Virginia Marquez
Council Member

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

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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.

The Passing of Beloved San Bernardino Advocate
San Bernardino, CA - Statement addressing the passing of San Bernardino Advocate J. Loraine O'Campo:

J. Loraine O'Campo represented a driving spirit in our community. Her dedication to creating change in San Bernardino will be cherished and remembered. I extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of J. Loraine O'Campo. I urge our community at large to join me in the hope that Lorraine's spirit will be carried on in our City. My prayers are with her family.


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News ImageSan Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis to Deliver Annual State of the City Address
What: State of the City Address 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Reception: 5:00 pm—5:45 pm
Formal Presentation: 5:45 pm—7:00 pm

San Bernardino International Airport
Domestic Terminal
105 S. Leland Norton Way

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Pet Adoption Fair
San Bernardino City Animal Shelter Adoption Event.

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
333 Chandler Place
San Bernardino, Ca 92408

*Located behind target off of Orange Show road from the 215 Freeway*

Meet you new best friend!
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Fri., March 6, 2015
5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
  San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis to Deliver Annual State of the City Address
Sat., March 7, 2015
10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
  San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum
12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
  Author Lynn Williams
2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
  Youth Art Month at the San Bernardino Public Library
Sun., March 8, 2015
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Mon., March 9, 2015
6:30 PM
  Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Tue., March 10, 2015
All Day Event
  Civil Service Board Meetings
4:00 PM
  Bureau of Franchises
Wed., March 11, 2015
10:00 AM
  Handicap Accessibility Appeals Board
Thu., March 12, 2015
10:00 AM
  Development Review Committee Agendas
3:00 PM
  Library Board of Trustees Board Meeting