About Pierre Washington
About Council Member Pierre Washington
Elected November, 2020
Term Expires November, 2024
Council Member Pierre R. Washington, a resident of American Canyon since 2006, was elected to the City Council in November 2020. Pierre is passionate about economic development, public safety, affordable housing and social equity. One of his goals is to diversify the City’s government, staff and volunteer groups to better resemble the community’s diverse cultural backgrounds.
Pierre currently serves on 11 local and regional committees, including the American Canyon Fire District, Napa County Climate Action and Napa Valley Unified School District 2X2 Committee. He’s also a member of statewide groups, such as the Latino and African American Caucuses of the League of California Cities. He volunteers regularly with several local organizations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lions Club of American Canyon, and the American Canyon Open Space Advisory Commission. Pierre also frequently volunteers with the Faith Bible Church of Vallejo where he assists with security and Faith Food Fridays, a non-profit food distribution center.
Pierre is a veteran of the United States Navy. He served 11 years in active duty and 11 years in the Navy Reserve. Before retiring, he had a 22-year career in law enforcement at the Richmond Police Department and the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department. Currently, he oversees security, safety, health and environmental issues for a biotechnology company.
Pierre has seven adult children with his wife, Cherylyn. In his spare time, he loves camping and “RV’n”—traveling in his recreational vehicle.