City of Fontana
Acquanetta Warren is mayor of the City of Fontana. She focuses her administrations on bolstering economic development, creating educational opportunities, improving public safety, and advocating for a healthier community. During her eight years as a councilwoman and third term as mayor, she has spearheaded significant economic growth and infrastructure improvement initiatives, positioning Fontana as a supply chain hub that provides critical goods and services to businesses in the United States and throughout the world. In 2017 Fontana was ranked fourth in California in the five-year annual growth of retail sales. She has received numerous recognitions and several awards for her efforts on health education, including the Helen Putnam Award of Excellence in 2019 and 2008, the Health Champion Award for Southern California Elected Officials from the California Center for Public Health in 2017, and the California Health & Public Advocacy Health Champion Award in 2015. She serves on a number of boards and committees, including the advisory board with the US Conference of Mayors; the state treasurer’s Housing, Economic Development, Jobs, and Opportunity Zone Ad Hoc Committee; the Southern California Association of Governments Community, Economic, and Human Development Committee; and the League of California Cities Public Safety Task Force. She was appointed to the Fontana City Council for three terms, beginning in 2002. Previously she served as co-chairperson of the City of Fontana General Plan Advisory Committee and chairperson of the Citizen Village of Heritage Development Landscape Committee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science/urban studies from Occidental College and an honorary doctorate degree in theology from Next Dimension Bible College.