Meet Philip Falcone
Philip’s passion for Riverside, its people, history, and culture has remained at the forefront of his efforts as a dedicated community member and champion for young people, families, and seniors. The next step in Philip’s service to the City of Riverside is the Ward 1 seat on the City Council. Focused on looking to Riverside's bright future, Philip is a firm believer in acknowledging and honoring the unique and diverse past of Ward 1 and the entire City of Riverside.
A resident of Riverside for fifteen years, Philip is proud to call the City of Arts and Innovation his home. Obtaining degrees in Sociology, Art History, and Behavioral Science from Riverside City College, Philip takes great pride in his Riverside education.
While in college Philip joined the staff of The Community Foundation to work closely with the Youth Grantmakers Committee, a program that mentors high school students on how philanthropy works in the Riverside region and beyond. Philip has said that working with a nonprofit and having a direct, positive impact on underserved youth in the community through philanthropy has been one of his proudest accomplishments.
Philip has most recently worked in the Office of the Mayor, under the International Relations Officer, taking leading roles in projects like Riverside’s Innovation District and the securing of portraits depicting two of Riverside’s most recent Medal of Honor recipients.
Attending every City Council meeting since early 2016, Philip has proven his immense dedication to knowing the issues that face the residents of Ward 1 and the City of Riverside. Philip's attendance record at the last 200, and counting, City Council and community meetings is no small feat.
As a dedicated community member Philip has been an active voice on the board of directors for the Riverside Museum Associates. Bringing to fruition a student outreach initiative that engages young people from local schools in areas of history, art, culture, and museum science, furthering Philip's ability to bridge gaps in various institutions. In addition to his work with the Riverside Metropolitan Museum and Heritage House, Philip has been involved with the Mission Inn Foundation, Riverside Art Museum Foundation, Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful, American Cancer Society, and Friends of Mt. Rubidoux.
In his free time Philip enjoys hobbies of refurbishing furniture, spending time in his backyard garden with his dog Belle, and collecting Riverside artifacts from sales and auctions.
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