Javier “John” Dutrey

Javier “John” Dutrey is a life-long resident of the Inland Valley, whose parents immigrated to the United States from the Basque region of France and Spain. He was born in Pomona and lived with his family in Chino and Ontario before settling in Montclair in 1976. John graduated from Montclair High School in 1983 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration—both degrees earned from California State University at San Bernardino. He worked for cities and the private sector focusing in real estate, urban planning, economic development, and affordable housing. John and his wife, Anne, have two children.  His wife previously and son currently serves in the Army.

John was first elected to the Montclair City Council in 1996, and served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2000 through 2010. He was elected Mayor in 2018. Before his election to the City Council, John served on the Montclair Planning Commission. He has also served as a Board Member for the Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services. John currently is involved with the Knights of Columbus and is a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

John’s service on the City Council includes appointments to the Real Estate, Legislative/ Intergovernmental, and Tri-City Gold Line Committees. He represents Montclair on the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (“SBCTA”) and Omnitrans governing boards, and on the Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s Regional Sewerage Program Policy Committee; and he represents SBCTA on the Metrolink Board of Directors (as an alternate member), on the Southern California Association of Government’s Transportation Committee, and on the Foothill Gold Line Joint Powers Authority Board.  John is passionate about the community’s welfare, and has focused the City Council’s attention on a number of vital public issues, including:

  • Revitalizing residential neighborhoods;
  • Attracting and retaining quality businesses;
  • Ensuring the City’s fiscal integrity by promoting fiscally responsible budgets;
  • Transforming Montclair Place (formerly Montclair Plaza);
  • Developing a transit-oriented area for north Montclair that includes the Gold Line commuter train; and
  • Improving the City’s streets and parks.


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