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Biography

Jim Perry was elected to serve as the Council Member for Ward 6 in June 2013. He is currently serving his third term in elective office. In his first two elections, he received over 60% of the vote. He ran unopposed in his recent 2021 election.

Jim has over 30 years of public service experience. He started his law enforcement career with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department. He worked a majority of his career with the Fountain Valley Police Department. Jim worked his way through various assignments and promotions. In 2008, he retired at the rank of lieutenant.

Jim has been a resident of Riverside for close to 30 years. He and his wife, Kathie, live in La Sierra South. They have raised two adult children, both of whom graduated from the Alvord Unified School District. They have five grandchildren which includes a set of twins.

He has focused and committed much of his time and attention on improving the quality of life within the individual neighborhoods located in Ward 6. This includes needed infrastructure, roadway maintenance and working collaboratively with the Alvord Unified School District on numerous youth programs.

Jim continues to work with multiple public and private partners in bringing economic development opportunities to the Ward so the community, and the residents, can thrive and be successful.


Jim Perry fue elegido para servir como Miembro del Consejo del Distrito 6 en junio de 2013. Actualmente está cumpliendo su tercer término en esta posición electoral. En sus dos primeras elecciones, obtuvo más del 60% de los votos. Se postuló sin oposición en su reciente elección de 2021.

Jim tiene más de 30 años de experiencia en el servicio público. Él comenzó su carrera policial en el Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Clara. Trabajó la mayor parte de su carrera en el Departamento de Policía de Fountain Valley. Jim se abrió camino a través de diversas tareas y promociones. En 2008, se retiró en la posición de teniente.

Jim ha sido un residente de Riverside cercas de 30 años. Él y su esposa, Kathie, viven en la Sierra Sur. Han criado a dos hijas adultas, graduadas por el Distrito Escolar Unificado Alvord. Tienen cinco nietos que incluye un par de gemelos.

Ha concentrado y dedicado gran parte de su tiempo y atención en mejorar la calidad de vida en los vecindarios individuales ubicados dentro del Distrito 6. Esto incluye la infraestructura necesaria, el mantenimiento de carreteras y el trabajo en colaboración con el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord en numerosos programas para jóvenes.

Jim continúa trabajando con múltiples socios públicos y privados para brindar oportunidades de desarrollo económico al Distrito para que la comunidad y los residentes puedan prosperar y tener éxito.

Jim Perry has brought energetic representation to Ward 6 while preserving our quality of life. Job creation and employment opportunities within Ward 6 and the city as a whole are a top priority. Council Member Perry is a strong advocate for first-class education including CTE programs; he would like to continue building communication between the City and Alvord Unified, Riverside Unified and our local colleges and universities. Safe streets has been the #1 concern of residents of Ward 6 and Council Member Perry. He plans to take on numerous projects during his term to address the issues of street repairs and crime in the area.

Ward 6 has a bright future ahead and it is Jim Perry’s goal to bring a fresh new look to this area.


Jim Perry ha traído representación energética al Distrito 6 con esfuerzo a preservar la calidad de vida. La creación de empleo y las oportunidades de empleo dentro de la Distrito 6 y la ciudad es su prioridad. Concejal Perry es un firme defensor de buena educación incluyendo programas de cte, le gustaría continuar comunicación entre el Distrito Escolar Unificado Alvord, Distrito Escolar Unificado Riverside y nuestros colegios/universidades locales. Calles seguras ha sido la preocupación #1 de los residentes del Distrito 6 y tambien del Concejal Perry. El planea tomar varios proyectos durante su mandato para abordar las cuestiones de reparación en calles y la delincuencia en la zona.

Distrito 6 tiene un futuro brillante por delante. Es el objetivo de Jim Perry de traer una nueva vista fresca a esta área.

Accomplishments

  • Funding Secured for Camp Anza Project
  • Bryant Park Improvements
  • Street Improvements including Van Buren Avenue & La Sierra Avenue
  • SmartRiverside brought to Ward 6
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Program at AUSD
  • Reduced Graffiti Calls/Reports from over 800 to under 150 (monthly)
  • Promoted 311: Reports in Wards 6 ( > 3,000 monthly reports)
  • Neighborhood Livability Program
  • Minimized High Density in Ward 6
  • A Foundation for Kids: over 150 books delivered to AUSD schools
  • Summer Food Program at Bryant Park
  • Riverside School of the Arts Ballet Program at Arlanza Community Center
  • Supports Arlanza Community Garden
  • H.O.P.E. Program at Norte Vista
  • Mayor’s Night Out in Ward 6
  • Walk with the Mayor at the Arlanza Community Garden
  • Read with the Mayor at Arlanza Library
  • Street Improvement throughout La Sierra South
  • Completion of Bryant Park Improvements
  • Completion of Jones Avenue Improvement
  • Completion of Tyler Street Widening
  • Completion of California Avenue Improvement
  • Numerous neighborhood streets
  • Books Con Amigos annual event
  • Las Posadas de Riverside event
  • Latina Government Day Spanish Forum
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Mi Arlanza Mural
  • Facilitated a produce martket between Feeding America and Arlanza Elementary School

Participant

  • Arlington Business Partnership
  • AUSD Strategic Planning Committee
  • AUSD Board Meetings City Updates
  • Career Day at Loma Vista
  • Chili Cook-off Volunteer
  • ELAC at Norte Vista
  • Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce
  • Latino Network
  • L.A.N.A./RRR Updates
  • M.A.S.- Mujeres Activas en la Salud
  • National Night Out
  • Norte Vista Parent Group
  • Padres Unidos
  • 100 Mile Club at Collett
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Solander Group
  • Read Across America at Myra Lynn Elementary School
  • Read Across America at Collett Elementary School
  • Riverside’s Champion Council
  • Riverside Neighborhood Partnership
  • Taking it to the Streets at Wells Middle School
  • Ward 6 Neighborhood Watch Meetings
  • YEMP Arizona Middle School
  • YEMP Wells Middle School
  • Alvord Cares
  • Riverside Arts Academy

Support/Advocate for Outreach:

  • Affordable veteran housing/Camp Anza Project
  • Arlanza Community Garden funds for drainage system
  • City refund on Street Lights Assessment
  • City refund on Utility User Tax
  • Norte Vista Cal-S.A.F.E. (California School Age Families Education Program)
  • Norte Vista High School Success Project
  • S.H.A.R.E.
  • SmartRiverside
  • Support of Public Safety Engagement Team (PSET)
  • Supports Riverside Youth Judo Club
  • Supports HOPE Youth Leadership Program (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality)
  • Supports Arlanza Family Health Clinic
  • Supports numerous AUSD Athletics Activities
  • Alvord Cares
  • Arlanza Boxing Club
  • Riverside Police Explorers Post 714