Jonathon Bowers

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The Honorable Jonathon Bowers

 

Councilman Jonathan Bowers, a long-time resident of the city of Compton for the last 60 years began his career in public service in 1979 as an Emergency Medical Technician at Martin Luther King Hospital, advancing from that position to serving as a firefighter with Compton Fire Department.

 

Over the course of his decorated 37-year firefighting and emergency medical services career, Mr. Bowers has held numerous administrative, leadership and instructor roles. Dedicated to teaching, Councilman Bowers obtained teaching credentials in 2002, in addition to possessing and graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Fire Science Administration.

During his tenure as fire service personnel, he also served as liaison to City Council, Mayor’s office and Board of Supervisors. Additionally, Mr. Bowers served as the Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles County Stentorians, a historic community service organization also known as The African-American Firefighters’ Association. A member for over 20 years, Mr. Bowers served on the Executive Board for eleven of those years in various board positions.

 

During his tenure as fire service personnel, he also served as liaison to City Council, Mayor’s office and Board of Supervisors. Additionally, Mr. Bowers served as the Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles County Stentorians, a historic community service organization also known as The African-American Firefighters’ Association. A member for over 20 years, Mr. Bowers served on the Executive Board for eleven of those years in various board positions.

 

Committed to community service and volunteerism, Mr. Bowers’ resume of service also includes such roles and organizations as Union President, Fire Explorer Scout Advisor, as well as a number of City of Compton and Los Angeles County Fire Department committees.

 

No stranger to humanitarianism, Mr. Bowers spearheaded efforts to improve fire safety for local constituents, provided training to firefighters and advisement to government officials in the countries of Haiti and Zambia.

 

Councilman Bowers was elected to the 3rd district seat in 2021 by his peers, who believed in his vision of a better Compton through promotion of the following (3) priority areas: To always be the voice of the people, To ensure financial accuracy and accountability, To create a blueprint that will bring efficiency, sustainability, and accountability to the city of Compton for generations to come.

 

Mr. Bowers vowed upon election to serve the 3rd district residents through efforts to create sustainable and efficient government processes, all in benefit of the people who placed him in this prestigious seat, the wonderful residents of the great city of Compton.