District 1 Staff
Blong Xiong, MBA - District 1 Council President
Council President Blong Xiong-MBA, currently serves as the first elected Asian American Councilmember for the City of Fresno, and the first elected Hmong councilmember in Fresno and the State of California. Prior to his election to office, Mr. Xiong served as Deputy Director for the Fresno Center for New Americans (FCNA) a nonprofit organization that assists immigrants, refugees and New Americans to successfully transition into the community. Mr. Xiong obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marian College of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and later received a Master in Business Administration from National University. In addition, Mr. Xiong has served as a Public Defender Investigator for the County of Fresno and has worked in his family’s small business.
Appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger Council President Xiong serves on the board of the California Volunteer Commission. In addition, he also serves on the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), Rail Consolidation Committee, Southeast Asian Educational Council, and has participated in numerous speaking engagements as the keynote speaker, at the local, state and federal levels.
Kyle Loreto - Council Assistant
Prior to joining Councilmember Blong Xiong’s office, Mr. Loreto served Mayor Alan Autry's administration as Deputy Chief of Staff.
He continues serving the City, working on policy and needs of District 1.
Maiyer Vang - Council Assistant
Harim Martinez - Staff Support