City Council

Ward 7 - John Burnard

John Burnard - Ward 7 Ward 7 Ward 7 Councilmember Burnard welcomes your ideas and input regarding issues facing the Seventh Ward of the City of Riverside. You can call him at (951) 826-5991 or E-Mail him at


John Burnard represents Riverside’s 7th Ward on the Riverside City Council. John is committed to making Riverside’s neighborhoods and families safer, providing adequate city services while keeping the budget balanced, and ensuring that open space and rural areas are protected from overdevelopment.

John and his wife Kathy have been residents of La Sierra for 27 years. The Burnard’s have two sons, Michael and Brian.

John grew up in Orange County, California and moved to Riverside in 1988. He has worked in pest control for over 35 years. John’s expertise led him to serve on the Pest Control Committee that helped write the Healthy Schools Act which protects California’s children from exposure to harmful pesticides while at school.

John has been active with the youth of our community, volunteering with Boy Scouts, AYSO, La Sierra Little League and the Riverside Rams. Additionally, John has been involved with Riverside Recreational Trails, B.O.M.A., Riverside Recovery, and A Salute to Veterans Parade.

John started a regional working group to discover and develop opportunities to restore the Wildlife Ponds at Hidden Valley Wildlife Park. Members include community service districts, elected officials and other stakeholders.

John may be reached at or (951) 826-5991.

Programs & Projects

  • Resurfacing of streets in La Sierra Hills
  • Tree Trimming in Public Right of Way
  • Trail Maps and Safe Routes to Schools in La Sierra Acres
  • 40th Anniversary Celebration of La Sierra Library- March, 2016
  • Hole Lake Clean-Up- June, 2016
  • National Night Out Kick-Off Event- July, 2016
  • Love Riverside Serve Day Project at Meridian Gardens of Riverside- October, 2016
  • Acoustic Improvements at La Sierra Senior Center- November, 2016
  • Sidewalk Improvements to Sylvan Drive- Coming Soon
  • La Sierra Park ADA Pathway- Coming Soon
  • A Day in the Park- Coming Soon
  • Development of Five Points
  • Hole Lake Revitalization and Projects

  • City of Riverside Airport Commissioner, 2002-2009
  • Boy Scout Troop 156, Parent Advisor
  • Riverside Recreational Trails, Member
  • Building Owner and Management Association, Board of Directors
  • Continuum of Care Board of Governance, Board Member
  • Hidden Valley Wetlands Work Group, Member

  • Career Day at Rutland Elementary School
  • Career Day at Rosemary Kennedy Elementary School
  • A Salute to Veterans Parade
  • Regatta for Riverside Community Sailing Program
  • Student Council Activities with Twinhill Elementary Student Council
  • National Night Out
  • National Walk to School Day
  • Pastries with Parsons at Twinhill Elementary School
  • Riverwalk Master HOA Site Walk Meetings
  • Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful Beautification Projects
  • Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce
  • Police and Clergy Meetings
  • Ward 7 Neighborhood Watch Meetings
  • La Sierra High School Business Academy Mentor Activities
  • Senior Safety Meetings in Ward 7
  • Santa Ana Trail River Trail and Parkway Partnership Policy Advisory Group
  • Hosts Quarterly Ward 7 Community Meetings at La Sierra Senior Center

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Boards, Committees, Commissions

City Council Policy Committees
Regional Organization/Committees
  • Regional Advisory Committee for Sewage Treatment Plant -Alternate.

Agendas Minutes
Elections Reports

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