José Antonio Ramírez, Board Member


José Antonio Ramírez has dedicated his life to public service. For 30 years, he has served to improve the economic vitality, strengthen community life, increase educational opportunities and housing affordability for the people and family he serves. Today, José Antonio serves as the City Manager for the City of Livingston.

Driven by a deep sense of compassion and justice, he became the youngest City Manager in the State of California at the age of 28 as the City Manager of Orange Cove. José Antonio has also served as International Affairs Coordinator and Security Engineer and Emergency Management Coordinator for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Fresno.

José Antonio is a Rotary International Scholar, MALDEF alumni and an American Leadership Forum Alumni. He currently serves on the Two Hundred Leadership Council, Fresno Latino Rotary Board, and the Greenlining Institute Board.  He’s the founder of the first Latino Rotary Club in the US (2007) and founding member of the Latino Community Foundation Central Valley Latino Giving Circle.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and a Master’s in Public Administration from California State University, Fresno.