José develops and manages the cities Strategic Plan on Violence Prevention. He was born and raised in San Diego, CA. José graduated from San José State University. He served as the Activities and Athletics Director for San José‘s first charter high school Downtown College Preparatory. Mr. Arreola was co-founder and Principal at Downtown College Preparatory Alviso, a middle school in North San José. Prior to joining the City of Salinas, José was the Education Specialist and Extensions Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County. José is the site coordinator for Salinas‘s participation in the California Cities Violence Prevention Network, the Prevention Institutes UNITY Network, Monterey County Bright Beginnings, the Government Alliance on Race and Equity and the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.