Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells is the fifth woman to be elected to the Culver City Council in the city’s 102-year history. Her most notable achievements include:
- making Culver City a 100% renewable energy city,
- making Culver City a "Sanctuary City,"
- championing affordable housing, equity and sustainable water initiatives, and
- spearheading efforts to phase out oil drilling in the Inglewood Oil Field.
Known as the "Biking Mayor,” Sahli-Wells helped craft Culver City’s first bike and pedestrian master plan and Safe Routes to School program, and is focused on creating safe, healthy streets for all. She is also responsible for bringing CicLAvia’s signature car-free streets event to Culver City.
Sahli-Wells is a founding Board Member of Local Progress, a national network of progressive elected officials. Her state leadership includes co-chairing Elected Officials to Protect California, serving on the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force and the Board of the Local Government Commission. Regionally, she a Board Director of Clean Power Alliance, Westside Cities Council of Governments, and Regional Council for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). She previously served on the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority Board.
Sahli-Wells holds two bachelor’s degrees from UCLA where she majored in World Arts and Cultures, and in French. She lived in France for 14 years and has traveled extensively, studying visual anthropology, conducting sociological research, and working as a translator.