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Vice Mayor Art Bennett

Mayor Art Bennett


Ph: (909) 364-2620
Fax: (909) 364-2695

Art Bennett was elected to serve his second term on the Chino Hills City Council in November 2012.  He was first appointed to the Chino Hills City Council in November 2008.  He and Council Member Gwenn Norton-Perry were the only two qualified persons who filed as candidates for the two seats scheduled for election in November 2008.  With just two candidates vying for two seats, the City Council cancelled the election.  Art served his first term as Mayor in 2012.  He became active in 1993 when he worked to develop the City's first General Plan as a member of the General Plan Advisory Committee, which met regularly for more than one year.  In February of 1995 he was appointed to the Planning Commission.  He served for 14 years, including three terms as Chair and Vice-Chair.

Current Term of Office
2012 - 2016

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City Council Committee Involvement
  • California Joint Powers Insurance Authority
  • Chino Hills/Chino City Council Joint Committee
  • Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) - Council Liaison
  • Chino Hills Revenue ad hoc Committee
  • CVUSD - Measure M Citizen Oversight Committee
  • Four Corners Transportation Coalition
  • Four Corners Policy Committee
  • Tres Hermanos Conservation Authority
  • Water Supply Reduction Program ad hoc Committee  

Community Involvement
Art is a member of the Ayala High School Choir Boosters.  He also served four years as Chair of the Townsend Junior High School Site Improvement Council and was on the Board of the Band Boosters.  Art is a member of the Friends of the James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library.  He is the former President of the Villa del Lago Homeowner's Association.  He enjoyed volunteering as an AYSO Soccer Coach and as a Cub Scout Cubmaster. 

Education and Professional Experience
Art has worked in the Property Tax profession since 1971, as a consultant and Corporate Tax Manager.  He is the Vice President - National Property Tax Services, for Property Tax Assistance Co., Inc.  He has a degree in Business/Real Estate and has held memberships in several property tax and professional associations including:  
  • Former Director and Executive Committee Member of the Arizona Tax Research Association
  • Former Director and Executive Committee Member of the California Taxpayers Association
  • Former Chairman of the California Legislative Committee of the Western States
  • American Planners Association 
  • International Association of Assessing Officers
Art has been an instructor in the appraisal of real estate for property tax purposes and has testified as an expert witness in State and Federal District Courts.  He has also served as a Federal Grand Jury Foreman.  Art holds the professional designation, Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), and from 2002 to 2005 he served on its Board of Governors.  In June 2004, he was presented with the IPT Distinguished Service Award for his service to the organization and tax profession.  In June 2014, he was elected as president of IPT and is serving it's 4,700 members nationwide.     

Art and his wife of 47 years, Nickie, have lived in Chino Hills since 1991.  They live in the Village Oaks area and attend Inland Hills Church.  They have two adult children, and two younger sons.  Son Brendan is studying at the Musicians Institute of Contemporary Music in Hollywood; and Michael is a senior attending Ayala High School.  They also have six grandchildren.  Art and his family enjoy the rural atmosphere of our beautiful City.