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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of ChicoCandidate for City Council

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Jovanni Tricerri

Businessman/Nonprofit Consultant
11,174 votes (9.51%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Prioritize Chico as a safe place to raise a family through the full staffing of Police & Fire services.
  • Support and advocate for the growth of local businesses and lead efforts for increases in economic development.
  • A good, sound budget that focuses on city priorities.



Profession:Businessman/ Nonprofit Consultant
Business Owner, Common Mango Media (2010–current)
Director of Community Engagement, North Valley Community Foundation (2014–current)
Strategic Advisor, Riasa Consulting (2010–current)
Chair, Chico Police Community Advisory Board — Appointed position (2013–current)
Board Member, Downtown Chico Business Association — Elected position (2014–current)
Associate, Global Leadership Engagement, International Foundation, Inc. (2000–2015)
Executive Director, Chico Stewardship Network (2011–2014)
Committee Member, Chico Fire Citizens' Advisory Board — Appointed position (2014–2014)


Gonzaga University Master of Arts, Communication & Leadership Studies (2014)
Westmont College Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Religious Studies (2000)

Community Activities

Chair, Chico Children's Museum (2015–current)
Founding Member & Former Chair, Clean & Safe Action Group (2012–current)
Participant, Greater Chico Homeless Taskforce (2012–current)
Member & Former Chair, Chico Police Department Business Support Team (2011–current)
Founder, Downtown Ambassadors (2013–2015)


Believing that Chico works best when everyone contributes in their own way to its success, Jovanni has worked with many in our city to build a community-wide effort of civic engagement over the last several years.  He and his family love Chico and are committed to making our city a thriving place to live, work and raise a family!

Jovanni’s approach to problem solving is collaborative, bipartisan, and focused on solutions. For example, in 2014 he led a community-wide effort to begin strategically re-staffing the Chico Police Department out of his commitment to ensure that Chico is a safe place for everyone. The Chico Police Staffing Plan resulted in a 10% drop in crime just in the last year. Imagine what will happen with a City Council who champions this approach of community leadership and engagement with these types of community solutions and results!

Jovanni works effectively with a wide spectrum of businesses and community organizations to create grassroots solutions to our city’s challenges. He is committed to ensuring businesses have the support they need and our city’s resources are stewarded responsibly. He is a community leader who works for everyone in our community.

Jovanni currently owns a small business in Chico while also serving as the Director of Community Engagement at the North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF).  He founded various social ventures in our community and dedicates much of his work to help others find their unique ways in which to contribute to their community.  NVCF empowers individuals, families, businesses and non-profits to maximize their impact on the local and global community through financial services, program support, training and education.

Before joining NVCF, Jovanni co-founded the Chico Stewardship Network (CSN), a network of engaged community leaders addressing issues in education, public safety and economic development. His work at CSN built effective and ongoing programs like Reading Pals, the Chico Police Department Business Support Team, Clean & Safe Chico and the Downtown Ambassadors.

With 15 years experience in international relief and development work, Jovanni has travelled to over 35 countries as a strategic advisor on issues related to poverty, international relations, leadership development and peace and reconciliation initiatives. Currently, he serves as an advisor to several international non-profit organizations in Central and South America.

Jovanni received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA and a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. He and his wife, Hilary, have two sons, ages 6 and 8.

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