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The 5th Seat. Part 3 - Helping Make the City a Better Place

Dr. Jim Gardner
Dr. Jim Gardner

In this series we’ve looked at demographic variables, time spent in city related activities, and what the applicants hope to accomplish. Today we look at participation in activities that center around making Lake Forest a better place to live.

Note - The list is organized by the person with the most activities mentioned, with no attempt to judge whether one type of activity is more worthwhile than any other. Also note that for many people the activities are past rather than current, but no attempt has been made to separate them, apart from the mention. The data is taken from their responses to the questionnaire and/or in their resume. Praiseworthy efforts not centered around serving the people of Lake Forest have not been included.


Jim Gardner

·       Current Board Member and Past President, Lake Forest Beach & Tennis Club HOA. 

·       Past Member, Lake Forest Community Council. 

·       Current Member, Lake Forest Parade Committee. 

·       City Leader, South County Animal Shelter Coalition. 

·       Co-founder, Friends of Lake Forest Animals. 

·       Adviser and Fund Raiser, Breast Cancer Survivors. 

·       Supporter, Soroptimists International Lake Forest.

·       Supporter, Lake Forest Boys and Girls Club.

·       Supporter, Lake Forest Garden Club.

·       Editor of columns “City Watch” and “Profiles in Service” for Lake Forest Patch, an online newspaper published by AOL.

James Richert

·       Executive Committee, Lake Forest incorporation

·       Past Board member and President, Lake 2

·       Past Board member, San Remo Village

·       Lake Forest Coordinator,  “Stop the Airport at El Toro” movement

·       Co-founder of Jail Alternatives to Musick (JAM)

·       Founder and President, Lake Forest Community Council

·       Forest Creek Tract Representative

Terry Anderson

·       Kiwanis

·       AYSO

·       Girl Scouts

·       ETHS LaCrosse coach

·       Chamber of Commerce

·       Past Member, Planning Commission

Terri Graham

·       Past Board Member, Lake 2 HOA

·       Neighborhood Watch Captain

·       Board Member, Rancho Canada Elementary School PTA

·       ETHS Reunion Committee Class of ‘87

Marcia Rudolph

·       Past Member, Lake Forest City Council

·       Active in “Stop the Airport at El Toro” movement

·       President, Saddleback Area Coordinating Council

·       Founding member, Friends of the Library

Anna Antoniou

·       Saddleback Valley Pop Warner

·       Lake Forest Little League

·       PTA

David Bass

·       Scoutmaster and Eagle Project Advisor

·       El Toro Football Boosters

Andrew Hamilton

·       AYSO coach and referee

·       Current Member Planning Commission

Jowanna Cannon

·       Volunteer Boys and Girls Club of Lake Forest

Steven Carlson

·       Member of HOA

Hugh Everhart

·       Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 604

Trevor Sullivan

·       El Toro Pep Band Director


Tomorrow we'll look at what issues the candidates have highlighted.

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Rose Tingle December 04, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Will you be listing campaign contributions ----to who----and the amount?
Jim Gardner December 04, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Hi Rose. The only person who indicated they made a campaign contribution to one of the sitting Council members was Andrew Hamilton. He said "I publicly supported, campaigned and donated to many of the recent candidates for city council" but wasn't more specific than that.

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