Darius Assemi is President and CEO of Granville Homes – a real estate development company established in 1977. Darius also serves on the board of the Alliance for Medical Outreach & Relief (AMORelief.org), whose mission is to build healthier communities in areas of concentrated poverty in Fresno County and around the world, as well as the board of Breaking the Chains, a nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking in Fresno County.
In addition to building communities and serving the underprivileged, Darius is actively engaged in public policy work at the local and state level. In 2016, he became the publisher of GV Wire, an online news site dedicated to exploring, explaining, and exposing issues that affect the health, well-being, and economic prosperity of residents of the Central Valley.
Common Subject Matter for Speaking Engagements
A situation in which dominant population evolves into an inequitable structure of power. Social injustice occurs in a situation where the equals are treated unequally and the unequal is treated equally.
Weighing in on a country’s self-interest strategies and their national interests, discovering the reasoning for their alliances and personal goals to see how these affect international relations milieu.
The debate is not about whether we should allow immigration – it’s about how we do so in a way that protects American sovereignty, respects the rule of law, and is beneficial to all Americans.
Tax management and change issued by the local, federal and world governments and the impact they play to our economic or social benefit or detriment.
Reform of the institutions and processes that govern transportation planning, capital programming, and project selection. Sourcing revenue to support the federal government’s commitments.
Granville Home of Hope
In 2006, Granville Homes initiated the annual Granville Home of Hope fundraiser, which has raised over $6.6 million to date, providing funds to many local nonprofit organizations.
Board Member, AMOR
AMOR’s mission is to build healthier communities in areas of concentrated poverty in Fresno County and around the world. While their initial mission was to provide aid in countries like Afghanistan, AMOR has more recently begun a neighborhood resource center project, which includes a health clinic, in Mendota, CA, a critically-underserved city in western Fresno County.
Darius and his family saw the need in the Central Valley for expanded access to advanced degrees in the medical field. In 2012, Darius used his experience in land use and development to co-found the California Health Sciences University (CHSU) in Clovis, CA. Beginning as a pharmacy school, CHSU saw its first class of graduates in May of 2018.
California Transportation Commissioner
Darius served on the California Transportation Commission from 2009 through 2015. During his 6 year term, Darius was actively engaged with legislatures and key stakeholders in securing much-needed transportation funding.
Central Valley Business Federation
Darius currently serves as the Immediate Past Board Chair for the Central Valley Business Federation. BizFed brings together associations and employers to share information, expertise, connections, and research, and use that knowledge to bring a united message to local policymakers.