Ed will continue to serve as the first out gay Council Member in Claremont!
In his first term on the City Council, Mr. Reece has worked to raise Claremont’s profile on a regional level in the areas of transportation and transit, public safety and community policing, and economic development.
Mayor Pro Tem Reece is owner of ISN Global Enterprises, an international technology firm that he founded out of his father’s garage over 26 years ago. In recognition of his work with the business community, Mr. Reece was awarded the Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s Claremont Business of the Year and Claremont Businessperson of the Year. The United States Congress, California State Legislature, and County of Los Angeles have also recognized his business achievements.
Mayor Pro Tem Reece began his involvement in civic affairs in the late 90’s but more recently as a member of the City of Claremont’s Police Commission and served as the Commission’s Chairperson. Experiencing firsthand the conditions of the police station and the need to mobilize the community, he took on a significant leadership role as the Co-Chair of Partners for a Safe Claremont. As President of the Claremont Crime Prevention Coalition (CCPC), he facilitated connections between the business community and the Claremont Police Department through a series of crime prevention workshops.
Mayor Pro Tem Reece has been a voice for expanding regional transit and transportation in Southern California and has been instrumental in advocating for the Gold Line Extension through Montclair. Reece serves as Chair of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Board, and an executive member of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) Governing Board. In May of 2021, the Governing Board of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments elected him as its 2nd Vice President of the Executive Board as he previously served as 3rd Vice President. He also serves as an alternate on the Foothill Transit Governing Board, League of California Cities City Selection Committee, and the Pomona Valley Transit Authority.
Mayor Pro Tem Reece is an active member of several community organizations and has provided leadership as a member of several executive boards including serving as Vice-President of CPHOA, Inc., and President Emeritus of the Inland Valley Repertory Theater (IVRT). As a cancer survivor and community advocate, Reece served on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, California Division and was honored as the Official Community Starter for the Amgen Tour of California Stage 7 in 2011.