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Jerry Rindone is a life-long resident of Chula Vista, California. He graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1964, and from San Diego State University in 1968. He began teaching social science and business education classes in the Sweetwater Union High School District in 1969. By 1975 he had obtained his Administrative Credential and has since served in numerous leadership capacities including Dean of Activities, Principal, Director of Adult & Continuing Education, and Assistant Superintendent of Adult and Continuing Education. He served as Principal of Hilltop High School for ten years, received both the “Principal of the Year” award in 1999, the “Administrator of the Year” award in 2000, and led his high school to earn the coveted “California Distinguished High School” award in 2005. As a lifelong educator for 38 years, he retired from Hilltop High School in 2007!

Mr. Rindone’s leadership and administrative skills have also proven very effective in the civic affairs of Chula Vista and in the region of San Diego. He was elected to the Chula Vista City Council in November of 1990 and was re-elected in November of 1994. Then in 2000, he was again elected to the Chula Vista Council and re-elected in 2004. He  served a four years as an elected member of the San Diego County Board of Education. Prior to his election as Councilman, he served on the Chula Vista Parks and Recreation Commission for eight years and on the Library Board of Trustees for four years. As a Councilman, Mr. Rindone represents the City as the Vice-Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and is a member of the SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) Transportation Committee. Over 15 years from 1998 through 2013, Jerry representated the interests of Chula Vistans and the San Diego Community on the LOSSAN Public Transportation Agency, a coalition of ten public transportation agencies serving six Southern California counties charged with transportation issues.

Besides his involvement in the educational and civic affairs of Chula Vista, Mr. Rindone has also been keenly involved in several local organizations including the Kiwanis Club (President in 1984), Boys & Girls Club, Bayfront Conservancy Trust, Scripps Hospital Board, and charter member of the Chula Vista Historical Society. He has been appointed as a member of the Whittier Diabetes Institute Community Advisory Committee for Scripps Hospital in 2008. When asked why he is involved in so many demanding aspects of life, he enthusiastically replies, “I love life! Serving in education and in civic affairs gives me numerous opportunities to meet people!” He truly appreciates and enjoys the opportunities life has given him to serve the people in our city, our county and our state.