Councilmember Austin Bishop

Austin Bishop

Councilmember District 1

Term expires: November 2024
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Austin Bishop was elected to his first term on the Palmdale City Council on November 8, 2016 and is serving a four-year term. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from January 2019 through December 2019.


Bishop began his career working in the film industry and as an IBEW electrical apprentice. At age 25, he started his own printing business with the focus on helping businesses and non-profits be successful in their goals of making the Antelope Valley a better place to live, while providing quality, skilled jobs to local residents.

City Council Representation

Bishop serves as a delegate for the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, Past Chairman and current director of the Palmdale Recycled Water Authority. He is delegate for the High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority, League of California Cities Desert Mountain Division, Los Angeles County Sanitation District Nos. 14 and 20, North County Transportation Coalition, US/Mexico Sister Cities Association, and a member of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) policy committee. He also serves on the City’s Audit Committee.

Personal Life

Dedicated to public safety, Bishop volunteers his time as a Board Member of the Antelope Valley Sheriff's Boosters working to ensure that local deputies have the resources they need to keep us safe and work with community leaders to represent all residents. Bishop has been a Palmdale resident for over 20 years and looks forward to serving his city and providing a better quality of life for its residents.