Karen Farrer has served the Malibu community for more than 25 years, focusing her efforts on improving and maintaining the Malibu way of life.

Karen first became interested in serving her community through Malibu’s public schools. A three-time PTA president and Advocates for Malibu Public Schools (AMPS) Co-Founder, Karen has championed Malibu Public Schools and has been a leading voice in the effort to establish an independent Malibu School District. She considers work as a council person an extension of her lifelong dedication to public service in our city.

In addition to her efforts in education, Karen is a member of Safe Access Malibu, whose mission is to promote safety in the Santa Monica Mountains for our community and visitors.

Karen is a graduate of UCLA and has lived in Malibu for 40 years with her husband Cameron. Karen and Cameron have three children – Bridgette, Reed, and Gabby, and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first grandchild later this year.