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Stephen Whitburn

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Councilmember Stephen Whitburn represents San Diego City Council District 3, which includes the neighborhoods of Downtown, Little Italy, Bankers Hill/Park West, Middletown, Mission Hills, Old Town, Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park, Balboa Park, South Park, Golden Hill, and Normal Heights.

He serves on several communities and outside organizations. He is Chair of the City’s Audit Committee, Chair of the Select Committee on San Diego Housing Commission Oversight and Reform, and a member of the Rules Committee, Land Use and Housing Committee, and the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Committee. 

He also serves as Mayor Gloria’s alternate to the MTS Board of Directors and sits on the MTS Public Security, and Budget Development committees. He is also a member of the League of Cities Executive Committee, and the Regional Task Force on the Homeless Continuum of Care Advisory Board. Addressing the City’s homelessness and affordable housing crises are top priorities for the Councilmember, along with ensuring a just and equitable recovery from the pandemic, and a more sustainable future for San Diegans.

Councilmember Whitburn has lived and been involved in the communities of District 3 for two decades. An award-winning nonprofit leader, he has helped sick and injured San Diegans at the American Red Cross, worked to advance equality for the LGBTQ community, and led a staff of twenty at the American Cancer Society which coordinated charitable efforts for cancer patients and their families across Southern California.

The Councilmember’s volunteer work has also included serving on advisory panels for the City and County of San Diego, the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Board of Directors, the Greater San Diego Business Association Advocacy Committee, and as Vice-Chair of the North Park Planning Committee.

Councilmember Whitburn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and earned a Leadership Certificate from the Center for Executive Development at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management.