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Supervisor Washington

From the Desk of

Chuck Washington

Dear Third District Resident,  

Black History Month is a time to highlight the central role of African Americans and celebrate their achievements. Since 1976, every United States President has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Beginning in 1915, prominent figures like Harvard alumni and historian Carter G. Woodson and Minister Jesse E. Moorland founded an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other peoples of African descent. This organization is known today as the Association for the Study of African Americans History, who sponsored a national history week coinciding with Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass’ birthdays on the second week of February. This very event is what inspired communities across the nation to organize celebrations and educate themselves on the contributions of African Americans.  

Sincere regards, 

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First CSAC Exec Meeting of 2023

First CSAC Executive Meeting 

In January, I led the first California State Association of Counties Executive Committee meeting of the year. We discussed the Governor’s proposed January budget with the Director of the State Department of Finance. As always, I am thankful for the opportunity to represent the County of Riverside and ensure that we have a seat at the table of such important occasions for advocacy.  

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Riverside County’s Early Childhood Education Investment 

During our January 24th board meeting, my colleagues and I voted to invest $8 million in our next generation and the unsung heroes who work to help them develop. Early childhood education is one of my top priorities, and through this investment, payments will go to early childhood educators to invest in their facilities and staff. It is a win for our kids, our care providers, and working families. 

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Civil Grand Juror Application 

The Riverside County Superior Court is now accepting applications from qualified citizens interested in being nominated to serve as civil grand jurors for the time period July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, investigating the operations of county government, researching matters of civic concern, and inquiring into public offenses. The application can be found at and are due by April 3, 2023. If you are interested, we encourage you to apply! 

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DCSS Open Saturday 

Riverside County’s Department of Child Support Services is having an open Saturday event on February 11th between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Virtual and in-person appointments are available, and walk-ins are also welcome to attend. We encourage you to attend if you seek assistance with establishing and modifying child support, paying back child support, have questions or would like to be informed about community resources available.  

To make an appointment, visit their website at and click “appointments” at the top of their page.  

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Riverside County Woman of the Year Award 

Riverside County will be honoring a selected candidate in light of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023 for the Women’s Inspiration Award organized to celebrate women’s social and economic accomplishments throughout our county. Ideal candidates are women who consistently put their community first through innovation, efforts to bring social and economic change, and diligence to create a better society. 

Each Supervisorial District will select winners within Riverside County and the presentation will be held on March 7, 2023 at the Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting at 4080 Lemon Street, 1st floor, Suite 127, Riverside, CA 92501. Visit our district website to access the nomination application for submission. Please submit nomination applications to or call (951) 955-1030 if you have any questions.  

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The PACT Act and VA Benefits 

Are you a veteran who was exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, or other toxic substances? If so, you may be eligible for expanded VA health care and benefits as a result of the PACT Act. This new law adds to the list of health conditions that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may presume are caused by exposure to such substances. In turn of this, it will help generations of Veterans with deserved care and benefits.  

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National Association of Counties 

Last month I attended the National Council of Counties Presidents and Executives meeting hosted by the National Association of Counties. This was a great opportunity to speak with individuals serving on the federal level about County policy priorities. 

Childrens Activities

First 5: Day of the Young Child 

Save the date for First 5’s resource fair, “Day of the Young Child”, on Saturday, March 11th between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Coachella’s Veteran Park. This fun-filled event will include activities for children, entertainment, special guests, resources and more!  

For more information, please contact Rhonda Thomas at (951) 778-5003 or at . 


RTA: The Sustainable Service Plan 

Riverside Transit Agency wants to hear from you about their proposed service changes! Learn more about the Sustainable Service plan and complete their survey through their scheduled virtual meetings occurring between January 31st – February 24th. 

For more information, visit . 

Umbrella in Rain

REMINDER: Warm Center Locations 

An important reminder to all that as temperatures begin to fall, Riverside County Community Action Partnership opens warm center locations during the winter season between December 1st, 2022 – March 31st, 2023.  

To find a warm center near you, please visit 

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Riverside County COVID-19 Resources 

Help keep our community safe by getting your COVID-19 vaccines. To make an appointment call 211, visit, or call (800) 945-6171 to schedule with a community health center. If you are unable to leave your home for medical reasons, you can be vaccinated from the comfort of your home by calling (833) 422-4255 or visiting If you recently tested positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for monoclonal antibody treatment. For more information, please call the RUHS Medical Center at (951) 486-6520.     

Regular updates on the county’s COVID-19 cases are posted at, on Facebook at @countyriversidedepartmentofpublichealth, and on Twitter at @RivCoDoc. For state updates, visit, and for national updates, visit 

Riverside University Healthcare System has COVID-19 bivalent booster shots available. We encourage you to protect yourself and your family by updating your COVID-19 booster and scheduling an appointment today! 

Contact Us 

We are pleased to offer in-person services Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at our French Valley Office at the French Valley Airport (37600 Sky Canyon Drive, Murrieta) or by appointment at our Valle Vista Office inside the Valle Vista Sheriff’s Station (43950 Acacia Avenue, Hemet). Please contact our office before your visit by calling (951) 955-1030 or emailing For regular Third District updates, visit our Facebook (@supervisorchuckwashington), Instagram (@supervisorchuckwashington), Twitter (@SupWashington), and website (