Elizabeth "Beth" Swift


I love my city and want the very best for it—the best schools, businesses, parks, public safety agencies, and resources. That is why:

  • I continue to encourage fiscal responsibility and support measures to attract new businesses.

  • I share the police department’s commitment to provide effective law enforcement and continuous improvement.

  • I proposed a list of values to be exemplified by City staff and representatives; we now have 6 values selected by employees and adopted by City Council: teamwork, commitment, communication, respect, integrity, excellence.

  • I proposed establishing an Education Commission. Our “Education Committee,” meets quarterly, is composed of city officials, a police captain, and representatives from the education community, the Chamber of Commerce, BP Library, and others. The results are better communication and cooperation among varying city interests

  • I represent Buena Park on the Orange County Fire Authority Board of Directors and on its Budget/Finance Committee.

  • I continue to push for recreational uses of Edison right-of-way land to enhance open space opportunities for our residents.

  • Learn about Dr. Elizabeth "Beth" Swift in this interview on the Buena Park's Mayor's Show in 2013. Disclaimer: Pop-Up Ads may show up, so please close the ad or ignore it, thank you.

    "Ask Beth Swift any question, and

    the answer is

    Buena Park.”

    This was said jokingly, but it actually is true. I have lived in Buena Park my whole life; it is where my husband Greg and I met and married; where we raised our four children; where we attend church; where I worked as a high school teacher; and where I volunteer in Rotary and at the California Welcome Center. Buena Park is also where I served as a school board member and, for the past four years, as your Buena Park City Councilmember.