District 5

Council Member - John EchevarriaJohn R. Echevarria

Council Member

City of Colton
650 N. La Cadena Drive
Colton, CA 92324

Office: (909) 370-5056
Fax: (909) 370-5192
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Council 1st Term: December 2020 to December 2022

John R. Echevarria was elected as the Council Member of District 5 in December 2020. He has been a resident of Colton for over 25 years.  Echevarria received his Associate's degree in Administration of Justice from San Bernardino Valley College, his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from California State University San Bernardino, and his Master's degree in Public Administration from California Baptist University.  Echevarria is a certified Spanish interpreter who is qualified to read, write, speak and understand Spanish fluently.  His public service campaign began at the age of 18 when he became a police cadet with the City of Upland and at the age of 21 a police officer. He subsequently transferred over to become a police officer with the City of San Bernardino, where he currently serves the public in the Community Affairs Division.  He has previously served on Colton Planning Commission for the City-at-Large.  Council Member Echevarria represents the City of Colton by being a member of several local/regional boards and committees which include: 

  • Board of Directors at the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation
  • Member of Reche Canyon Traffic Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Member of the Colton Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Kiwanis International Service Club
  • San Bernardino County/Riverside County Bi-County North/South Corridor
  • Solid Waste Advisory Task Force
  • Animal Care Service Committee
  • Business Dev. and Retention Committee
  • Military Banner Committee 
  • Prop. 64 AUMA Committee


As Council Member representing District 5 and the City of Colton, some of Echevarria’s goals and objectives include:

  • Enhance our Public Safety so as to attract new businesses to our City
  • Sharpen our Customer Service skills with all City employees to improve communication
  • Ensure our Community Success by keeping Colton residents Informed, Included, and Involved
  • Treat everyone with respect and dignity