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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is introducing new initiatives and programs, and working with others in the community to elevate activities that make San Diegans proud to say they’re from San Diego County. Below is a list of Supervisor Fletcher’s initiatives. 


Innovate Up

Innovate-Up is a public-private partnership between the County of San Diego and the University of San Diego to help entrepreneurs start-up and scale-up their businesses. Supervisor Fletcher  brokered the partnership to help activate talent in the District 4 neighborhoods of Chollas, City Heights, Encanto, Linda Vista, Rolando Park and Redwood Village. Learn more at

Jay's Program

Jay’s Program is an inclusive employment program at the County of San Diego for people with disabilities. Supervisor Fletcher’s inspiration for the program is Raymond G. Bariuan – but everyone calls him Jay! Jay has autism and was one of Supervisor Fletcher’s first hires when he was in the California State Assembly. Jay has worked with the Supervisor in many different places over the years, and is currently at the County. Jay is an integral part of our Team Fletcher and does data entry, clerical work, and always puts a smile on the team's face.

Clean Air for All

Clean Air for All is a public education and grant campaign to raise awareness about improving air quality and tackling climate change in San Diego County.  

Shine Bright with Pride

Shine Bright with Pride is an annual celebration to kick-off Pride Weekend in San Diego County. As part of this free community event local LGBTQ+ leaders are honored and the County Administration Center is lit up in the colors of the rainbow. Supervisor Fletcher hosts Shine Bright in partnership with the County’s Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bi-Sexual, & Allies ERG (LGBT & Allies).  


News: Initiatives

Small businesses get a boost from San Diego County, University of San Diego


Excerpts from ABC 10 story: County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the University of San Diego launched a small business accelerator program Monday for the communities of Chollas, City Heights, Encanto, Linda Vista, Rolando and Redwood Village.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, University of San Diego Launch Partnership to Increase Entrepreneurship and Grow Business Pipeline in 6 Communities


New partnership leverages combined $1.5 million in County and University Resources Innovate-Up workshop Innovation Bootcamp is August 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Malcolm X Library Sign-up today at

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County Administration Center lights up for San Diego Pride weekend


Excerpts from Fox 5 story: San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher recognized LBGTQ community leaders, organizations and county employees Thursday evening during a lighting ceremony at the County Administration Center, where the building donned the colors of the rainbow.

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Supervisor Fletcher Ushers in Pride Weekend in San Diego County


County Administration Center to be Lit Up with Colors of the Rainbow July 11th Local LGBTQ leaders to be recognized with proclamations July 9th & 11th Team Fletcher to March in San Diego Pride Parade July 13th

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New legislation to develop an inclusive employment program


Excerpts from KUSI story: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is expected to introduce legislation Tuesday for the development of an inclusive employment program at the County of San Diego for people with intellectual disabilities.

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Supervisors eye program to hire people who are developmentally disabled to work in county departments


Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article: San Diego County departments and offices will be staffed with people who have developmental disabilities under a new program being developed by county staff.

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Statement: Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Proposal for Inclusive Employment


I am pleased the Board supported our recommendation for the County to develop an enhanced employment program for individuals with disabilities.

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Supervisor Fletcher Introduces Policy for Inclusive Employment Program at County


Raymond G. Bariuan, who goes by “Jay,” is the inspiration for this new program

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