AVAQMD Governing Board MemberSteven Hofbauer, Mayor, City of PalmdaleSteven D. Hofbauer was elected to his fourth term on the City Council in an election held on November 8, 2016. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from December 2008 to December 2009, January 2012 to January 2013, and was named to the position again in January 2016. Prior to being elected, Hofbauer served on the City of Palmdale Planning Commission since May 1992. He also served as a director of the Palmdale Community Association and was a co-coordinator of the City of Palmdale Earthquake Preparedness Fair. He currently serves as a delegate for the Antelope Valley Transit Authority.Hofbauer retired from the Los Angeles Fire Department, having worked there since 1980. Hofbauer was a licensed EMT and paramedic for nearly 35 years. Hofbauer, his wife of over 30 years, Barbara, and their two grown children, Kimberly and Christopher have lived in Palmdale since 1981.