Calexico Community Fund Advisory Committee
- John Moreno
- Robert Gronich
- Erik Ortega
- Cesar Rodriguez
- Robert Rubio
John M. Moreno received a high school diploma from Calexico HS and then went on to IVC and SDSU where he attained an Associate’s and a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education respectively. In 1997 he obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He holds both a teaching credential and an administrative services credential in the State of California. He’s been in the educational field for 24 years and currently serves as Director of Alternative Education in the Calexico Unified School District.
He has been involved with many city functions most recently as a former mayor for Calexico in 2010-11 and is currently serving as a city councilman. He has worked with the Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years and is a member of the Elks Lodge 1382. He leads many city celebrations and non profit activities as an emcee and is on the airwaves as a sports announcer for Calexico Bulldog Football.
He has received the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers twice. He has been the Honored Alumnus for Calexico HS in 2009 and continues to strive to improve the quality of life in the schools and the community.
In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching sports, listening to music and bar-b-queing. In addition he plays golf and has been involved in local theater.
He is the father to Catherine Megan who is studying English at Humboldt State University and to John “Sonny” Moreno Jr. who is a 5th grader at Dool Elementary School. John was also involved in the family business, Super Shopping Apple Market during the 80’s and 90’s.
Robert Rubio is a Board Member and Secretary of the Imperial County Workforce Development Board as well as a new board member of the Imperial Valley College Foundation. He is also Current Member of the School site council for Calexico High School.
He is a current board Member and Past Chairman of the Imperial Valley Joint Chambers of Commerce as well as Board Member and Past Chairman to the Calexico Chamber of Commerce. His community involvement includes being a member and two times Past President of the Calexico Elks and past District Chairman of Elks California-Hawaii Elks Organization.
Additionally, he is a Past Committee member for the San Diego State University 50th Anniversary, and past President for the Calexico PAL organization.
He is the Co-Owner and Printing Consultant for Imperial Printers, a company that has been in the Imperial Valley for over 110 years. He has been in the Printing industry for over 27 years. Despite a busy schedule, he is still able to find time to enjoy playing Tennis and golf.
His education includes Hartnell College in Salinas, CA, Irvine College in Irvine, CA, and IVC in Imperial, CA.
He is software certified in: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Express and Page Maker.