Fonda McGensy, 5th District Commissioner, Chair

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Fonda McGensy is a life-long resident of Riverside County and a returning Commissioner representing the 5th District after providing service in 2007. Ms. McGensy has been committed to the work that she does with Operation SafeHouse Riverside for over 18 years (since 1994) and currently holds the position of SafePlace Program Director which includes helping teens in crisis, community development and community fundraising. Operation SafeHouse handles runaway, homeless and other youth in crisis. They offer a 21-day program that gives participants and families hope that things CAN get better, trust CAN be rebuilt, and lines of communication CAN be reopened.

In 2006, Ms. McGensy was the recipient of the Joyful Child Foundation Award, presented by Maria Shriver acknowledging her efforts in establishing programs focused on child safety within Riverside County. This foundation is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities.

Additionally, Ms. McGensy provided approximately eight years (1995-2003) of service working with the Soroptimist International of Riverside. This organization is dedicated to providing service to the needs of women and children worldwide.

She is very grateful for the many things in her life, and holds that the most important interest in her life is her family. Her interests are music, art and travel. She truly enjoys the work that she does in helping others.

​​Fonda McGensy is a life-long resident of Riverside County and a returning Commissioner representing the 5th District after providing service in 2007. Ms. McGensy has been committed to the work that she does with Operation SafeHouse Riverside for over 18 years (since 1994) and currently holds the position of SafePlace Program Director which includes helping teens in crisis, community development and community fundraising. Operation SafeHouse handles runaway, homeless and other youth in crisis. They offer a 21-day program that gives participants and families hope that things CAN get better, trust CAN be rebuilt, and lines of communication CAN be reopened.

In 2006, Ms. McGensy was the recipient of the Joyful Child Foundation Award, presented by Maria Shriver acknowledging her efforts in establishing programs focused on child safety within Riverside County. This foundation is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities.

Additionally, Ms. McGensy provided approximately eight years (1995-2003) of service working with the Soroptimist International of Riverside. This organization is dedicated to providing service to the needs of women and children worldwide.

She is very grateful for the many things in her life, and holds that the most important interest in her life is her family. Her interests are music, art and travel. She truly enjoys the work that she does in helping others.