A commitment to Pasadena residents through facilitating access to City resources and departments, relationship building, and an amplified voice is what Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton pledged and has delivered to the people of Pasadena. His promise to strengthen the First District, and in turn strengthen the City, is heartfelt and fueled by his personal connection to the city he has always called home. All residents and stakeholders, from the youngest to the eldest, are important to Tyron. He has successfully collaborated to establish youth programs such as the “Get in the Swim” program offered at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center to Washington Multilingual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Academy students and the “Field Trip to the Field” program offered to all seventh grade students in PUSD at Rose Bowl Stadium that offer access, exposure, and opportunities to young people. Tyron has facilitated many young people obtaining their first work/intern experiences. For senior residents, Tyron has advocated for PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) centers in Pasadena. PACE centers make it possible for seniors to lessen possible social isolation and to keep living on their homes which is often meaningful to seniors and their families.
Since being elected to the City Council in 2015, Tyron has continuously engaged with residents of the First District through neighborhood walks, community meetings, and district events such as the Pancake Breakfast Block Party & Community Meeting held each August since 2016 at Brookside. Tyron has worked tirelessly to ensure that the First District is the safest district to call home in the City of Pasadena. Tyron continues to encourage neighbors to get to know, look out for, and communicate with one another because these are actions that we can all take to strengthen our neighborhoods. He has championed traffic improvement efforts throughout the First District that have made the district safer for everyone. He also continues to advocate for significant improvements to amenities located in the First District. In addition to representing the First District on the City Council, Tyron’s service includes service on the following City Council committees: Economic Development & Technology (ED Tech), Municipal Services, and Public Safety. Tyron currently serves as the chair of the Pasadena Center Operating Company (PCOC). He also serves on the board of the Rose Bowl Operating Company (RBOC) and on the Board of overseers for the Gamble House.
Winning his first election in 2013, Tyron served as a board member for the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). During his tenure on the school board, Tyron leveraged the skills he has acquired as a local business owner to improve communication between school board members and families as he sought and found innovative solutions to overcome budget shortfalls. As a PUSD board member, Tyron championed the introduction of Wi-Fi into all PUSD schools, created a PUSD newsletter, worked on the creation of STEAM magnet programs, increased science and technology resources at the elementary level, brought college-focused programs to the district, implemented campus physical inspections for repairs, and supported various other initiatives that brought positive change to the PUSD. Tyron attended schools in the Pasadena Unified School District throughout his K-12 years. After graduating from John Muir High School, Tyron obtained a bachelor’s degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Tyron stems from a family of entrepreneurs and has continued along this path by participating in the family-run construction business. Established in 1971, the family business has grown into a full-service construction, maintenance, and interior decorating company. Tyron has played a pivotal role in this company for more than a decade now, simultaneously managing up to six projects at a time. Tyron is married to his high school sweetheart, Tara Gomez-Hampton, Ph.D., who is an alumnus of UCLA and the California Institute of Technology. Tara does quality/regulatory work and often teaches science courses. Tyron and Tara have a daughter, Peyton, and a host of nieces and nephews. Outside of work, Tyron enjoys spending time with family and is an avid fitness enthusiast.