On December 5, 2019, Ty Peabody was installed as the Mayor of Indian Wells. Peabody was elected to the Indian Wells City Council in November 2012. He served as Indian Wells’ Mayor in 2015 and is now Mayor for 2020.
Throughout his term on City Council, Mayor Peabody has served on the following committees: California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Coachella Valley Animal Campus, Coachella Valley Association of Governments Transportation Committee, Sunline Transit Agency, Golf Resort Advisory Committee and the Grants-in-Aid Committee.
A Boston, Massachusetts native, Peabody earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New Hampshire before embarking on a prolific 29-year career in the retail and hospitality industries.
He has held several executive positions including Divisional Manager of Federated Department Stores; Chief Operating Officer, Swensen’s Ice Cream; President of La Salsa, Paradise Bakery, Host International, and Pioneer Chicken; and the owner of several fast-food franchises. He has also served as a consultant to the restaurant industry.