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Welcome to COVINA

Founded in 1882, Covina is a bustling seven square miles located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. Conveniently centered between the 10, 210, and 605 freeways, and State Route 57, it promotes pedestrian and transit-oriented development. Visitors can enjoy “mom and pop” shops, casual and fine dining, vintage and antique stores, hobby shops, health and beauty salons, and big box retailers.

Downtown Covina serves as a great gathering spot for citizens to participate in special and charity events – such occasions bring the community together and foster goodwill between Covina’s elected officials, City staff and the community.



Thriving retail, restaurant, entertainment, automotive and other professional service establishments are what makes the City of Covina a desirable and convenient home for all businesses, big and small. With a vibrant Downtown and economically diverse culture, Covina offers business owners a place to build, expand and grow, with the help of a strong community of residents, government and other resources. In Covina, people and businesses are all Coworking together.

Covina has found a way to flawlessly fuse small town charm with the innovative business district. With a population of 49,803, Covina is a rich mix of residents, employees, government officials and business owners from all walks of life. A true melting pot of diverse educational backgrounds, ethnicities, employees, families, homeowners, locals and transplants.

The City of Covina is just the right balance of family-friendly traditionalism, business-centric professionalism, and nightlife-focused modernization. This unique blend caters to the “live, work, play” ideals that set Covina apart, making it a leading community in the surrounding areas. It’s also a safe, reputable city with high-quality public services and interests.



The City of Covina is perfectly nestled between major automotive corridors, the I-10, and I-210 freeways. These main arteries of private and public transportation give Covina a premium on the automotive industry, with a strong auto-focused business center for the business owners and car enthusiasts alike.

The City is also ideally located centrally between two major urban gateways, Los Angeles and San Bernardino. Commuters traveling back and forth not only have the opportunity to visit the City of Covina, but many locals of surrounding areas have found places to live and work in Covina as a convenient, safe and thriving nerve center that Connects it all.

With such a great location, residents and employees of Covina also have quick access to many of the geographical and natural wonders that Southern California has to offer, such as the mountains, beaches, and the desert. This adds to the needs and wants of diverse businesses to help continue expanding this beautiful, vibrant city.

City Information

Providing excellent customer service to its residents and businesses is the highest priority of Covina’s Mayor, City Council and City Manager.

City Manager

The City Council appoints a full-time, professional City Manager who acts as the Chief Administrative Officer for City operations and municipal services, implementing City Council Policy. The City Manager also functions as the Executive Director of the Successor Agency to the Covina Redevelopment Agency. The City Manager oversees all departments of the City and advises the City Council on matters affecting the City.

City Manager Chris Marcarello
To contact the City Manager email or call (626) 384-5410.

City Departments

Covina City Council

The City is governed by five city council members who are elected at large to four-year terms. Elections are held every two years (in even numbered years) to fill alternately two and three seats. The City Council then elects one member to serve as the Mayor for a one-year term and another as the Mayor Pro Tem.

City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 125 E. College St. City Council meetings are also broadcast on local cable television on Spectrum channel 29 and Frontier channel 42.

Mayor Patricia Cortez (District 4)
To contact Mayor Patricia Cortez please email [email protected] or call (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.

Mayor Pro Tem Walter Allen, III (District 2)
To contact Mayor Pro Tem Walter Allen III please email [email protected] or call (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.

Council Member John King (District 5)
To contact Council Member John C. King please email [email protected] or call (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.

Council Member Victor Linares (District 3)
To contact Council Member Victor Linares please email [email protected] or call (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.

Council Member Hector Delgado (District 1)
To contact Council Member Hector Delgado please email [email protected] or call: (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.