About Megan Kerr
Megan Kerr’s life has been devoted to civic improvement. A highly respected leader, Megan was an active volunteer and community advocate before winning a seat on the Long Beach Unified School District in 2014. Having served two terms on the School Board, she now looks forward to bringing her leadership, her work ethic and her passion for public service to the critical work of shaping a strong, sustainable future for Long Beach.
No one better understands the interests and priorities that impact community health, public safety and the quality of life in the 5th District than Megan. She’s been part of this community her entire life. Born and raised in Bixby Knolls, she attended St. Anthony High School and Long Beach City College before receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Cal Poly Pomona. After they got married, Megan and her husband Andy — who was also raised in Long Beach — raised their three children in the same neighborhood she grew up in. It’s a unique community with so many assets worth protecting. Working in the community and with the community, Megan will prioritize the preservation and enhancement of the character, infrastructure and recreational facilities in District 5. She understands what it takes to create and sustain safe, healthy and successful neighborhoods.
In addition to her leadership on the LBUSD board, Megan supports several local nonprofits, and serves on the boards of the California Conference for Equality and Justice and the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic site. She has been recognized for supporting community-based literacy programs for North Long Beach students and her advocacy for LGBTQ+ youth. She’s also an animal lover whose family has fostered, rehomed and supported the adoption of more than 100 puppies that might otherwise have ended up in shelters, on the streets, or euthanized.
Whether building brighter futures as a school board member, building bridges as a community leader or building a more inclusive, more engaged and more sustainable future for everyone in District 5 and throughout Long Beach, Megan leads with integrity, with vision and with compassion. She knows that people and ideas are a powerful force. As she has done throughout her life, Megan will work hard every day to ensure that this community she knows and loves will thrive and prosper for many years to come.