Angel Rios, Jr., has 20 years of professional experience working in both the public and non-profit sectors. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services for the City of San Jose. In this capacity he is responsible for the administration of 200 Parks, 55 Community Centers and the City’s nationally recognized Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.
Prior to joining the City of San Jose, Angel served as the Associate Director of the largest Latino based non-profit, community based organization in Santa ClaraCounty. In that capacity he oversaw the construction of a multi-purpose youth center in the city’s east side and was instrumental in the development of several award winning gang prevention programs.
Angel also served as an appointed member on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Board (CalGRIP). He is currently a lead member of a City of San Jose team assisting the White House and the Office of the Attorney General launch a “National Youth Violence Prevention Forum.” He also played a key role in the development of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network.
Angel has served as one of the chief architects and re-engineering specialists of the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force. This anti-violence Initiative is lauded as one of the main reasons the City of San Jose is one of the “Safest Largest Cities” in the United States.
Angel holds a Master Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.
City of San Jose, CA
200 E. Santa Clara St. 9th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113