Open For Business
Join Mayor Acquanetta Warren as she explores Fontana’s local businesses to showcase their products and services.
Acquanetta Warren was sworn in as Fontana’s first female and first African- American Mayor in December, 2010, and was re-elected in 2014. She was appointed to the Fontana City Council as a City Council Member on December 17, 2002, and was re-elected in 2004 and 2008. Mayor Warren’s term will expire in 2018.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Warren served as Co-Chairperson of the City of Fontana General Plan Advisory Committee and Chairperson of the Citizen Village of Heritage Development Landscape Committee.
Mayor Warren has focused her administration on promoting the City as “Open for Business” increasing jobs and sales tax. She is striving to improve public safety, public education and the strengthening of city neighborhoods. In 2013, Fontana was named as one of the top 20 safest communities in the entire country.
In 2011, Mayor Warren started a television show titled “Fontana is Open For Business”. “Open For Business” showcases local businesses and the services they offer. Programs such as this are designed to assist local businesses in marketing their services. Recently, these efforts were recognized with the City being ranked 4th in the State of California in five-year annual growth of retail sales.
Mayor Warren has worked with local Mayors to stop the raiding of funds by the state with the elimination of RDA and Courtroom Closures. She is also a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). She is a member of the Educational Task Force of the (USCM), recognizing the need to improve the educational level for all students and preparing them for the future jobs brought to Fontana.
In 2012, Fontana began construction of three interchanges to accommodate the over 200,000 residents and the growth of the goods movement throughout the Inland Empire. These interchanges that represent more than $150 million in investment will create many opportunities for the City.
Mayor Warren is the founder of the Healthy Fontana Program, which is now an example of teaching residents healthy lifestyles throughout the state. Ms. Warren has received numerous recognitions and received several awards for her efforts to increase healthy lifestyles for all citizens throughout the Inland Empire, as founder of the Healthy Fontana Program. In 2015, Mayor Warren was awarded the prestigious Health Champion Award for Southern California Elected Officials from the California Center for Public Health.
From 1991 to March 2015, she was employed by the City of Upland. She worked as Deputy Director of Public Works. As the Deputy in charge of infrastructure maintenance, she handled landscaping, streets, parks, storm drains, trees, sidewalks, fleet and facilities. She joined the City of Upland as a consultant for the Neighborhood Restoration Program, and later became a City employee in Fire, Building, Police, Code Enforcement, and Integrated Waste Management Departments.
Mayor Warren is a member of the Street Tree Seminar, Inc., Maintenance Superintendents Association, and League of California Cities. Previously, she worked in banking as Vice President/Group Product Manager for Cash Management Services. Ms. Warren also worked for the City of Los Angeles 8th District Councilman Robert Farrell and Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in Community Services, focusing on the delivery of city/county services for youth and seniors.
Mayor Warren has served on various Council Subcommittees such as Water/Recycled Water Projects and Development Processing for New Communities. Also, Mayor Warren currently serves as a Fire Commissioner for the newly formed San Bernardino County Fire Department, Fontana Fire Protection District and represents Fontana at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency Policy Committee. She has been granted an Honorary Doctors Degree in Theology from Next Dimension Bible College.
Mayor Warren has past served on numerous boards and commissions, including the State Park Commission, Casa Colina Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Directors, and the Upland YMCA Board of Directors.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Urban Studies from Occidental College. Warren is a member of Water of Life Community Church and has three children and one grandchild.
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