Jesse Armendarez, Mayor Pro Tem
Jesse Armendarez, a lifetime resident of the City of Fontana, was elected to the Fontana City Council in November 2016. His current term will expire in November 2020.
Councilmember Armendarez is committed to protecting the city's quality of life and keeping neighborhoods safe and well maintained. He supports the expansion of local companies and is actively pursuing new businesses to bring in needed jobs and tax revenues. He strives to keep Fontana as one of the best cities to raise a family by fostering community and working in partnership with schools and civic organizations.
He has served the City of Fontana as a Planning Commissioner and as a Fontana Unified School District Board District member. He currently serves as Chair on the Inland Empire Utilities Agency Policy Committee where he represents Fontana on policy issues about sewer, wastewater and recycling programs and is also the Vice Chair of the Housing Authority and Industrial Development Authority.
Councilmember Armendarez has extensive community service throughout the city. He is Past President and on the Board of Directors for the Fontana Rotary Club, and is a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member. He is a member of the Fontana Chamber of Commerce and the Water of Life Church is now his church home.
Councilmember Armendarez has been recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Realtors as one of the "Top 250" Hispanic Realtors in the United States and is a Board Member for the Inland Valley Association of Realtors.
As of January 2018, Councilmember Armendarez will serve as of a Director for the California Association of Realtors and as the Board of Directors for Inland Valley Association of Realtors.
Mr. Armendarez was born and raised in Fontana and graduated with the very first class of A. B Miller High School. He is a husband, father and Fontana Real Estate Agent.