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Willie Rivera - Councilmember

Willie Rivera - Ward 1

Bakersfield City Council
Ward 1

Term Expires: November, 2018
Office: 661-326-3767

Current Service: 

Bakersfield City Councilmember, Ward 1
Elected June, 2013

City Council Committees:

Budget and Finance – Committee Member
Personnel – Committee Member
Safe Neighborhoods and Community Relations – Chair
Joint City-County Standing Committee to Combat Gang Violence – Committee Member

Local Agency Formation Commission – City Representative
League of California Cities Latino Caucus – Central Valley Regional Representative
League of California Cities South San Joaquin Valley Division – Kern County Representative


In June of 2013, Councilmember Willie Rivera became the youngest elected City Councilmember in Bakersfield’s history. Since being sworn in, he has made infrastructure investment, community development and public safety top priorities on the Bakersfield City Council. Councilmember Rivera currently serves as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and as a member of the Safe Neighborhoods Committee, Community Services Committee and the Joint City-County Standing Committee to Combat Gang Violence. Councilmember Rivera proudly calls Southeast Bakersfield his home and is honored to represent the hardworking residents of Bakersfield City Council Ward 1.