Bernie Rhinerson

Bernie Rhinerson

Elected 2012, 2016, 2020

Represents District B:

Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Kearny Mesa, Serra Mesa, Allied Gardens, San Carlos, Tierrasanta.


  • B.A., Psychology, San Diego State University
  • M.P.A., San Diego State University

Professional Background

  • Adjunct professor, Public Administration, San Diego State University
  • Former Chief of Staff, San Diego Unified School District
  • Partner/Vice President, Southwest Strategies
  • Vice President/Marketing, Four Square Productions
  • Executive Vice President, Stoorza, Ziegaus & Metzger
  • Vice President/Government Affairs, Home Federal Bank
  • Policy Advisor, City of San Diego

Public/Community Service

  • Elected to four-year term of office, San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees, 2012, 2016, 2020
  • Chair, Community College League of California Advisory Committee on Legislation
  • Director-at-Large, Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors
  • Associate Member, ACCT Public Policy Committee
  • San Diego County Water Authority – Past Board Chairman, Board Member
  • SDSU Alumni Association – Past President
  • Women's Resource Center, past board member
  • San Diego Park and Recreation Board, past board member

Awards and Recognition

  • Public Relations Society of America – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Public Relations Society of America – Eva Irving Community Service Award
  • Director’s Recognition Award for Faculty Contribution - SDSU
  • Numerous Awards for marketing and public relations projects

Bernie Rhinerson can be contacted by e-mail at