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.

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.

San Bernardino Symphony Presents, "Mosaico Music Festival"

Come and enjoy a night of art and music with the San Bernardino Symphony and the City of San Bernardino as they proudly present their "Mosaico Music and Arts Festival" taking place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2:00pm-7:00pm at the Roosevelt Bowl located at Perris Hill Park. This event is FREE to the public.

For more information please contact Valerie Peister with the San Bernardino Symphony at (909) 723-4105 or email at

2014 Inland Empire Senior Games Schedule
October 3rd-10th, 2014

( Please click here for the Senior Games Schedule )

Fri., September 19, 2014
5:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
  CID Family Day
Sat., September 20, 2014
10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
  San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum
Sun., September 21, 2014
No entries for this day.
Mon., September 22, 2014
5:30 PM
  Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting
6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
  San Bernardino Farmers Market
Tue., September 23, 2014
All Day Event
  Civil Service Board Meetings
Wed., September 24, 2014
6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
  Terrace West Neighborhood Cluster Association
7:00 PM
  Planning Commission Agendas
Thu., September 25, 2014
10:00 AM
  Development Review Committee Agendas