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.

News ImageEconomic Development Update: JCPenney coming to Inland Center Fall 2016
Today, @InlandCenter announced the addition of anchor store JCPenney to their vast retail options at San Bernardino's main shopping mall. Renovation activities are underway and can be seen as you drive the 215 Freeway through San Bernardino. They have hit the ground running and we can expect additional shoppping options, including a Sephora, for the 2016 holiday season. #ShopLocal and be #SBStrong!

( Press Release )

#SBReady - City's Flood Safety Plan 2015/2016
Want to learn more about the city's flood safety plan? Here is our 2015/2016 plan, development by our emergency preparedness planning team. The team consists of multiple departments such as San Bernardino Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks & Recreations and more. The plan will be updated as we make further progress in our safety preparedness program.

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( City of San Bernardino Flood Safety Plan )

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We’ve launched a financial transparency platform powered by OpenGov that makes it easy to explore how your tax dollars are collected and spent visit to learn more!

( News release )

Wed., February 10, 2016
10:00 AM
  Handicap Accessibility Appeals Board
6:00 PM
  Neighborhood Association Meeting - Ramona-Alessandro
Thu., February 11, 2016
10:00 AM
  Development Review Committee Agendas
3:00 PM
  Library Board of Trustees Board Meeting
6:30 PM
  Neighborhood Association Meeting - Muscupiabe
6:30 PM
  Neighborhood Association Meetings
Fri., February 12, 2016
No entries for this day.
Sat., February 13, 2016
10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
  San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum
Sun., February 14, 2016
No entries for this day.
Mon., February 15, 2016
5:30 PM
  Library Foundation Board Meeting
Tue., February 16, 2016
1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
  Literary Salon
4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
  City Council Meeting
6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
  Terrace West Neighborhood Cluster Association