Ryan Orr, Rancho Cucamonga city treasurer candidate

It would be an honor and privilege to serve the community of Rancho Cucamonga as City Treasurer. A resident since 2000, I have witnessed Rancho Cucamonga’s tremendous growth in recent years, and am eager to bring a fresh perspective, new insight, and a strong background in financial management to the table as City Treasurer.
In 2002, I founded Operation Community Cares, a grass roots support campaign that sends care packages to deployed soldiers around the world. Witnessing firsthand the appreciation and emotion from the soldiers’ families, intensified my commitment to the Rancho Cucamonga community, leading to my candidacy as City Treasurer. Adding another layer to my community service, on October 2nd I was proudly sworn in as a local reserve police officer.
As an account executive in the local real estate market, I’ve kept my finger on the pulse of the Rancho Cucamonga community, working closely with local business owners, community leaders, and city officials. I’ve held leadership positions, many that include oversight of financial affairs, for a number of professional associations, including: Inland Empire United Way (Board Member), Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce, West End Real Estate Professionals (President), Citrus Valley Association of Realtors, and California Association of Mortgage Brokers.
If elected City Treasurer, I intend to bring a new vigor and sense of energy that parallels Rancho Cucamonga’s rapid growth.
Respectfully acknowledging the efforts of our incumbent over the past 24 years, the position has become largely complacent, without clear expectations and tools to measure success. Under my management, I will address this complacency, introducing new levels of:
*Accountability:Defining clear job duties, requirements, and responsibilities, and working with City Officials to determine quantifiable goals.
*Communication: Opening and enhancing lines of effective communication, ultimately improving relations with City Council, City Staff, and Rancho Cucamonga Residents.
A family man married for seven years and boasting two beautiful children, I share your concern for our families within our city. I will maintain Rancho Cucamonga’s reputation as a safe and wonderful place to raise our children, and will keep this core value close when making investment and financial decisions for our community.
With my knowledge of Rancho Cucamonga, passion and demonstrated commitment to my community, and track record of professional success, I pledge to ensure the future financial stability and growth of our city. I stand proud to be a resident of Rancho Cucamonga and ready to be your city servant.

James C. Frost, Rancho Cucamonga city treasurer incumbent

My career as an accounting professional began when I was promoted to the position of Chief Accountant for the Chaffey Community College District after having served as an Air Force Staff Sergeant in Viet Nam and earning my B.S.B.A. from Cal Poly, Pomona. This Experience includes over 34 years of accounting and finance work in both private and public sectors.
I’ve been active with the City of Rancho Cucamonga, serving as its first mayor in 1977, and continued as a council member until being elected City Treasurer in 1984. These (part-time) elected positions have been supported by knowledge and experience gained throughout my professional career.
The Frost family history of community service dates back to 1882 when my great grandparents moved from Canada to work with the Chaffey Brothers in Etiwanda. George Frost attended the laying of the Chaffey College cornerstone 125 years ago. The Frosts are one of the founding families of what later became Rancho Cucamonga. My father, grand-father, and great grand-father each served on the Etiwanda School Board during a span of over seventy years. Grandpa Frost was Etiwanda’s first scout leader, and received the Silver Beaver award for dedication and service.
Following in my family’s footsteps… IS NOT ABOUT PERSONAL AMBITION, IT’S ABOUT ROOTS.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as City Treasurer working for you, and with the professional finance and administrative teams within the City. Our accomplishments in providing financially stable services for the public are many, but by their nature often take place behind the scenes: presenting balanced budgets year after year, improving banking services while reducing costs, implementing broker/dealer certification procedures, and re-evaluating investment custody services are but a few of our recent accomplishments. Following our internal Treasury Department policy, we continue to place temporary idle cash in prudent investments which are even more conservative than State law.
I appreciate your desire to become better informed of your candidate’s qualifications and experience, and would be honored to discuss my professional and civic activities with you. You can reach me directly at rancho–cucamonga–treasurer@hotmail.com, and my wife Gwyn and I are listed in the phone book. Please e-mail me, or give me a call.