Acquanetta Warren, Mayor
Mayor and City Council
Acquanetta Warren was elected as the City of Fontana’s first female and African American Mayor in December 2010 and re-elected in 2018. Since taking office, Mayor Warren has and continues to be a strong advocate for economic development, jobs, affordable housing, public safety, a healthier community and fiscal integrity. Under the Mayor’s stewardship, the City of Fontana was named the fourth Most Prosperous City in the U.S. (with a population over 100,000), as well as the Most Prosperous City in California from RentCafé. This acknowledgment followed the 2017 Fiscal Times’ rating of Fontana as one of the financially strongest cities in the nation.
From the day the Mayor was inaugurated, she has emphasized that Fontana is “Open for Business” and works directly with the Fontana Chamber of Commerce to support the needs of the business community. This effort was rewarded in 2017 with the city being ranked fourth in California in the five-year annual growth of retail sales. During Mayor Warren’s time on the City Council, there has been significant economic growth and infrastructure improvements including - four reconstructed freeway interchanges resulting in reduced traffic congestion, safer streets and an ease of facilitating the movement of goods through San Bernardino County’s “Inland Empire.” In order to continue this economic growth, Mayor Warren began the “Mayor’s Manufacturing Council,” which saw more than 500 women attend the first annual Inland Empire Women in Manufacturing event.
Mayor Warren’s past service includes various council subcommittees and boards and commissions, such as Water/Recycled Water Projects and Development Processing for New Communities, the State Park Commission, Casa Colina Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Directors and the Upland YMCA Board of Directors.