Tamala Takahashi, Council Member

Tamala Takahashi (she/they) is a pre-licensed LMFT and LPCC therapist specializing in teen/young adult, family, and community clinical psychology. Previously, she owned a consulting business for nonprofits and has been in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years. She is also a John Maxwell certified coach and a Distinguished Toastmaster. Tamala has lived in Burbank for 25 years with her husband Yoshi, and three college-age children, Cameron, Allison, and Max.

Tamala currently serves in the following roles:

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Energy and Environment committee member
The Valley Economic Alliance board member
Los Angeles League of CA Cities member
California League of Cities Community Services Policy Advocacy Committee
National League of Cities Human Development Policy Advocacy Committee
National League of Cities Women in Local Government 
Burbank City Council commission liaisons for: Burbank Cultural Arts Commission, Sustainable Burbank Commission, Burbank Parks and Rec Board, Burbank Senior Board

Tamala's previous involvement with local commissions, organizations, and community groups:

Leadership Burbank Class of 2022
Burbank Infrastructure Oversight Board - Chair 2022
Burbank Chamber of Commerce Board - Member 2021-2022
Burbank YMCA Board - Member - 2021-2022
Magnolia Park Merchant Association - Vice president 2019-2022
Burbank Human Relations Council - board member and social action chair 2019-2022
Burbank Noon Kiwanis Board - Member - 2020-2022
Burbank for Armenia Board - Member and DEI committee member 2019-2022
BUSD DEI Committee - Member - 2020-2022
OurBurbank Volunteer group (PIO department) - Chair 2016-2022
League of Women Voters L.A. - Criminal justice committee member, Homelessness committee member, Policing in Schools subcommittee chair - 2015-2022
Olive for All Community Advocacy Group - Founder and member 2022
Burbank Homelessness Task force - Member 2017-2019
Burbank Domestic Violence Task force - Member - 2021-2022
Reusable Burbank - Co-Founder - 2022

She is also a semi-professional fiber artist and designer, and one of the founders of the Knerdy Knitters and Crocheters guild in 2011. 

You can find Tamala on social media and sign up for her weekly newsletters: (Burbank 411 and Wednesday Council Meeting Review)
Reddit: TamalaTakahashi

To schedule a meeting:

Email: [email protected]
Text: (818) 252-9014

Terms & Contact Information

Current Term of Office
December 2022 – December 2026

Contact Information
Phone: (818) 238-5750
Fax: (818) 238-5757
Email: [email protected]