Information & Terms


The City of Laguna Beach is well known for the participation of its citizens. One way to participate is to serve on a City Council appointed Commission, Board or Committee. The City Council makes appointments to the Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board in January, the advisory committees in February, and the Arts Commission and Planning Commission in June. The Personnel Board is appointed in September of odd-numbered years.

Submitting an Application

The City Council issues a press release announcing the application period for the Commissions, Boards and Committees. Any Laguna Beach resident who is interested may submit an application to the City Clerk. All applicants are interviewed and appointments are made by the City Council at one of their regular meetings.

Application for Commissions and Boards

Application for Committees
Elected and Appointed Officials and Their Terms in PDF Format Updated 1-28-14

Arts Commission  Planning Commission
Ken Auster 6-30-15 Linda Dietrich               6-30-15
Donna Olsen Ballard 6-30-14 Norm Grossman 6-30-15
Suzi Chauvel 6-30-15 Anne Johnson     6-30-14
Mary P. Ferguson 6-30-14 Ken Sadler 6-30-14
Nicholas Hernandez 6-30-14 Robert Zur Schmiede 6-30-14
Pat Kollenda 6-30-15 Staff: Ann Larson (949) 497-0320
Lisa Mansour 6-30-15
 David Emmes                     6-30-15  
 Suzanne S. Mellor             6-30-15
 Staff: Sian Poeschl (949) 497-0722  

Board of Adjustment / Design Review Board Personnel Board
Caren Liuzzi 1-31-16 Karl Koski 15-Oct
Roger McErlane 1-31-15 Delano Dinelly 15-Oct
Monica Simpson 1-31-15 Alan H. Anderson 15-Oct
Leslie LeBon 1-31-16

Staff: Barbara Salvini 497-0311

Robin ZurSchmiede 1-31-15

Staff: Nancy Csira (949) 497-0332

Heritage Committee Housing & Human Services
Mollie Bing 3-31-15 Marc Bruderer 10-31-14
Ken Fischbeck 3-31-15 Gail Duncan 10-31-14
Anne Frank 3-31-14 Lauriann Meyer 10-31-15
Rick Gold 3-31-14 Andy Siegenfeld 10-31-14
Bonnie Hano 3-31-15 Danielle Wilson 10-31-14
Carl Iverson 3-31-14 Faye Chapman 10-31-15
Debbie Lewis     3-31-15 Laura Storke 10-31-15
Jon Madison 3-31-14
Linda Morgenlander 3-31-15

Staff: Belinda Ann Deines (949) 464-6626

Staff: Martina Speare (949) 464-6629

Parking / Traffic / Circ Emergency/Disaster Preparedness
Rebecca Carson 2-28-14 Matt Brisbois 6-30-15
Holly Dennison 2-28-15 Sandi Cain 6-30-15
Lawrence Esten 2-28-15 David Horne 6-30-15
Darrylin Girvin 2-28-15 Sue Kempf 6-30-15
Ernest Hackmon    2-28-15 Susan Weidhaas 6-30-15
Neil F. Katz 2-28-14

John Keith

Michael Schneider     2-28-14  David Sanford


Aaron Talarico 2-28-14  Tim Templeton  


Jennifer Welsh Zeiter 2-28-15         

Staff: Liz Vazquez-Avila 497-0344

  Staff : Lt.Daryn Lenyi

Environmental Sustainability Committee Recreation Committee
Scott Epstein 3-31-14 Curtiss Alderson 2-28-14
Stephen O'Neil 3-31-14 Allen Doby 2-28-15
Martin Taylor 3-31-14 Dawn Franz 2-28-15
George Basile 3-31-15 James D. Howard 2-28-15
Catharine Cooper 3-31-15 Rebecca Meekma 2-28-14
Kristen Martin 3-31-15 Katrina Puffer 2-28-15
Eric Sargeant 3-31-15 Danielle Ward     2-28-15
Staff: Michael Phillips 497-0390 Staff: Ben Siegel 497-0352

HIV Committee
18 Members
Staff: Jason Kravetz 497-0307