Monthly Third District Update

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Supervisor Washington

From the Desk of

Chuck Washington

Dear Third District Resident,

I would like to begin this letter with welcoming our two new staff members recently brought on to the Third District team. In February, we had the privilege of welcoming Legislative Assistant, Alex Teahen, and Board Assistant Jandi Aguilar.

Alex is responsible for our human health division within the Third District office, as well as she performs as the community liaison for the city of Temecula and the communities of De Luz and La Cresta. Jandi is responsible for our office’s internal services, animal services and utilities divisions where she also acts as a community liaison for Murrieta, Wildomar, East Hemet and Valle Vista regions respectively. We are excited to have two new team members and are confident they will perform exceptionally, as we are eager to embrace their future accomplishments.

Furthermore, as March is acknowledged as Women’s History Month, we would like to highlight the 2023 Riverside County Woman of the Year Inspiration Awards. As each Supervisorial District is responsible for nominating one woman per district, we have taken the honor of electing Shawn Sorensen as the Third District Woman of the Year Nominee. Riverside County created the Women’s Inspiration Awards to celebrate the social and economic accomplishments of women throughout our county. Specifically, this year we are aiming to honor women who have put their community first through innovation, efforts to bring social and economic change, and overall diligence to create a better community.

We are honored and proud to acknowledge that Shawn has all these admirable qualities and more as she has dedicated and invested over the past ten years in community engagement and social impact. Congratulations to Shawn Sorensen as the Third District Woman of the Year!

Sincere regards,

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Daisy Walk for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention

Save the date for March 25th between 9:00am – 11:00am for the self-guided charity walk to openly share resources with people of all ages and backgrounds regarding efforts to prevent suicide in the military and veteran community. The walk will begin at Murrieta Valley High School at 42200 Nighthawk Way, Murrieta, CA 92562 as the destination is the Town Square Park and Amphitheater at 11 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562. We encourage you all to come out and join this great cause!

Student Internship

Youth Advisory Council Internship Recruitment

The Third District Staff is looking for a candidate for the opportunity to serve as the Youth Advisory Council Coordinator. The tasks of the position are to mentor high school aged youth, and coordinate and oversee all aspects of the Youth Advisory Council program within the Third District.

For more information or to apply, please visit:

St. Patrick's Day Dog

St. Pawtrick’s Day Free Pet Adoption Event

Dozens of pets are looking for a forever home at the St. Pawtrick’s Day FREE pet adoption event planned from 10:00AM – 4:00PM on Saturday, March 11 at the Western Riverside City and County animal shelter, located at 6851 Van Buren Boulevard, in Jurupa Valley. Held in partnership with the Helpful Honda Dealers, the event invites all residents to take advantage of FREE adoptions of shelter animals. Festivities include a photo booth to capture those new pet family photos, free dog toys, ID tags and travel water bowls.

For more information about how you can support and make a difference in the animal community, visit

Supervisor Washington at the White House

National Association of Counties

Last month, I joined my fellow officers from the California State Association of Counties as we met with several national legislators on Capitol Hill and Federal agency officials to address several county priorities including homelessness, housing and safety net services that only counties provide. It is an honor to be in this role and ensure that Riverside County’s voice is heard across the nation.

Blue Zones February Keynote

Community Highlight: Blue Zones Initiative

In February, the Third District office joined Riverside University Health System’s Public Health team and the Blue Zones Initiative for a community assessment conducted at the French Valley Library. The goal of the Blue Zone project is to make it accessible for French Valley residents to make healthy choices through community improvements such as street and park designs, public policy and social improvement. The meeting was incredibly insightful and assessment results will be available for review in the Spring of which my office and I look forward to.

School Supplies

Student Services Resource Fair

Join Temecula Valley Unified School District on Wednesday, March 22nd beginning at 1:30PM until 4:30PM for the Student Services Open House and Resource Fair. This will be held at the Temecula Valley School District office at 31350 Rancho Vista Road. Parents, students, teachers, staff and community members are welcomed to attend as there will be student artwork for display, activities, and community resources and information.

Community Highlight: Third District Woman of the Year

As previously mentioned, Shawn Sorensen has been elected as the 2023 Riverside County Woman of the Year Third District Nominee. We are privileged to honor her as our nominee as her vast investment in economic and social impact is intensely impressive. Shawn has served on a multitude of boards where she has advocated to fundraise and support a plethora of charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Animal Friends of the Valley, Michelle’s Place and many more. She is truly innovative in the realm of cultivating economic and social impact as she begins with investing in the community through starting with donating a portion of the proceeds of each transaction of her company to support local charities.

Once again, congratulations to the Third District’s Woman of the Year, Shawn Sorensen!

Shawn Sorensen WOTY

Grand Jury in Court

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.

Rain on Umbrella

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

In the Community

In the Community

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 (