Board Secretary: Arlene Schafer

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Board Secretary
Term: 2018-2022

Arlene Schafer was elected to the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board of Directors in February 2013. Director Schafer has served as President, Vice President and Secretary of the District for several terms.

Director Schafer is an active member of the Harbor Mesa Lion’s Club. Ms. Schafer serves as Legislation Chair for the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. She is currently the President of the Costa Mesa Republican Women’s Federation. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Federation Republican Women’s.

A former Mayor of the City of Costa Mesa, Director Schafer has been the Chair of the Costa Mesa Redevelopment Advisory Committee and has served on the Committee for 19 years. She is a former Planning Commissioner. She also served as the Executive Board Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and serves as Vice Chair on the Legislative and Fiscal Committee, the Finance Corps Vice Chair, the Task Force Committee and is Past Chair of the Membership/Recruitment Committee.

Ms. Schafer's former involvement in innumerable groups has earned her many awards, including Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce "Woman of the Year," the Beacon Award from the Newport/Mesa Unified School District honoring her "Outstanding Contribution to Education" and was a Board of Supervisors "Honored Citizen of Orange County."