Councilmember Chris Ward

City of San Diego - District 3

Sacramento Delegation Attendee 2020

Councilmember Chris Ward was elected to represent San Diego’s Third City Council District in June 2016, and took office in December of 2016. He serves as Chair of the Land Use and Housing Committee and Vice Chair of the Committee on Active Transportation and Infrastructure, and as a member of the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee and Rules Committee. He also is currently serving as the Chair of the San Diego County Regional Task Force on the Homeless and an alternate member to the California Coastal Commission. In 2018, Councilmember Ward introduced an ordinance that would ban styrofoam and place restrictions on single-use plastics in San Diego. In one of the first bold actions of 2019, the Council supermajority voted to officially approve Councilmember Ward’s ordinance, making San Diego the largest City in California to ban these harmful materials. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He and his partner Thom are homeowners in University Heights with their daughter, Betty; son, Billy; and cairn terrier, Monty.