Monday, June 8, 2009

Meet San Bernardino's New City Manager Charles McNeely

The Inland Empire African-American Chamber of Commerce will host a reception for new San Bernardino City Manager Charles McNeely on Thursday, June 11 at Castaway Restaurant & Banquet Center, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

(San Bernardino, Calif.) – The Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce hosts a reception for Charles McNeely, San Bernardino’s new city manager on Thursday, June 11.

The reception takes place at Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center, located at 670 Kendall Drive in San Bernardino, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

McNeely began leading San Bernardino through the City Manager’s office on Monday, June 1. He previously was city manager in Reno, NV.

He is the first Black to serve as San Bernardino’s city manager.

The reception provides McNeely with an opportunity to tell other Black community leaders in the Inland Empire how he plans to serve the city and the Inland Empire region as a whole.

“Since Charles McNeely is an African-American overseeing one of the largest cities in the Inland Empire, we heartily welcome him to San Bernardino,” said Carl Dameron, president of The Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce. “His leadership will no doubt be positive for our city, our region and our members, and we are all excited about the opportunity to meet him and discuss our thoughts and concerns with him.”

The reception is free and refreshments are included. The event is co-sponsored by San Bernardino Mayor Pro Tem Rikke Van Johnson, Castaway Restaurant & Banquet Center, Arrowhead Credit Union, The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire and Dameron Communications.

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 promote the economic and professional development of African American-owned businesses, thus enhancing the quality of life in our community.