LAFCo 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.
The composition of LAFCo Commissions varies from county to county. 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.
|Commissioner||Member Representation||Term Expiration (December 31)|
|Tony Orth, Chair||Special Districts (Brooktrails Township CSD)||2024|
|Scott Ignacio, Vice Chair||City (Point Arena)||2022|
|Gerald Ward, Treasurer||Public||2022|
|Matthew Froneberger||Special Districts (Russian River Flood Control District)||2022|
|Gerardo Gonzalez||City (Willits)||2021|
|Jenifer Bazzani, Alternate||Alternate Special District (Ukiah Valley Fire District)||2022|
|John Haschak, Alternate||Alternate County||2023|
|Richard Weinkle, Alternate||Alternate Public||2023|
|Vacant, Alternate||Alternate City||2021|