Council Member Denise Davis


Email Council Member Denise Davis

Elected:  2018 (District 1)
Current Term: 2018-2022

Council Committee Assignments

City Commissions and Boards:

Citrus Preservation Commission (alternate)
Cultural Arts Commission (alternate)
Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission (primary)
Traffic & Parking Commission (primary)

Area-Wide Committees/Community Organizations:

CONFIRE Board of Directors (primary)
League of California Cities, Legislative Task Force (primary)
OMNITRANS (primary)
Interagency Council on Homelessness (alternate)

Background / Employment

Denise Davis grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She came to Redlands as the first in her family to pursue a 4-year college degree. She graduated from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands in 2006. She then earned her master’s degree in Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics in 2008. Denise attended LSE as a Rotary International Scholar, and was sponsored by the Redlands Rotary Club. Denise has spent her career working in higher education, both in the realms of student affairs and teaching. She’s worked at the University of Oregon, the University of Redlands, and currently works at UC Riverside. 


Redlands Woman of the Year (2017–given by Assemblymember Steinorth)
Woman of Distinction (2018–given by Assemblymember Medina)
University of Redlands Centennial Hope Award (2007)
University of Redlands Outstanding Senior Award (2006)

Community Involvement

Alumni Board of Directors, University of Redlands (2013-2019)
Rotary International Scholar (2007-2008–sponsored by the Redlands Noon Rotary Club)
AAUW Redlands Branch Member (2014-present)
Redlands Common Ground Conversation Series Moderator/Founder (2017-2018)


  • Resident of Redlands since 2002
  • Hobbies – Attending academic and political conferences, public lectures, and events. Eating at favorite Redlands restaurants and coffee shops with friends. Coaching intramural basketball at the UofR.