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First Ward

About Council Member Virginia Marquez

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

Virginia Marquez was elected as the First Ward City Councilwoman in November 2009.  She was sworn into office on March 1, 2010. Councilwoman Marquez was re-elected to a second term in November of 2013.
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 Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School, Aquinas High School, and graduated from Pacific High School.  In 1979, Ms. Marquez graduated from California State University, San Bernardino, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.  She continues to reside on the Westside of San Bernardino, with her Poodle, Dora.
Councilwoman Marquez began her law enforcement career in 1981, with the California Youth Authority, and subsequently transferring to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she held numerous positions.  These assignments included 3 State Prisons and 8 Parole Units throughout the State.
In 2009, Ms. 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.
During her tenure as an elected official, Councilwoman Marquez has been assigned to numerous Committees, which have included the following: SB Hometown Military Ad Hoc Committee, Animal Control Ad Hoc Committee, Education Bridge Committee Ad Hoc, and the Legislative Review Committee.
One of Councilwoman Marquez' signature projects has included the San Bernardino Homelessness Action Plan, which she co-authored, as Mayor Pro Tempore, in 2014.
And because of her work with the City's Homeless Population, she was recognized as "2016 Woman of the Year," by Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, 47th Assembly District.
During the terrorist attack on December 2, 2015, Councilwoman Marquez and City staff were instrumental in coordinating efforts to activate a staging area at the Rudy Hernandez Community Center to help the families of the victims.  Through her leadership, sensitivity, and strong faith, Councilwoman Marquez helped her City, San Bernardino, to move forward during the difficult days that followed.
Councilwoman Marquez is a member of the following professional organizations:  California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Women's Club of San Bernardino, League of Women Voters, San Bernardino Chapter, Women's Leadership Council and Native Sons of the Golden West.  Councilwoman Marquez is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

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Virginia Marquez
Council Member

P: (909) 384-5268
F: (909) 384-5105

290 North D Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (Today)

All Day Event
Baker's Book Club!

3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
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