2015 HS FilGrad Keynote Speaker: Councilman Todd Gloria


KAMP is proud to have San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria serve as our keynote speaker at this year’s HS FilGrad. Our signature Filipino-style graduation ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 24 from 2pm to 4pm at the Downtown Central Public Library. Please read more about Councilman Gloria below. We look forward to his words inspiring our students!


Todd Gloria has served as the representative for the City of San Diego’s Third Council District since December 2008.

He was selected by the City Council as its President in 2013 and 2014 and served as Interim Mayor of the City of San Diego from August 30, 2013 until March 2, 2014.

Councilmember Gloria has successfully championed increased infrastructure investment, resulting in miles of smoother roads and the term “sexy streets.” He has also led the way for San Diego’s first permanent year-round homeless service center, is a leading advocate for transportation options including a stronger public transit system and pedestrian and bicycle projects, and he authored Proposition C in 2010, which updated the City’s veterans hiring policy.

As Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee since 2011, Councilmember Gloria oversaw the development and approval of budgets that stabilized the City’s finances after years of cuts, and restored critical services like library hours. Councilmember Gloria currently chairs the Committee on Budget and Government Efficiency. He represents San Diego on the board of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the SANDAG Executive Committee, and the Metropolitan Transit System. He is also Chair of the SANDAG Transportation Committee and the Regional Continuum of Care Council Governance Board, while remaining the City’s liaison to Civic San Diego.

Prior to his election in 2008, Councilmember Gloria served as District Director to U.S. Congresswoman Susan A. Davis and worked for the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency. Todd’s volunteer efforts to improve the community include his work as a San Diego Housing Commissioner from 2005 until his election to the City Council, and as a member of the Mid-City Prostitution Impact Panel.

In 2013, Councilmember Gloria was one of 24 individuals chosen for the Aspen Institute’s Rodel Fellowship Program for Public Leadership, recognizing him as one of the nation’s most promising young leaders in American government. Councilmember Gloria was named San Diego’s Best Elected Official by the readers of CityBeat in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. His work has also been recognized by numerous organizations, including the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Greater San Diego Business Association, and the HIV Consumer Council.

Councilmember Gloria is a graduate of the University of San Diego and a member of the Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. A native of San Diego, Councilmember Gloria is also a third generation resident of District Three and a dedicated public servant. Having learned from his parents the importance of leaving things better than when you first found them, Councilmember Gloria enthusiastically and tirelessly works to ensure San Diego is considered a truly great city.