2017-2018: RB Honorary Mayor: Alex Lawn of Greenway, Irrigation, Lawn and Landscape; Deputy Honorary Mayor: Tracey van Putten of Skyline Home Loans. Annual Honorary Mayor Contest
Rancho Bernardo has elected an Honorary Mayor since 1991. The Honorary Mayor presides at RB events such as Savour RB, the Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting, and ribbon cuttings.
Mayoral elections are held each year from June through October under the auspices of the RBBA with the person receiving the most votes inaugurated at the ZCode Media Reception in November. Runner ups serve as Deputy Mayors.
A portion of the proceeds from the mayoral contest is donated to non-profit organizations in RB. Past recipients of the donations include The RB Community Foundation, The Miss RB Scholarship Fund, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and the RB Historical Society.
Candidates typically hold campaign parties at area restaurants or country clubs and charge entry fees. Candidates often hold opportunity drawings for vacation prizes and offer an array of silent auction and live auction items to raise funds, which number in the thousands. Past RB Honorary Mayors: 2011-2012 RB Honorary Mayor: Michael Rouleau of Michael Joseph Salon and Spa. Deputy Honorary Mayor: Larry Herring of Herring Chiropractic. 2012-2013 RB Honorary Mayor: Scott Lawn of Greenway, Irrigation, Lawn and Landscape; Deputy Honorary Mayor: Terry Klinker of SportClips RB and 4s Ranch.
2013-2014 RB Honorary Mayor: Alex Monroe of Compass Pointe Group of Morgan Stanley. Deputy Honorary Mayors: Maria Pena Morales of ReMax Real Estate and Arlene Cawthorne of Assisting Hands.
2014-2015 RB Honorary Mayor: Debbie Kurth of Business Services International, Inc.. Deputy Honorary Mayors: Marc Nimetz, Farmers Insurance (Both are pictured above).
2015-2016 RB Honorary Mayor: Tina Cota, Keller Williams Realty; Deputy Honorary Mayor: Kevin Martin, GEAR UP RB
2016-2017: Scott Ackley, US Bank; Deputy Honorary Mayor: Earl Boyll, San Diego Pest Solutions
Pictured above are three terms of RB Honorary Mayors including: 2012-2013 Deputy Mayor Terry Klinker, 2011-2012 Deputy Mayor Larry Herring, 2011-2012 Mayor Michael Rouleau, 2013-2014 Deputy Mayor Maria Pena Morales, 2012-2013 Mayor Scott Lawn, 2013-2014 Deputy Mayor Arlene Cawthorne and 2013-2014 Mayor Alex Monroe.