Mayor Pro Tem Paul Barich


Email Mayor Pro Tem Paul Barich

Elected: 2014, 2018 (District 5)
Current Term: 2018-2022

Council Committee Assignments

City Commissions and Boards

Airport Advisory Board (primary)
Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission (alternate)
Library Board (primary)
Planning Commission (alternate)

Area-Wide Committees/Community Organizations 

Redlands Chamber of Commerce Liaison (alternate)
Redlands Conservancy (primary)
SBCTA (primary)
League of CA Cities, Legislative Task Force (alternate)

Background / Employment

Born at Norton AFB, attending local Redlands schools and graduating from Redlands High School in 1972. Paul received a BA degree from UCLA in 1977. After teaching for a year, decided to open an insurance agency in downtown Redlands in August of 1979. Paul’s business focus has been Health, Life, Medicare and 401k’s. 

Community Involvement


Optimist Club of Redlands 1983 to current
Redlands Community Music Association 1992 to current (Man in the White Coat)
Past President of the Boys and Girls Club of Redlands
Past Advisory Board Member Grayback Council for the Boy Scouts
Past Advisory Board Member Redlands Scholarship Foundation
Past member of the City of Redlands Personal Committee
Founding member and past president of the Professional Insurance Agents of the Inland Empire
Founding member of the Inland Empire Health Underwriters Association
Supporter of the Redlands Dog Park and annual R.U.F.F. ride
Redlands Chamber of Commerce President 2006-2007, 2012
Brought back “Shop Redlands First”


Optimist of the Year

Roy Coble service to youth Award

Special Award from RUSD for distribution of hand sanitizer units in classrooms


Paul is married to Joann, and has two daughters, Megan and Sarah, plus two beautiful grandkids, Maddox and Peyton.

Hobbies include

  • collecting books, loves history and football
  • Does Sprint Triathlons
  • Is a CIF Football Official
  • Works out at Crossfit CDR

Things you may not know about Paul, is he is a 13 year cancer survivor.