Dr. Ed Eng, Councilmember and former Mayor of La Mirada, is the best-selling author of “The Accidental Mayor: From the Side Streets of Chinatown to the Main Street of City Hall”. Dr. Eng’s memoir chronicles his family's immigration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles’ Chinatown in 1969, and the challenges they faced in their pursuit of a better life. The book highlights themes of perseverance, love, and the desire to make a difference. His book has been featured in World Journal, Balita Weekend, and several radio shows and podcasts. Additionally, Dr. Eng recently delivered the closing keynote address at the 2023 One Voice – One Love Conference held at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA.
Before assuming the role of Mayor of La Mirada, Dr. Eng served as the Regional President of the Los Angeles Times, where he was honored with the prestigious Innovator of the Year Award for his ethnic partnership strategy that catapulted the Times to become the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country.
Academically, Dr. Eng holds multiple degrees including: a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, an MBA, an MS, and a BS and teaches Strategy, Organizational Theory, Design, and Change as an Adjunct Professor at several universities.