Mayor Jim Cox
About Mayor Cox
Jim Cox was named Victorville’s City Manager in December of 1969 and held that position until 2000. During his tenure as City Manager, he was named to the Board of Directors for the State of California Redevelopment Association, as well as a number of local and statewide offices. He received an appointment from former Governor George Deukmejian to the Mojave County Formation Review Committee.
Jim Cox served as the Town of Apple Valley Town Manager from October 2007 through August, 2008 as a contract City Manager.
In January 2009, Cox returned to Victorville to serve as City Manager until June 30, 2011.
In November 2012 Cox was elected to the Victorville City Council and was appointed by his fellow council members to the office of Mayor.
Community service has always been a hallmark of his leadership. Cox was elected to the Victor Valley Water District Board of Directors in 2003 and held that position until 2007.
Cox has also served on Victor Valley Hospital Board of Directors, Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District, and a number of local clubs and organizations including the Victor Valley Am-Vets Post 7007 and American Legion.
Mayor Cox currently represents Council on the following Committees:
Delegate to Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District Board
Delegate to Victor Valley Economic Development Authority
Delegate to Desert/Mountain Division of League of California Cities
Alternate to the Mountain/Desert Measure “I” committee
Alternate to Victor Valley Water Reclamation Authority
Jim Cox holds a lifetime Teaching Credential in Public Safety and Administration. He is an ex-officio member of the Victorville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is a member of Rotary International. He received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 1976.
He has lived in Victorville for 46 years, and has six children and eight grandchildren and one great grandson. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1957-1963 as a Medical Corpsman.