About

The Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner's Office


In 1873, in the city of Riverside, Eliza Tibbets planted two navel orange trees from the U.S. government propagation grounds in Washington D.C. Imported from Bahia, Brazil, this variety was later known as the  Washington Navel. The introduction and propagation of these trees placed Riverside County at the center of a vast  California citrus industry that still thrives today. 

The Riverside County Board of Horticultural was established in 1893. The first county agricultural commissioner was appointed in 1909. The Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office e has 50 full-time employees.

Today, Riverside County boasts a diverse, 1.3 billion dollar agricultural industry that includes vegetables and citrus in the Coachella Valley desert, the verdant rolling hills of the Temecula Wine Country, cotton, alfalfa and wheat along the Colorado River and, of course, the historical citrus in and around the city of Riverside.

With the fourth largest population in the State and nearly 200,000 acres of production agriculture, Riverside County offers a unique blend of city and country living seldom found in California.

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The Commissioner's Team

 

Patrice Wyatt

Patrice Wyatt

Executive Assistant
Sealer of Weights & Measures

 

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Misael Martinez

Deputy Agricultural
Commissioner-Sealer
 

 

Ruben Arroyo

Ruben Arroyo

Agricultural Commissioner
Sealer of Weights & Measures
 

 

Daniel Delgado

Daniel Delgado

Deputy Agricultural
Commissioner-Sealer
 

 

Delia Jimenez-Cioc

Delia Jimenez-Cioc

Assistant Agricultural
Commissioner Sealer
 

 

Eric Downs

Erik Downs

Deputy Agricultural
Commissioner-Sealer
 

Coffee with the Commissioner

Indio Office

1st Monday of each month
7am – 3pm

San Jacinto

2nd Monday of each month
7am – 3pm

Blythe Office

4th Thursday of each month
7am – 2pm

Our Mission