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AFCo Commissioners sit as independent decision-makers and are required by law to exercise their independent judgment on behalf of the general public within Mendocino County. Commissioners exercise their responsibilities to consider their decisions within a regional or county-wide perspective without regard to a specific interest group or government agency. 

Mendocino LAFCo is composed of seven regular Commissioners;

  • two county supervisors appointed by the Board of Supervisors;
  • two city council representatives selected by the City Selection Committee within Mendocino County;
  • two special district respresentatives elected by the independent special districts of Mendocino County; and
  • one public member selected by the other members of the Commission.

For each category of members represented (county, city, special district, and public) there is one alternate. Alternate members may attend LAFCo meetings but only vote on items when a regular member from their category is absent.

Each Commission member serves a four-year term. Mendocino LAFCo Commissioners receive a stipend of $50 to attend regular meetings of the Commission (Mendocino LAFCo Policy 3.7).

Applications being accepted for Public Member 

Applications are due October 28, 2022 for the four-year term January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2026.

CommissionerMember RepresentationTerm Expiration (December 31)
Glenn McGourtyCounty2024
Maureen MulherenCounty2022
Scott Ignacio, Vice Chair                             City (Point Arena)2022
Mari RodinCity (Ukiah)2025
Matthew FronebergerSpecial Districts (Russian River Flood Control District)2022
Tony Orth, ChairSpecial Districts (Brooktrails Township CSD)2024
Gerald Ward, TreasurerPublic2022
John HaschakAlternate, County2023
Gerardo GonzalezAlternate, City (Willits)2025
VacantAlternate, Special District 2022
Richard WeinkleAlternate, Public 2023