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.
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 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).
|Commissioner||Member Representation||Term Expiration (December 31)|
|Katharine Cole||Special Districts||2024|
|Candace Horsley||Special Districts||2026|
|Maureen Mulheren, Chair||County||2026|
|Gerald Ward, Vice-Chair/Treasurer||Public||2026|
|Francois Christen||Alternate, Special District||2026|
|Douglas Crane||Alternate, City||2025|
|John Haschak||Alternate, County||2023|
|Richard Weinkle||Alternate, Public||2023|