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Welcome To Bakersfield
Mailing Address:

City of Bakersfield
Attn: (Councilmember)
1600 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Mayor Phones:
Office: 661-326-3770
Fax: 661-852-2035

Council Phones:
Office: 661-326-3767
Fax: 661-323-3780

E-mail Mayor Harvey L. Hall:

E-mail City Council Members:



Harold Hanson

Harold Hanson
Ward 5

Term Expires:
November, 2016

Office: 661-326-3767
Fax: 661-323-3780

Community Service

Current Service: 

Bakersfield City Councilmember, Ward 5
Elected November 2000

City Council Committees:

City Council Committees:
Water Board - Chairman
Personnel Committee - Committee Member
Planning and Development Committee - Committee Member

Kern Council of Governments – Chairman
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District – Board Member
City Selection Committee, Kern County – Vice Chairman

Past Service: 

Bakersfield City Council Vice Mayor, 2007-2008

Budget and Finance Committee - Chairman

Consumer Credit Counselors of Kern County - Chairman and Board Member

Goodwill Industries, Board Member

Kern Adult Literacy Council, President
Kern Economic Development Corporation,

      Chairman and Board Member
Petroleum Club of Bakersfield, President
Downtown Business Association, President
Kern Executives Association, President
Southern Sierra Boy Scouts of America,

      Board Member and Treasurer

United Way of Kern County, Board Member

Professional Background

Mr. Hanson is currently employed as a vice-president with Citizens Business Bank. Hanson was president and chief executive officer of Community First Bank prior to its sale to WestAmerica Bank. His 40 years of banking experience have included assignments in lending, bank management, credit, and branch administration. He and his wife, Lana, currently own the Cruise and Land Holidays Vacation Store in Bakersfield.


University of Windsor - Ontario, Canada

Bachelor of Science Degree, Business and Finance


Harold was born in Canada.  He has resided in Bakersfield for 30 years.  He has 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

Other Community Affiliations

Knights of Columbus