Councilmember Phil Ayala

Phil Ayala, CouncilmemberBiography: Phil Ayala moved to San Jacinto with his wife and children in 2005. In 2020, Phil was elected to the San Jacinto City Council because of his love for a smaller community and eagerness to help grow the city. Since moving to San Jacinto, Phil has tirelessly worked for San Jacinto families.

In 2014, he founded the Military Explorers Post III program in the valley as an after-school, Career, and Technical Education Non-Profit organization for youth ages 12-20 years old. The program’s intention is to offer a hands-on leadership laboratory for middle & high school students interested in a career in public service. Being a teacher of over two decades, Phil has a passion for education and the importance of supporting students with their post-high school career plans and education.

Phil is a proud stakeholder in the community. Having raised his family in San Jacinto, he’s a big believer in providing opportunities for our community’s youth and elderly population. Phil is aware of the impact a safe and positive environment has on families. Through his work within the community, Phil sees firsthand the benefits families gain from parks, community theater, museums, classes, and activities offered by the city. As a Council Member, Phil will focus on the positive quality of life and family values, safety, emergency preparedness, and the elements necessary to make San Jacinto an exceptional place to live, work, and play.

Elected and Appointed Offices
City Council Member Term: 2020-2024 Mayor Pro-Tem 2022

American Legion 
Free & Accepted Masons, Hemet San Jacinto 
Former Assistant Girl Scout Troop Leader 
Ramona Bowl Committee

Key Objectives
Main Street Revitalization 
Increase Emergency Services 
Provide support for the Homeless Community 
Grow small businesses 
Support arts and cultural events

Married to a fellow Teacher of 30 years
3 adult children
Non-Profit Director & Founder, Military Explorers Post III
Chief Warrant Officer 3 in the California State Guard

Phil enjoys spending time with family, Star Wars collecting, motorcycle riding, and traveling.