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Mayor Bonnie Wright (District 4)
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Personal Bio

Bonnie Wright has served on the Hemet City Council since 2012. Bonnie was re-elected to Council in 2016 when serving as Mayor and again since 2018. Originally from Michigan she moved to San Diego County in 1973 later moving to Hemet in 1983 with her husband David and two sons. She owned and operated a successful full service optical business in Hemet for 20 years. She later worked for a member of Congress and currently is employed as a Grant & Loan Manager for a public utility. She held key positions on several non-profit boards that included Chairman of the Hemet San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce, President of the Hemet Kiwanis, Valley Economic Development Corp and several other local service organizations. Her past recognitions include, Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and Kiwanis International Distinguished Presidents Award.

She is dedicated to keeping Public Safety levels of service high as a priority for both police and fire and keeping our citizens safe.

Partial List of Committee Assignments and Liaison Assignments (Past /Present)

  • Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) Vice Chair
  • Riverside Count Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA)
  • Southern California Council of Governments Environment & Energy Policy Committee
  • Hemet Housing Authority
  • League of California Cities- Energy Committee
  • Special Events Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Ramona Bowl Amphitheater Alternate Liaison
  • Skate Park Ad-hoc Committee
  • Homeless Task Force
  • Western Community Energy- Board Member
  • CDBG Ad-Hoc Committee

Partial List of Community Involvement (Past/Present)

  • City Councilwoman, City of Hemet, 2012 – Present
  • Therapeutic Handi-capable Equestrians Center, (T.H.E) 2007 – Present
  • Soroptimist International  of Hemacinto – Past
  • Riverside County Youth Museum – Vice Chair –Past
  • Kiwanis Club of Hemet- Past Chairman
  • Kiwanis Club of West Hemet –Past Chairman
  • Valley Economic Development Corp- Past Vice Chair
  • Hemet San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce – Past Chairman

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