Former Long Beach City Council member and Long Beach City College (LBCC) Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Kellogg officially assumed his duties as a member of the college's Board of Trustees in 2002. He was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014 and continues to represent the northwest portion of the Long Beach Community College District. He began serving his second consecutive term and fourth overall as the President of the Board of Trustees in July 2014.
Kellogg professionally specializes as a Senior Educational Consultant in Educational and Facility Master Planning; State Reporting and Accreditation Compliance for community college districts. He has assisted over twenty-five districts / colleges in California over the past eight years. Prior to his career in education planning, he worked as a Corporate Services Director in commercial and investment real estate. Mr. Kellogg has the distinction of representing regional and national companies in real estate transactions in 38 states across the nation. He began his professional career after college, working in the oil industry for a Long Beach based oil drilling company. He began as a manual laborer ("Roughneck") and worked his way up through the oil field positions to eventually becoming the Vice President of Operations.
Elected on his first attempt at public office in 1988 at the age of 33, he served for twelve years on the Long Beach City Council. He was twice elected as Vice Mayor from 1990-1994 and served as Chair of the State and Federal Legislative Committee and the Economic Development and Finance Committee during his tenure on the Council. His accomplishments include working with local employers and residents in establishing a state Enterprise Zone for Long Beach, Business Improvement Association (Bixby Knolls) and the North Long Beach Redevelopment Area.
Kellogg was a founding member and Chair of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA). This $2.2 billion public works project was a joint effort of the cities and ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles. The construction of the 19 mile rail corridor that eliminated traffic congestion in numerous cities and allowed port cargo to move more efficiently was called a "project of national significance" by the United States Congress and was completed on time and under budget.
Kellogg is a lifelong resident of Long Beach. He attended Longfellow Elementary, Hughes Junior High School and Jordan High School where he was active in student government and sports. Following his days as a student at LBCC, he attended the University of Oregon on an athletic scholarship, lettering in football and earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in History. He was also honored with an Outstanding Senior Award.
Jeff Kellogg and his wife Pam have lived in the Los Cerritos / Virginia Country Club area of Long Beach for the past twenty-five years. They are both involved in numerous organizations and causes that reflect their personal beliefs and interests. Pam owns and operates her interior design showrooms in Orange and San Diego County. Their son (Trevor) and daughter (Rachel) both graduated from Poly High School and are attending college.