Lili Bosse. A Lifetime of Dedication and Leadership for our community.
Lili Bosse, the only child of Holocaust survivors, grew up on South Maple Drive. She attended Beverly Vista, Beverly Hills High School and the University of Southern California. Lili and her husband, Jon, raised their family here; their two sons are both graduates of Beverly Hills High and the University of Michigan.
Lili has long been considered one of Beverly Hills' most respected and effective community leaders.
Beverly Hills Mayor. Council member (2017 - Present)
Lili was sworn in again as Mayor In 2017 and Re-established her popular weekly Monday Walk with the Mayor program, continued her ‘BH Healthy City’ Initiative, added additional bike lanes on Santa Monica Blvd, no smoking regulations in multi family homes and developed a city partnership with Wellness Icon Deepak Chopra. Increased Transparency as she arranged for all Mayor Cabinet Meetings to be televised, strengthened the lobbyist ordinance and introduced basement regulations. She worked closely with the Beverly Hills School District and BHPD for school security upgrades. Spearheaded the BOLD Campaign. BOLD- Beverly Hills Open Late brought a new vibrancy and late night energy to Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills Mayor (March 2014 - March 2015 )
Lili was sworn in as Mayor by family friend, Sidney Poitier, in March, at the first Installation Ceremony at the new Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of Beverly Hills. That night, Mayor Bosse announced her "Healthy City Initiative" plan for the city - healthy people, healthy economy, healthy government.
Lili established the highly successful, weekly Walk with the Mayor program; the 60-Second Shout Out program, highlighting a different local business at each City Council Meeting; the Lunch and Learn Program, featuring local experts in medicine, exercise, healthy living and safety; initiated Text BH providing an opportunity for residents to text their questions or comments directly to City Hall.
Beverly Hills City Council (2011 - present )
Lili has served on many important Council Liaison Committees: (partial list)
Cultural Heritage Commission
Health and Safety Commission
Recreation and Parks Commission
Mayor's Efficiency Task Force
Southeast Task Force
Sunshine Task Force
Small Business Task Force
Community Charitable Foundation
Fine Art Commission
Branding and Licensing Committee
Chamber of Commerce
Rodeo Drive/Special Events/Holiday Program
Sister Cities Committee
Mayor's Subway Task Force
Annenberg Construction Coordination
Centennial Anniversary Committee
As a member of the Council, Lili has been a leader on many
important issues and initiatives, among them:
Re-established her popular weekly Monday Walk with the Mayor program; continued her ‘BH Healthy City’ Initiative; added additional bike lanes on Santa Monica Blvd; no smoking regulations in multi family homes and developed a city partnership with Wellness Icon Deepak Chopra; increased Transparency as she arranged for all Mayor Cabinet Meetings to be televised; strengthened the lobbyist ordinance and introduced basement regulations; she worked closely with the Beverly Hills School District and BHPD for school security upgrades; spearheaded the BOLD Campaign. BOLD- Beverly Hills Open Late brought a new vibrancy and late night energy to Beverly Hills; opened the first Dog Park in Beverly Hills; Roxbury Park Community Center Reconstruction Project; budget improvements towards fiscal sustainability; transparent budget process; expansion of in-lieu parking program; 2-year email retention policy; Historic Preservation ordinance; establishment of Cultural Heritage Commission; restoration of Beverly Gardens Park; Trousdale View ordinance; Library renovation; amendment of development standards for single family residences to address bulk, mass and scale; Mills Act ordinance; back-up satellite phone system for emergency operations center; expanded CCTV camera network; creation of Southeast Revitalization Task Force; "Positive Change - Not Spare Change" program to address panhandling public awareness campaign; worked to extend Concerts on Canon season; development of City of Beverly Hills Homeland Security and Disaster Strategic Plan; New York sales mission with Chamber of Commerce aimed at business retention and attracting new businesses; China outreach to cultivate business and tourism; expanded library hours; implemented real time communication to City Hall for citizens using social media; improved civic center and business triangle way-finding signage.
Beverly Hills Planning Commission ( 2007 - 2011 )
As a member and Chair of Planning, Lili helped lead the community-wide effort to revise our General Plan and protect the low-rise character of our neighborhoods (no increases to height and density limits). Throughout her time on the Commission she established a record of fair and balanced votes.
Beverly Hills Traffic and Parking Commission (1997 - 2002)
As a member and Chair of Traffic and Parking, Lili worked to reduce commercial intrusion by implementing preferential parking on residential streets and required routes for valet parking attendants only on commercial streets.
Beverly Hills Education Foundation (1995 - 2002)
As President, Lili mobilized parents, residents and local businesses to support our public schools, and spearheaded the first Apple Ball and Walk For Schools.
Beverly Hills Schools
Lili and Jon Bosse led the library modernization at all five public schools, upgraded the KBEV student television facility and funded the Bosse Leadership Academy for school-district employees.
Cofounder of Visionary Women
Fred Hayman Visionary Award
"Democrat of the Year Award 2014"
"Hall of Fame Award 2015" - Beverly Hills High School Alumni
"Spirit of Philanthropy Award" - Beverly Hills Education Foundation
"Women of Achievement Award"- Sheba Medical Center
"Edgar F. Magnin Community Service Award" - Hillcrest Country Club
"Ten People Who Made A Difference in Beverly Hills"
"Gerda Spiegler, Member of the Year Award" - West Hollywood Club, Beverly Hills Club
Rotary Club of Beverly Hills, Member
Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library
Police And Community Together (PACT), Founding Member
Wexner Heritage Foundation, Leadership Program
Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Board of Trustees
Chair, Women's Venture Fund
Chair, Lion of Judah Division
Hebrew Union College, Board of Directors