Council Member Jim Cox was named Victorville's City Manager in December of 1969 and held that position until 2000. During his tenure as City Manager, he was named to the Board of Directors for the State of California Redevelopment Association, as well as a number of local and statewide offices. He received an appointment from former Governor George Deukmejian to the Mojave County Formation Review Commission.
In January 2009, Cox returned to Victorville to serve as City Manager. In November 2012, Cox was elected to the Victorville City Council. He served a two-year term as Mayor until his appointment as Mayor Pro Tem in December 2014. Cox was re-elected to the City Council in 2016 for a four-year term.
Community service has always been a hallmark of his leadership. Cox was elected to the Victor Valley Water District Board of Directors in 2003 and held that position until 2007. Cox has also served on the Victor Valley Hospital Board of Directors, Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District, and a number of local clubs and organizations including the Victor Valley Am-Vets Post 7007.
Jim currently represents the City of Victorville on the following Boards, Commissions and Committees:
Delegate to Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District Board
Alternate to Mountain/Desert Measure "I" Committee
1st Alternate to Victor Valley Water Reclamation Authority Board
Delegate to Victor Valley Economic Development Authority Board
Jim Cox holds a lifetime teaching credential in Public Safety and Administration. He is an ex-officio member of the Victorville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of Rotary International. He received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 1976.
He has lived in Victorville for 47 years and has six children and seven grandchildren. He proudly served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged.