Former Mayor and current Councilman Barry Brucker will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Thursday for his many years of service to the community.
"I am very proud to join the ranks of some of our most accomplished alumni and am humbled by the acknowledgment," he said.
Brucker graduated from BHHS in 1975 after having attended . As a Norman, he participated on the water polo, swimming and tennis teams. Brucker also took to the stage in high school musicals and performed with the Madrigal Singers group.
After high school, Brucker attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, earning degrees in business and economics. He soon returned to Beverly Hills and became active in civic government.
Some highlights of Brucker's service to the city include:
- Beverly Hills Mayor, 2011 & 2008
- City Councilman, 2005-Present
- Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education President, 1999 & 2003
- BHUSD school board member, 1997-2005
- President, Concern II Foundation Cancer Charity
- Vice President, Beverly Hills Education Foundation
Brucker has also received numerous awards as an active member of the community, including recognition as the Beverly Hills Purim Ball's 2010 Humanitarian of the Year, 2009 Los Angeles County Democrat of the Year, 1999 Amie Karen Cancer Charity Humanitarian of the Year, and the Spirit of Concern II Award from the .
"I will forever be grateful to this wonderful school for giving me the foundation and opportunity to follow my dreams and give back to our community," Brucker said of BHHS.
Brucker will join notable Hall of Fame alumni such as Democratic U. S. Representative Will Rogers, Jr. (son of onetime honorary Beverly Hills Mayor Will Rogers), former Mayor and BHUSD school board President Vicki Reynolds, and Hollywood stars Betty White and Albert Brooks.