Dr. Jose F. Moreno was elected to the City Council in November 2016, representing District 3 in central-north Anaheim.
Before joining the Council, Moreno served two terms on the Anaheim City School District Board of Education from 2006 to 2014.
Moreno is an associate professor and former chair in the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach, where he focuses on Latino education and policy studies.
He is a nationally recognized scholar and teacher and sits on various academic advisory councils, including the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and Puente Project.
Moreno received his bachelor’s in social ecology with an emphasis on criminology and human behavior from the University of California, Irvine.
He earned his master’s and doctorate in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University, where he co-chaired the editorial board of the Harvard Educational Review.
Moreno is president of Los Amigos of Orange County, a community group serving people and communities in need. He also sits on the boards of Orange County Community Housing Corp., which provides housing and education to low-income families, and Orange County Communities for Responsible Development, which works to promote participation in local government.
He is a member of the Anaheim Police Department Chief's Advisory Board.
The youngest son of an immigrant family, Moreno grew up in Oxnard, Calif. He and wife Lorena, a school principal, have lived in Anaheim since 2003. They have four daughters in Anaheim public schools.
Moreno is a proud Girl Scout and PTA dad who enjoys watching his daughters play youth soccer, volleyball and take part in school activities and events.