Ward 7

council member

Steve Hemenway

Ward 7

Council Assistants

Lizeth Vega
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Linda Lagunas
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Steve Hemenway was elected to Riverside’s City Council on November 5, 2019. Calling Riverside home for more than two decades, he believes our values of community, service to others, and hard work are what make us strong.

Steve is the Finance Director for La Sierra University Church and an Adjunct Instructor at La Sierra University. Prior to joining La Sierra University Church in 2014, he worked at the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce as the Communications & Marketing Manager, and at La Sierra University as Associate Chaplain. Steve holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, Master of Arts in School Counseling, and Master of Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Finance and Accounting from La Sierra University.

With a passion for helping communities thrive, Steve has been involved with multiple non-profit agencies and community organizations. He has served the past four years on the Board of 211 Community Connect; two years as the Board Chair. Steve was also part of the creation and implementation of the Riverside’s Social Work Intern program, now called the Love Your Neighbor Collaborative, where students engage and help provide services to those experiencing housing insecurities and other vulnerabilities.

Steve is committed to working together with the residents of Ward 7 and those throughout the City to create strong, healthy, and thriving neighborhoods.

Coming Soon

City Council Policy Committees

  • Finance Committee  - Chair
  • Mobility and Infrastructure Committee  - Vice Chair
  • Economic Development Committee  - Member

Regional Organizations/Committees