IE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER HOSTS RECEPTION FOR SUPERVISOR NEIL DERRY
San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry will meet with Black leaders when the Inland Empire African-American Chamber of Commerce hosts a reception for him on Thursday, June 4 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
(San Bernardino, Calif.) – The Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce hosts a reception for Black leaders to meet with San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry at the Castaway Restaurant on Thursday, June 4 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
“The chamber is happy to sponsor this reception for the new supervisor. We believe it is very important for Black business and community leaders to meet with prominent decision makers in the Inland Empire to form positive, long-term relationships,” said Carl Dameron, president of The Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce.
Derry was elected as Third District Supervisor on June 3, 2008 beating Dennis Hansberger who held the seat for 20 years. He was sworn into office on December 1, 2008.
Derry is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. His political experience includes serving two terms on the San Bernardino City Council. He also served as City Planning Commissioner, and was special assistant to the San Bernardino County Treasurer-Tax Collector.
Derry received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at California State University, San Bernardino. He currently serves as an executive board member for the Inland Empire Council of The Boy Scouts of America.
He is also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the San Bernardino Rotary.
The reception is co-sponsored by Dameron Communications, Castaway Restaurant, Arrowhead Credit Union, and The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire.
For more information, or to RSVP, please call Eddie L. Catoe or Brenda Erickson at 909-888-0017.
About The Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce
The Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to advance the economic and professional development of African American-owned businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, thus enhancing the quality of life in our community.
Supervisor Neil Derry Biography
Supervisor Neil Derry was elected to a four-year term on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on June 3, 2008 and assumed office on December 1, 2008. Prior to becoming County Supervisor, Neil was elected to two terms on the San Bernardino City Council, representing the city’s Fourth Ward. Additionally, Neil previously served as a City Planning Commissioner.
Supervisor Derry’s private sector experience includes positions as a Regional Manager for Southern California Edison and Account Executive for O’Reilly Public Relations. Neil also served as Special Assistant to the San Bernardino County Treasurer-Tax Collector.
Supervisor Derry served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed in Operation Desert Storm. He is also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Supervisor is an Executive Board Member for the Inland Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is a longtime member of the San Bernardino Rotary.
Supervisor Derry earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the California State University at San Bernardino. Neil resides in San Bernardino with his wife, Michelle and son, Nathan.
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