and has worked to make Hermosa Beach a better place to live."
Earl Feys, Hermosa Community Leader