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Ben Mendoza

Digital Communications & Engagement Manager

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Ben Mendoza is the Digital Communications & Engagement Manager with San Diego City Council President Sean Elo-Rivera and represents the communities of Cherokee Point, Chollas Creek, Corridor, Fox Canyon, Islenair, and Swan Canyon. 

Ben is a non-binary, queer, Latinx community builder that is passionate about leadership and community engagement work as well as advocating for an intersectional approach to justice. They’ve been a resident of City Heights since August 2013 when they moved to San Diego to attend graduate school at the University of San Diego. Some of their favorite things about City Heights is the rich diversity of the district, amazing food, and beautiful murals around the neighborhoods.

Their passion for community work has led them to serve as a Co-Chair for the City of San Diego LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance, Board Member for the San Diego LGBT Community Center, Assistant Parade Manager for San Diego Pride, Research Advisory Committee member for the Kim Center for Social Balance, and former Board Member of the City Heights Town Council. Ben received their Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Seattle University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership from the School of Leadership and Education Studies at the University of San Diego.

Contact Ben Mendoza at bmendoza@sandiego.gov