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.

Sign up for a Summer Farmshare, Today!
The Healthy San Bernardino Coalition (HSBC) and Old Grove Orange continue to partner together to think outside the orange peel and improve access to healthy produce for residents and workers in San Bernardino. Starting on Thursday, July 10, and continuing weekly thereafter, Old Grove Orange will bring fresh and local produce to the community, from 11:30AM-1:30PM. Participating families and individuals have pre-paid for a season of locally grown fruits and vegetables called a“Farmshare.” All residents and workers in the City are encouraged to sign upfor a Farmshare (registration packet accessible here).
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News ImageSummer Guide
Lights, Camera, Action! From toddlers, to teenagers, the working professional and those wise in years – this summer, the City of San Bernardino Parks & Recreation Department is dishing out some activities that are sure to delight. Set to kick off Memorial Weekend and through early November, there are swim classes, lunch programs, festivals, themed movie nights in the park and baseball games; there is something for everyone.
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Starting in early June 2014, Mt. Vernon Bridge will be temporarily closed to traffic for safety while contractors replace timber shoring under the bridge. Closure will be from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm* Monday through Friday when work is being done. The bridge will re-open at night, on weekends and holidays.

If you have questions regarding this matter, please contact the City of San Bernardino call center at 909-384-7272.

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Tue., July 29, 2014
8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
  Residential City Clean-Up Day
Wed., July 30, 2014
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Thu., July 31, 2014
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Fri., August 1, 2014
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Sat., August 2, 2014
10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
  San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum
Sun., August 3, 2014
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Mon., August 4, 2014
3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
  City Council Meeting
6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
  San Bernardino Farmers Market