Councilman Damon L. Alexander, Th.M, MPA was elected to the City Council Seventh Ward seat on November 3rd, 2020. Taking on leadership roles isn’t new to the Councilman, prior to running for office, the Councilman served in the community in several governance capacities. He was the Chairman of the City of San Bernardino’s Public Safety and Human Relations Commission, Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Marijuana, as well as the President of the North End Neighborhood Association (NENA).
Councilman Alexander was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. He graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He is also a graduate of Harvard University Leadership Institute and the U.S. Marine Corps Leadership Academy.
Councilman Alexander wants accountability of the council for his constituents in the Seventh Ward and the city. His top priorities include the following: addressing homeless issue, public safety, reengaging the Highland & 40th Street Business Corridors, the repairing of our roadways and updating city lights.
He seeks to empower the citizens of San Bernardino through City commissions, boards, and public forums. He wants to streamline the new business process by making it more efficient as well as create a business climate that is more inviting. Councilman Alexander serves as an alternate on the San Bernardino County Transit Authority (SBCTA).
His community involvement includes but not limited to being the founding President of the 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire. Past 25th District Commander (San Bernardino County) of the American Legion, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., as well as on the Board of Directors for the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra.