Congressman Seeks to Rename Post Office in Honor of Local Businessman and Philanthropist

Congressman Seeks to Rename Post Office in Honor of Local Businessman and Philanthropist

San Bernardino, CA

Congressman Pete Aguilar (left)

Last week, Congressman Pete Aguilar, who represents California’s 31st Congressional District, including the city of San Bernardino, introduced H.R. 2979. 

The bill, co-sponsored by the entire California Congressional Delegation, would name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino the “Jack H. Brown Post Office Building.” The renaming would honor the impassioned Inland Empire philanthropist and former Executive Chairman of the regional Stater Bros. Markets grocery chain, the late Jack H. Brown. 

The late Jack Brown

“Jack H. Brown was a staple in the Inland Empire community, both as a business leader but also as an advocate for charitable causes,” Aguilar said. “From supporting our kids through the founding of the San Bernardino Boys and Girls Club, to advocating for Inland Empire veterans, to donating tens of thousands of dollars to our local law enforcement in the aftermath of the Inland Regional Center terror attack, Jack always put our families first.” Aguilar also stressed his belief that the designation of the post office, which sits in the center of San Bernardino, will remind area residents every day of Brown’s service to the community. 

When the bill was announced, Phillip J. Smith, Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets said, “We thank Congressman Aguilar for spearheading the effort for the Jack H. Brown Post Office in San Bernardino to memorialize Jack’s contributions to our region. Jack was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family, and an advocate for the Inland Empire community for over three decades. His efforts on behalf of San Bernardino County workers and families will be carried on by those who were fortunate to know him, and we hope that through this new dedication, his name will be with us and remembered for generations to come.”

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