Mitch McKay

City Council
Title: Councilmember, District 3
Phone: (619) 423-8303

IMG_0857-McKay (Resize)Career

Mitch McKay was elected to the City Council in November 2022, representing District 3. 

He worked for 35 years in local Aerospace Industry with General Dynamics and Rohr, Inc and later retired from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) as a Technical Services Project Engineer. Mitch is currently serving a 3-year appointment to the U.S. International Boundary & Water Commission (IBWC) Citizen Forum Board. 

His community involvement includes serving on the City of Imperial Beach Design Review Board, the Imperial Beach Little League Board of Directors, as well as the City’s Sediment Management Working group. He also took part in the Paint IB Community Group and has volunteered at the Kids Fishing Derby. 

Councilmember McKay has been appointed to serve for Metro Wastewater Commission JPA (primary), Cal Cities San Diego Division (alternate) and Legislative Sub-Committee (primary). In addition to Cal-Cities Coastal Cities Interest Group (primary), San Diego Association of Government (SANDAG) Board (alternate) and Shoreline Preservation Working Group (alternate). 


Mitch grew up in Imperial Beach and graduated from Mar Vista High School.

Personal Life

Mitch was born in Alameda, California, as the second born of five children.  In his spare time, he likes to restore 1960’s Fords, to include his own 1965 Ranchero. 


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