Councilmember, City of Tustin
Director Al Murray was elected to the Tustin City Council in November of 2010 and appointed Mayor Pro Tem by his colleagues in 2011, Mayor in 2012, and reappointed to Mayor in 2013. He and his wife, Tamala, have two daughters who both attend Tustin Public Schools.
Prior to his election to the City Council, Director Murray served on the Tustin Planning Commission for three years as Chair, Vice Chair and member. He also served on the Community Services Commission for ten years as Chair, Vice Chair, and member.
Director Murray has been an active volunteer in the community, serving on the Tustin Community Foundation, Orange County Transportation Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee, Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research Education Foundation, Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Committee, and Ladera Elementary and Pioneer Middle School Parent Teacher Organizations.
Director Murray currently represents the City of Tustin on the Orange County Transportation Authority Board, Chairs the Orange County Fire Authority Board, and serves a member of the Santa Ana/Tustin Joint Powers Agency and the Association of California Cities – Orange County Board of Directors.
A past law enforcement professional and police lieutenant with 35 years of experience, Director Murray was a past recipient of the Irvine Police Department’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor. His last assignment at the Irvine Police Department was in management of the Office of Professional Development, where he was responsible for department policy, training, recruiting, hiring and special projects.
Director Murray holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from National University, as well as management certificates from the University of Southern California, Boston University and Harvard University.