Inland Empire Business Journal


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County of Riverside
Incorporated 1930
Population 51,500
Area 24.8 Sq. Miles
Housing Units 16,909

City Council

Michael H. Wilson, Mayor
Jacquie Bethal, Mayor Pro Tem
Melanie Fesmire, Councilmember
Ben Godfrey, Councilmember
Gene Gilbert, Councilmember

The City Council can be reached at:
P.O. Drawer 1788, Indio, CA 92202-1788
Phone: (760) 342-6570
Fax: (760) 342-6597
E-Mail Address:

Planning Commission

Rick Diaz
Fred Estrin
Guy Evans
Dick Kranjnik
Margaret J. Lloyd

The Planning Commission can be reached at (760) 342-6541 x527

Department Heads

Tom Ramirez, City Manager 760 342-6580

Tom Weller, Assist. City Manager 342-6560

Jerry Carter, Financial Dir. 342-6580

Amir Modarressi, Dept. Dir./Publ. Works.

Brad Ramos, Police Chief 347-8522

Linda Abajian, Secretary to Police Chief

Dennis Dawson, Division Chief 347-0756

Gary Werner, Comm. Dev./Bldg, Dir. 342-6541

Terry Hagen, Eng./Bldg. Dir. 342-6530

Sandy Krause, Human Resource Dir. 342-6580

Fred Baughn, Treasurer 342-6560

Juanita Ramos, City Clerk 342-6500

Chamber of Commerce

P.J. Gillespie, Chair 760 347-7412
P.J.’s Desert Trophies

Rosa Maria Gonzales, Vice Chair 398-5800
Imperial Irrigation District

Fred Estrin, Treasurer 342-5553
Coachella Valley Printing Group

Jim Harrison 342-3427
La Hacienda Nursery

Kenneth W. Matzie 342-5022
Matzie Golf Company, Inc.


Andreas Mozoras 345-7555

Pamper Rodriguez 342-7558
El Informador

Dick Persich 342-2077
Servicemaster Janitorial Service for the C.V.

Jim W. Collins 863-2500
Include Me, Inc.

Maureen Byrne 345-1623
Maureen A. Byrne

Frank Curry 775-4181
Indio Emergency Medical Group

Judy Vossler 776-6688
Landmark Golf Club

Toni Eggebraaten 772-4292
Toni Eggebraaten, Attorney & Counselor at Law

Kelly Taylor 347-4732
Luscious Cheesecakes by Kelly

Douglas York 347-2366
Meredith & Simpson Construction Co.

Sherry Johnson 347-0676
Indio Chamber of Commerce

Tom Hunt 347-6718

Patrick Swarthout 327-3343
The Gas Company

Ron Hare, Past Chair 568-3295
Ciro’s Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria

Ed Chavez 772-9788
Coachella Valley Pontiac-Buick-GMC

Fred DeHaro 398-9887
Sant Rosa Valle, Inc.

Mike Duran 347-2066
Duran’s Termite &Pest Control, Inc.

Steve Guild 322-7890
Fairway Outdoor Adv./Morris Desert Media

Gus Kurupas 399-0041
Pan American Underwriters

Deborah McGarrey 340-2113
Waste Management of the Desert

Christi Persich 340-4763
Espresso 2 A Tea

John Stiles 323-7558
John Stiles & Associates

The Chamber of Commerce is located at:
82-503 Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 347-0676, Fax: (760) 347-6069



Telephone 800 483-4000

Gas 800 427-2200
Southern California Gas Co.

Electric 760 398-5841
Imperial Irrigation District

Water 342-6530
City of Indio

Sewer 347-2356
Valley Sanitary District

Trash Pick-up 340-2113
Waste Management of the Desert

Cable Service 340-2225
Time Warner Cable

Community Services

Library 760 347-2383
Max T. McCandless Mem. Library
200 Civic Center

Post Office 800 275-8777
45-805 Fargo Street

Police 347-8522
46-800 Jackson Street

Fire 347-0756
46-990 Jackson Street

Bus/Transport 347-3456
Sunline Transit
32505 Harry Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms

Hospital 347-6191
JFK Memorial Hospital
47-111 Monroe Street

Parks & Recreation 347-3484
45-871 Clinton Street

Top Employers

Desert Sands Unified School District 1,568 employees

DiMare Co. 700

JFK Hospital 650

County of Riverside 620

Verizon 433

City of Indio 200

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