Councilman Allen W. Warren was born and raised in the blue-collar working class community of Del Paso Heights area of North Sacramento. He is a graduate of Grant Joint High School where he was an outstanding three-sport athlete. After High school he enrolled at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California where he continued excelling in athletics as well as earning an associated degree in science. Upon graduating from COS Allen enrolled at California State University Hayward where he earned the first dean all conference honors in 2 consecutive years and broke the homerun record. Allen’s success on the baseball field earned him a professional baseball contract with the New York Yankees.
Allen’s baseball career was cut short as a result of injuries and he returned to CSUH earning a Bachelors of Arts majoring in political science with a minor in business administration 1989. The Wall Street Financial Services Company, Dean Witter Reynolds, noticed his academic success. At Dean Witter, Allen continued to excel, earning the distinction as one of the top account executives in the country.
In the fall of 1990, Allen entered on a new journey as a real estate developer starting a company that he oversaw as CEO/President for 25 years, New Faze Development Inc. Under his stewardship, New Faze grew into one of the largest smart growth, urban in-fill developers in the state of California. The company’s successes have been recognized by numerous organizations and publications and has received multiple business of the year awards; the North State Building Industries Association (BIA), Presidential Award, PCBC – Premier Building Show and Builder Magazine Aware for “Best Selling Project”. In addition to New Faze’s recognition, Allen has personally been recognized for bringing people together to solve complex issues receiving the Unity Award from the Greater Sacramento Urban League, American Leaderships Exemplary Leadership Award and in 2005 was recognized by Sacramento Magazine as one of the 50 most influential leaders in the Sacramento region.
In November of 2012, Allen successfully ran for a seat on the Sacramento City Council. Currently, Allen represents the Second District as it’s locally elected Councilman. On the Council, in addition to advocating for District 2, Allen has been appointed to chair the new Entertainment and Sports Arena Committee (ESC), The Audit Committee, and serves on numerous other committees including, immediate past chair of the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA).
Councilman Warren is married to Dr. Gina Warren. Together they have three children, Braxton 17, Synclaire 14, and Roman 11.