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Interdisciplinary South 1113

Riverside, CA 92521

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The SPP Seminar Series continues with Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren.

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Civic Engagement

Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren

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INTS 1113 is located at https://campusmap.ucr.edu/?loc=INTS.

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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.

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.

Realizing that a strong economy requires a healthy community, Ms. Warren founded the award-winning program, Healthy Fontana. The program promotes an active community lifestyle and teaches smart nutrition choices. In 2016, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) named the City of Fontana the number one mid-sized city in the nation for eliminating childhood obesity.

Mayor Warren earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Urban Studies from Occidental College and an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Theology from Next Dimension Bible College. Warren is a member of Water of Life Community Church and has three children and two grandchildren.

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