Meet Supervisor John Tavaglione
John Tavaglione was elected to represent the Second Supervisorial District on November 7, 1994, and was sworn into office on January 3, 1995. The Second District includes the unincorporated communities of Coronita, El Cerrito, Home Gardens, Highgrove and the cities of Corona, Eastvale, Norco, Jurupa Valley and the western half of the City of Riverside, excluding the La Sierra Area. Supervisor Tavaglione is currently in his eighteenth year of office.
John has presided as Chairman of the Board four times during his tenure. In 2002, he was Chairman of the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC). In February 2002, he was appointed by State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Ronald George, to the 19 member State of California Probation Services Task Force. He also served sixteen years as a member of Riverside County's Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). In January of 2002, John was appointed to the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), an agency that serves the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families populations in the Riverside/San Bernardino County Region. John is also a member of the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) Board of Directors, and is a board member on the Riverside Conservation Agency (RCA). Supervisor Tavaglione was a member of the statewide Court Facilities Dispute Resolution Committee (CFDRC), until completing their five year mission in 2010. Supervisor Tavaglione has been a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for the past 14 years, and was elected by California's 58 counties in 2010-2011 to serve as President of the Association.
John is a fourth generation resident of Riverside County and has dedicated much of his life to improving the Inland Empire Region. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, he served on the Riverside City Council and was a member of the Riverside Public Utilities Commission. His professional career spanned nearly 25 years as a commercial real estate executive. John received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California Baptist University.
As a member of the Board of Supervisors, John has been credited for his leadership in regional transportation issues, community and economic development and for his strong fiscal and organizational management. Supervisor Tavaglione is dedicated to improving the economic and social future for the residents of Riverside County and the Inland Empire Region.
As an advocate for youth, John is a strong supporter of collaborative programs that provide educational and growth opportunities for the County's youth population. Supervisor Tavaglione is a Board Member of Greater Riverside Dollars for Scholars and past President of the Southern California Dollars for Scholars Governing Board. John and his wife Jan have helped to send hundreds of students to college, by hosting an annual fundraiser where all proceeds go towards scholarships for graduating high school seniors in his district.
John and Jan have two children, Heidi and Chris, a daughter-in-law, Jennifer, granddaughter, Madelon Rose and grandson William Christopher. John and Jan reside in Riverside with their dogs Rosie and Ralphie. His hobbies are woodworking and singing/performing with his 60’s classic rock group, The Legendary Mustangs. John is a proud U.S. Army veteran and enjoys babysitting and spending time with his grandchildren.
Supervisor Tavaglione's Committee Membership
California State Association of Governments (CSAC)
Coachella Valley Association of Governments
Coachella Valley Conservation Commission
Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee
Inland Empire Health Plan
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
National Association of Counties (NACO)
Orange County Corridors Committee
Riverside County Integrated Plan(RCIP)
Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
Riverside County Transportation Commission- Executive Committee
Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
Surplus Property Commission
Urban Counties Caucus
Waste Resources Management District
Western Riverside Council of Governments
Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority