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Commission 

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 selected by the Board of Supervisors; two city council representatives selected by the City Selection Committee within Mendocino County; two special district respresentatives selected 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.

Carre Brown, Chair

Position: Commissioner, County Member

Term Expiration: December 2020

Tony Orth, Vice-Chair

Position: Commissioner, Special District Member

Term Expiration: December 2020

Gerald Ward, Treasurer

Position: Commissioner, Public Member

Term Expiration: December 2022

Gerardo Gonzalez

Position: Commissioner, City Member

Term Expiration: December 2021

Scott Ignacio

Position: Commissioner, City Member

Term Expiration: December 2022

John McCowen

Position: Commissioner, County Member

Term Expiration: December 2020

Vacant

Position: Commissioner, Special District Member

Term Expiration: December 2022

Jenifer Bazzani, Alternate

Position: Alternate Commissioner, Special District Member

Term Expiration: December 2022

John Haschak, Alternate

Position: Alternate Commissioner, County Member

Term Expiration: December 2023

Will Lee, Alternate

Position: Alternate Commissioner, City Member

Term Expiration: December 2021

Richard Weinkle, Alternate

Position: Alternate Commissioner, Public Member

Term Expiration: December 2023