Councilmember Michael Kemps is serving his first term on City Council. He has lived in Palos Verdes Estates for most of his adult life. He grew up on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and graduated from local Palos Verdes schools. During those years, Michael implemented and supported Amateur Radio repeater systems on the Peninsula. He volunteered and supported disaster preparedness operations and communications for anticipated local and state-wide events.
After achieving numerous top-tier technology certifications, Councilmember Kemps founded Innovative Computing Systems, Inc. in 1989 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. The firm provides technology services for the legal profession, with clients and over 50 employees throughout the United States. Today, he cultivates relationships with clients and partners and provides oversight of company operations with his leadership team. Councilmember Kemps is involved in numerous industry associations. His technology insights have been widely published. Councilmember Kemps served on the Advisory Board of Premier Bank of Palos Verdes and was a founding member of the Bank prior to its acquisition. Councilmember Kemps is also an instrument-rated private pilot.
Councilmember Kemps and his wife of 27 years, Gemma, have three children who grew up in Palos Verdes Estates.