In November 2015, Highland Mayor Pro Tem Larry McCallon was elected by the 16 cities of San Bernardino County that lie within the South Coast Air Basin to represent them on the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
McCallon was elected to the Highland City Council in November. He is a Past President of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and represents the City of Highland and the City of San Bernardino on its Regional Council. He is a City Member on San Bernardino County’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). He is also Past President of the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). He is Past Chair of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Board where he represents SANBAG. He also represents SANBAG, as the Vice Chair, on the Mobile Source Reduction Review Committee at the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
He is a past President of the League of California Cities Inland Empire Division and has received its James Thalman Memorial Public Service Award. He is also Past President of the League’s Mayor and Council Members Department, serves on the League’s Admin Services Policy Committee, and is a graduate of the League’s Mayors and Council Members Leadership in Action Program. He has been awarded a Leadership Fellow Certificate of Achievement in the National League of Cities (NLC) Leadership program and is a graduate of the SCAG Regional Leadership Academy at USC. He received a Good Government Award from the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California for his leadership, while SCAG President, in the noteworthy development of a Southern California Economic Recovery & Job Creation Strategy.
In 2005, the County Board of Supervisors appointed him to the San Bernardino County Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee where he currently serves as the Chair. Prior to his position on the Council, McCallon was a City of Highland Planning Commissioner, a member of the City’s Community Trails Committee, and served two terms as President of the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce.
McCallon served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and was awarded the Bronze Star medal during the Vietnam War. McCallon is a retired local businessman with 18 years’ experience as President and CEO of McFAM Corporation dba McCLEANERS. Prior to retirement, he also directed multi-million dollar development, production, and maintenance programs at the Northrop Grumman Corporation for the navigation systems (star trackers) on the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the SR-71 Blackbird, and the U-2 aircraft. He received the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce’s Presidents Award in 1998, Business of the Year Award in 1999, and Member of the Year Award in 2000. He also received the 1999 Small Business Recognition Award from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
In addition to his civic duties, McCallon is a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Highland and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church’s Global Outreach activities both locally and around the world. From 2000 to 2006, he was on the Board of Directors of the Arrowhead United Way, and served on their Planning and Allocation Committee.
McCallon received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Aeronautical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics from The University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Michigan Gamma Chapter. He is married and has four children, eight grandchildren, and one great grandson.