About the Board

The cities and unincorporated areas in Orange County are divided into five Supervisorial Districts. Although the districts vary in physical size, their populations are approximately the same, and each district elects a Supervisor to a four-year term. Each Supervisor can serve two four-year terms.

Terms are staggered so that all districts do not have elections at the same time. The First and Third Districts will have elections in 2020, and the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Districts will have elections in 2022.

These five elected officials comprise the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Every year, the Board elects two of its members to serve as chair and vice chair.

 

Who They Are
 

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Lisa Bartlett, Chairwoman 
 Fifth District
 (714) 834-3550
The Cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine (portion of), Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, and the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe, Trabuco Canyon (portion of), and Wagon Wheel
Supervisor Michelle Steel Michelle Steel, Vice Chair 
 Second District 
 (714) 834-3220
Buena Park (Portions of), Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley (Portions of), Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton
Supervisor Andrew Do Andrew Do 
 First District 
 (714) 834-3110
Fountain Valley (Portions of), Garden Grove, Midway City, Santa Ana, Westminster
Supervisor Donald Wagner Donald P. Wagner 
 Third District 
 (714) 834-3330
Anaheim (Portions of), Irvine (Portions of), Orange, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda
Supervisor Doug Chaffee Doug Chaffee 
 Fourth District 
 (714) 834-3440
Anaheim (Portions of), Brea, Buena Park (Portions of), Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia

 

Offices

Board offices are located in the Hall of Administration, on Santa Ana Boulevard between Broadway and Ross Street in Santa Ana. The Board’s mailing address is 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701.

 

What They Do

The Board oversees the management of the County government and its many special districts. In its legislative duties, the Board adopts ordinances, resolutions and minute orders within the limits prescribed by State law. As an executive body, the Board:

  • Establishes policy
  • Approves the annual budget
  • Appoints an Agricultural Commissioner, Chief Engineer, Chief Probation Officer (appointment made in partnership with the presiding judge of juvenile court,) Clerk of the Board, County Counsel, County Executive Officer, County Health Officer, County Librarian, County Surveyor, County Veterinarian, Director of Child Support Services, Director of John Wayne Airport, Director of the Social Services Agency, Internal Auditor, Performance Auditor, Public Defender, Public Guardian, and the Veteran Services Officer.
  • Approves contracts for projects and services
  • Conducts public hearings on land-use and other matters
  • Makes appointments to boards, committees and commissions

The Board’s legislative and executive activities are conducted at public meetings with certain personnel and legal matters discussed in closed sessions.

 

Where They Are Seated

The Board of Supervisors’ dais from left:

  • Third District Supervisor 
    Donald P. Wagner
  • Second District Supervisor 
    Michelle Steel, Vice Chair
  • Fifth District Supervisor 
    Lisa A. Bartlett, Chairwoman
  • First District Supervisor 
    Andrew Do
  • Fourth District Supervisor 
    Doug Chaffee

Below the Board of Supervisors’ dais from left:

  • County Counsel
  • Clerk of the Board
  • County Executive Officer

Board staff members sit at the table to the right of the podium. County staff members sit at the table to the left of the podium. A Clerk of the Board deputy sits next to the podium.

 

Term Information

 

 Name  Election or Appointment  Current Tenure
Andrew Do
Supervisor, First District

333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 
5th Floor 
Santa Ana, CA 92701 
(714) 834-3110
 Special election 1/27/15, Sworn in 2/3/15
 Re-elected 11/8/16, Sworn in 1/10/17.
 Partial term, 2/3/15 - 1/2/17
 4 year term, 1/9/17 – 1/12/21
Michelle Steel, Vice Chair
Supervisor, Second District

333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 
5th Floor 
Santa Ana, CA 92701 
(714) 834-3220
 Elected 11/4/14, Sworn in 1/05/15
 Re-elected 6/5/18, Sworn in 1/8/19.
 4 year term, 1/5/15 - 1/7/19
 4 year term, 1/8/19 - 1/3/23
Donald P. Wagner
Supervisor, Third District

333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 
5th Floor 
Santa Ana, CA 92701 
(714) 834-3330
Special Election 3/12/19, Sworn in 3/27/19.  Partial term, 3/27/19- 1/3/21
Doug Chaffee
Supervisor, Fourth District

333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 
5th Floor 
Santa Ana, CA 92701 
(714) 834-3440
 Elected 11/6/18, Sworn in 1/8/19.  4 year term, 1/8/19 - 1/3/23
Lisa A. Bartlett, Chairwoman
Supervisor, Fifth District

333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 
5th Floor 
Santa Ana, CA 92701 
(714) 834-3550
 Elected 11/4/14, Sworn in 12/2/14
 Re-elected 6/5/18, Sworn in 1/8/19.
 4 year term, 1/5/15 - 1/7/19
 4 year term, 1/8/19 - 1/3/23

 

 

Internet Broadcast

Live webcast of Board meetings can be viewed online. In addition, video-on-demand of past meetings starting from January 2007 are also available.

 

Meeting Agendas

The agenda sequence for a Board meeting is:

  1. Invocation
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Presentations and introductions
  4. Consent Calendar
  5. Discussion Calendar
  6. Public hearings
  7. Closed session (if necessary)
  8. Public, Board and CEO comments/travel reports (may be heard before closed session at the direction of the Chair) 
  9. Adjournment See glossary for explanation of terms.

Advance copies of the agenda and agenda staff reports are available at the Clerk of the Board at (714) 834-2206.

Updates to the agenda, including revisions to agenda items, supplemental items and any other special meeting notices, are available online and on the Clerk of the Board’s Info-line at (714) 834-3453.

The County’s Opinion Online service allows for comments on agenda items to be made via the Internet. This service is available from noon Wednesday to noon Friday in the week preceding a Board meeting. Comments are processed and distributed to the Board, County Executive Officer, Grand Jury and County Counsel.

 

When They Meet

Regular Board of Supervisors meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Meetings take place in the Hall of Administration, Board Hearing Room, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., first floor, Santa Ana and begin at 9:30 a.m. A complete list of meeting times and dates is also available.

 

For more information about your Board of Supervisors and its duties, call the Clerk of the Board at 714.834.2206 or visit their website.