RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez has made history in Riverside County — on two fronts. Perez is the first Latino on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and now is the first chair of the Board of Latino heritage.

Perez joined the Board of Supervisors in 2017 and was elected to a full four-year term in 2018. He has been a tireless advocate for veterans and veteran services. Perez, a Democrat, has earned the respect of constituents in both major political parties.

Perez’s colleagues selected him to serve as chair of the Board of Supervisors for 2020.

“It is an honor and blessing not only for me to be here as the Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor, but to lead the County of Riverside, where I was born, grew up, raised my family and continue to live,” Supervisor Perez said in a prepared statement. “I appreciate the support and faith of my fellow supervisors in selecting me as Board chair for 2020 and commit to working hard for all our communities.”

In opening the meeting, Perez pointed to homelessness as a top priority for the Board to address in the coming year, along with associated concerns of affordable housing, behavioral health services and issues surrounding addiction. He also seeks to hone in on advancing Riverside County to make it the county of choice and the leader of all counties throughout the State of California.

Riverside County Second District Supervisor Karen Spiegel will serve in the post of vice chair.

Regular board meetings are held on Tuesday, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors Chambers in the Riverside County Administration Center in Riverside, 4080 Lemon St. The meetings can be viewed online as live webcasts and as Facebook live broadcasts via the Facebook page “Riverside County Clerk of the Board.”

Perez represents the Fourth District and Riverside County on a number of committees, boards and commissions. A full list can be found on his Web site. In addition to these boards and commissions, Perez serves on Gov. Newsom’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors, representing Riverside County and the Inland Empire.

Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County as the Fourth District Supervisor. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the Fourth District is the largest geographical district in the county.


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