Bob Frutos, Mayor
Bob Frutos, Mayor
Bob Frutos was elected to the Burbank City Council in May 2013. Bob loves Burbank and enjoys serving his community.
He currently serves as Council Liaison to the Burbank Airport Ad Hoc Committee, Audit Committee, Public Information Office Advisory Committee, Racial Equity and Diversity Subcommittee, Board of Library Trustees, Infrastructure Oversight Board, Burbank Police Commission, Sustainable Burbank Commission and Burbank Board of Realtors.
Additionally, Bob is a member of the Fiscal & Treasurer’s Review Group, Disaster Council and the League of California Cities L.A. Division.
In 2003, prior to his election to the Burbank City Council, Bob was appointed to the Burbank Police Commission and served as its Chairman for three years. He served as a member of the Burbank Charter Review Committee and sub-committee. Bob also served for over five years on the Board of Directors of the Kids Community Dental Clinic until being elected to Council in 2013. He enjoyed being a member of the Burbank Noon Rotary in 2015-2018.
Bob’s creative and innovative leadership style has generated new ideas which resulted in several Burbank community events generating overwhelming community participation:
As Vice Mayor, in 2014, he suggested hosting the city’s first-ever “Rock-a-Hula” pool party for older adults. This became an annual event until COVID-19.
Then Vice Mayor Frutos, proposed the City of Burbank participate as a Host Town to the Athletes of the Special Olympics World Games. Subsequently Bob was named Mayor in July 2015 and he had the honor of welcoming the Special Olympics delegations from Zimbabwe and Botswana. As a result, Burbank participated in a World-Wide Event.
In 2015, then Mayor Frutos encouraged the Burbank City Council to host the first ever Open House to reach out to the community. Open House was a well-attended annual event until Covid-19. Bob continues to encourage residents to get involved in local government.
Bob was honored to have pitched a creative idea to the professional and talented staff in the Burbank Public Information Office. Bob wanted to showcase Warner Bros. and interact with a cartoon character during the video for the State of the City. Then-Mayor Frutos’ 2015 Burbank State of the City: “Drawing Power of Burbank” video was nominated and won an Emmy Award in the “Information Segment” category.
Bob was committed to community service at a very early age. Growing up he was an active member of the Boy Scouts and the Police Explorer program that molded his professional career. During his 28 years of public service in Law Enforcement, he learned the value of working with residents, businesses and neighborhoods in a collaborative effort to find solutions to complex community issues. Bob enjoys working as a Reserve Police Officer.
He is committed to working tirelessly to meet the needs of our Burbank community.
Bob has been a resident of Burbank for 29 years. He is married to Laura and they love their two dogs, Cider and Katarina.
“I will ensure that our city is responsive to the concerns of our community members and that Burbank continues to be the community we love to call home.”
- Bob Frutos