Business executive and Next Beverly Hills Committee leader Tiffany Davis has announced her candidacy for City Council. Davis says her vision for the city’s future includes revitalizing commercial corridors and reenergizing residents’ engagement with local government.
“I am dedicated to improving the quality of life of every resident,” she said in a campaign announcement. “That takes an understanding of how to balance the unique needs of each area within the city, the residential lifestyles in those areas, and the necessary commerce needed for forward momentum.”
Davis is the Founder and President of Quay Entertainment, an event production company that works with celebrities, sports personalities and musicians. She believes her skills in event management, communication, budgeting and revenue generation will be a valuable asset to the council.
She is also a founding member of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Business Network, a member of BHHS’s Career Technical Education Advisory Board and a graduate of Team Beverly Hills. She has served as chair of the Next Beverly Hills Committee and the Next Night Street Festival.
Davis lived in Beverly Hills first from 2000 to 2005 and then moved back to the area in 2019. While this is a shorter tenure than some of her fellow council candidates, she does not view it as a disadvantage.
“I think sometimes when you have stayed in one place the majority of your adult life, you lose a little perspective and things become myopic,” she told the Courier. “I think that’s what sets me apart and where I can really add value to the council.”
Davis believes that her experiences living in Nashville and Cape Cod—two other historically significant, tourism-driven locations—have given her insight into the importance of encouraging responsible development while preserving community character.
“I’ve seen the pros and cons of how those cities have evolved or have not evolved, and so I think I bring a lot of perspective on how to develop forward without demolishing the past,” she told the Courier.
Davis also does not believe that her lack of experience on city commissions is an obstacle for her candidacy. She told the Courier that she has attended almost every single council meeting, council study session and Mayor’s cabinet meeting for the last two years.
“I’ve definitely put in a lot of time studying and learning and listening to various commissions, various committees, and the council itself,” she said. “I feel like that has informed me very well.”
If elected, Davis said her top priorities would be bolstering public safety, revitalizing business corridors, improving council’s transparency and communication, and ensuring quality living spaces. She is a renter and wants to represent this perspective on council and work to improve tenant-landlord relations.
“It’s challenging as a tenant to find good quality for an affordable price, and I’ve spoken with building owners who have shared their challenges from the other side,” she said. “I’m ready to bridge this divide.”
When it comes to improving business vitality, she would like to see the city develop new ways to activate and beautify public spaces around key commercial corridors, starting with South Beverly Drive.
“I think we could sit down with the residents, with city staff and with those businesses and come up with simple ways to enhance the experience on South Beverly so that people want to walk it, want to be there for their morning coffee every day, want to meet their neighbors there and bring their kids there after school,” she told the Courier.
Davis also seeks to encourage more people to become involved in shaping the future of their city and sharing ideas with council.
“I want to inspire everyone to care about this city as much as I do and be involved and be engaged,” she told the Courier. “That is how Beverly Hills will be the best it can possibly be.”