Virginia Marquez
Council Member

Address: 300 N. "D" Street
San Bernardino, CA 92418
(office): (909) 384-5268
   (fax): (909) 384-5105

Contact me
Map of Ward 1
Subscribe to 1st Ward updates

Dear Neighbor, here you will find all the latest information pertaining to the 1st Ward.

About Councilmember Virginia Marquez

Virginia Marquez was elected as the 1st Ward City Councilwoman in November of 2009 and on March 1, 2010, she took the oath of office and was officially sworn in to duty.

Ms. Marquez was born and raised on the Westside of San Bernardino.  She is the daughter of a Santa Fe Railroad Worker.  Virginia Marquez attended local schools at Our Lady of Guadalupé Elementary School and Pacific High School.  In 1979, Virginia Marquez graduated from California State University, San Bernardino where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.

Councilwoman Virginia Marquez started her law enforcement career in 1981, with the California Youth Authority, as a Youth Counselor.  In 1984, Virginia promoted to Parole Agent I, with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  During her years with this Department, Councilwoman Marquez worked at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, Centinela State Prison in Imperial County, and the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco.  She has held various classifications at the aforementioned facilities. Councilwoman Marquez has also been assigned to various capacities as a Parole Agent throughout the following cities: Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento, and the San Fernando Valley.  In 2009, Virginia Marquez retired as a Parole Agent II - Specialist.  Her last assignment took her to San Diego, where she worked with women who were in treatment and recovery.

Subsequent to her retirement from State service, Councilwoman Marquez worked for Congressman Joe Baca of the 43rd Congressional District, as a part-time Congressional Representative for 14 months.  There she was assigned to the City of Rialto where her areas of focus included Senior Affairs And Public Safety.  She resigned from this office in January 2010, in preparation to serve the City of San Bernardino on a full time basis as the 1st Ward Councilwoman.

Councilwoman Marquez is a member of the following professional organizations: California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Parole Agents Associations of California, California Narcotics Officers Association, Women's Club of San Bernardino, Native Sons of The Golden West and The Greater Rialto Democratic Club.  Councilwoman Marquez is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupé Catholic Church.

News ImageWinter Wonderland
Bring your family and/or friends for a day of sledding, eating food, listening to live music and watching a Christmas movie. This event is free for all to attend, but bring a coat, the forecast is snow :)

News Image"FIGHT ON" GABE fundraiser
On August 22, San Bernardino Police Department Officer Gabe Garcia was shot in the line of duty. Gabe survived his injuries, however, will require long term care. We are asking the community to rally support of his long term recovery expenses. Please come show your support for one of our heroes who was injured while protecting our community.

Monday, December 8, 2014
Where: The Mexico Café - 892 E Highland Ave
Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
( View PDF )

Community Center's Fall Season Hours

**Effective October 1st, 2014:
All community center’s hours of operation will change, for the Fall season.
(Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 through Sunday, March 1st, 2015).
The community centers affected are as follows:
Delmann Heights: 2969 North Flores Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405
Lytle Creek: 380 South K Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Ruben Campos: 1717 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Rudy C. Hernandez: 222 North Lugo Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408

**The Phoenix East Community Center will be CLOSING as of September 30th, 2014**

For more information please contact the Parks & Recreation main office at (909)384-5233.

Sat., November 22, 2014
All Day Event
  Bridging Homeboy Industries
10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
  San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum
2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
  A Christmas Carol at the San Bernardino Public Library
Sun., November 23, 2014
All Day Event
  Bridging Homeboy Industries
Mon., November 24, 2014
All Day Event
  Bridging Homeboy Industries
4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
  Writing Workshop for Kids & Teens
5:30 PM
  Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting
Tue., November 25, 2014
All Day Event
  Civil Service Board Meetings
All Day Event
  Bridging Homeboy Industries
Wed., November 26, 2014
All Day Event
  Bridging Homeboy Industries
6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
  Terrace West Neighborhood Cluster Association
7:00 PM
  Planning Commission Agendas
Thu., November 27, 2014
All Day Event
  Bridging Homeboy Industries
10:00 AM
  Development Review Committee Agendas
Fri., November 28, 2014
All Day Event
  Bridging Homeboy Industries