Jon Cicirelli is passionate about serving people and has made a career of doing so. He has served in a variety of executive roles in government for the last 18 years. He is currently the Acting Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services at the City of San José, California. Previous assignments in San José include Assistant Director of Public Works and Director of Animal Care and Services. Communication and compassion are the foundation for Jon’s work in public service. He has contributed significantly to the animal welfare industry and is an internationally renowned expert in the field. He has been recognized by the California State Assembly for achievements and meritorious service to the community and received commendations from the cities of San José and Los Angeles for his work.
Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from George Mason University and a Master of Public Administration from Cal State San Bernardino.