On December 11, 2018, Corey Calaycay was appointed by his Council collagues to serve as Mayor of Claremont. He previously served two one-year terms as Mayor (March 2015 - March 2016 & March 2009 - March 2010). He is serving his fourth term as a member of the Claremont City Council (Mar. 2017- Dec. 2020).
Corey was born in Chicago. Not long, thereafter, his family moved to Claremont where he has resided for the past forty-five years. He is a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. He attended the United Church of Christ Pre-School, Foothill Country Day School, and Webb School of California. He went on to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, receiving a degree in Business Administration in 1992.
In 1990, he ran his first race for Claremont City Council at age nineteen. While he did not win, he garnered a strong 2,382 votes. He ran unsuccessfully again in 1992 and 1994 before finally receiving the nod of the voters in the election of March 2005. At his installation on March 16, 2005, Mayor Calaycay remarked that his 15-year journey to City Council brought new personal meaning for him to the old adage, "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."
Corey had been an active leader in the community in the years prior to his election. He served on the County of Los Angeles Local Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Advisory Committee and is Past-Chair of the City of Claremont Library Task Force, Past-President of the Friends of the Claremont Public Library, Past-Treasurer and Past-President of the Claremont Educational Foundation, and a founding member and Past-President of Active Claremont.
Corey has over ten years of experience working as a staff member for the California State Legislature and has had the opportunity to serve constituents in more than thirty communities in the region around Claremont including parts of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange Counties. He currently works as Manager of Advance Sales for Fairplex, home of the Los Angeles County Fair.
Mayor Calaycay is Chairman of the Foothill Transit Executive Board, President of the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the County of Los Angeles Public Library Commission. He also serves as the City Council representative to the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Pomona Valley Transit Authority, and Clean Power Alliance of Southern Cailfornia.