Chairman of The Board



“For the past two years, I have had the honor of serving as the Chairman for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. Through the collaboration and support of many departments, outside agencies, and elected officials, we have ensured that the County continues to thrive towards a prosperous future for all of its residents.   

San Bernardino County is in a better position than it has been in the past.  As Chairman, I prioritized homelessness as a critical focus area for the Board.

We executed strategies to end veteran homelessness. After successfully housing more than 500 homeless veterans, we expanded our focus to target the chronically homeless including youth and families. I remain confident that we can dramatically reduce the rate of those affected by this epidemic by continuing to work together.  

I have been a strong advocate for our employees and I will continue to be one in the future. It is with great pride that my last act as Chairman, the Board and the County CEO formed a Worker’s Compensation Taskforce made up of representatives from our largest employee unions; Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association, Teamsters, and Service Employees International Union as well as representatives from the County Administrative Office, Human Resources and Risk Management. 

This taskforce will provide a forum for open dialogue and assist us in understanding and addressing issues that affect employee access to benefits.   

As a lifelong resident of this county whose ancestors were the first people to call San Bernardino County ‘Home’, serving as Board Chairman has been a great source of pride for me and my family. I would like to thank my colleagues, our county employees, and the residents of this great County for the support over these past two years. I look forward to continuing to work for the residents of the Third District.   

Sincerely, JAMES RAMOS  

County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors – Third District




San Bernardino County Supervisor