Still Serving the Community

We are retired public servants who spent our careers helping to make San Diego America’s Finest City and doing our part to ensure that the services San Diegans expect from their government are of the highest caliber. Now, in retirement, we continue to serve the community through our organization, the City of San Diego Retired Employees Association (REA). Our members volunteer in a wide variety of capacities throughout the community. Our organization supports many important community programs. Here are a few:

Restoring Respect: We cosponsor this important initiative of the Joan Kroc Center for Peace and Justice to promote civil dialog among all San Diegans.

COVID-19 Relief Fund: We recently donated two-months of our member dues to this fund, managed by the San Diego Foundation, to assist San Diegans affected by the pandemic.

Voice of San Diego: We provide financial support to the quality journalism provided by VOSD with the view that fact-based journalism is essential to the functioning of a democratic society.

San Diego Food Bank: We contribute to the food bank to assist those unable to afford the most basic needs. A virtual food drive is scheduled for June. This is a particularly important outreach as it addresses the needs of school children who rely on school lunch programs which are unavailable during non-school months.

Drowning Prevention: We are in discussions with the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego to support their efforts to teach children who would otherwise lack access to the opportunity to learn to swim and have access to jobs, such as lifeguarding.

Learning to Love Reading: We are in the planning stages to underwrite the cost of books for a celebration of National Reading Day at the Monarch School in support of the education of homeless children K-3rd grade.

If you are a retired City of San Diego employee, join us! Visit our website at:

REA Sponsored the celebration of “Read Across America Day” on March 3 at Baker Elementary School in collaboration with the City Council District 9 office of Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera, school principal Dr. Kathleen Gallagher, and her staff.