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.

"Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day" Event

On March 30th, 2011, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced a resolution to honor Veterans’ who served in Vietnam by designating March 30th as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”. So, please join us on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 5:00pm prior to the nights Little League baseball game with a celebration that will include a flag salute, invocation, certificates, singing of the “National Anthem”, “God Bless America”, and a ceremonial first pitch by 4th Ward Councilmember Fred Shorett.
For more information please call (909) 384-5233.

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Ollie McDonald Senior Talent Showcase "Back to the Cabaret"
The City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation and Senior Services
Presents the 27th Annual Ollie McDonald Senior Talent Showcase Back to The Cabaret

This event is an artistic, fun-filled stage production with the ages of the performers ranging from 55 years of age and better. Seniors volunteer their time and talent to honor the memory of local legend Mr. Ollie McDonald who loved to sing and perform.
The showcase will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, April 18th & Sunday, April 19th, 2015, at the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts, 789 North “E” Street in San Bernardino. General admission is $7.00 per person for ages 5 and above.

Tickets are available now! Come and enjoy an afternoon of dance and music with the entire family. All proceeds will benefit senior programs in the City of San Bernardino. For ticket information please call (909) 384-5430 or (909) 384-5436.

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On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 8:00am-5:00pm the Ruben Campos Community Center will be CLOSED due to the maintenance and replacement of a water meter. For more information please contact the center at (909) 384-5421.

Sat., March 28, 2015
All Day Event
  Residential City Clean-up Days
10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
  San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum
10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
  Pet Adoption Fair
Sun., March 29, 2015
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Mon., March 30, 2015
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Tue., March 31, 2015
7:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
  Café Tuesdays
Wed., April 1, 2015
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Thu., April 2, 2015
9:00 AM
  Board of Building Commissioners
10:00 AM
  Development Review Committee Agendas
Fri., April 3, 2015
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