boardroom dyasOn October 26, 2017, the Board of Directors approved the formation of a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to give customers within the District’s service area an opportunity to become more involved in the community by advising the Board of Directors on key issues. The CAC provides recommendations to the Board of Directors and District staff, evaluates the effectiveness of current programs and policies, and assists in formulating new programs and policies. It consists of 11 members that are appointed by the Board of Directors and serve a staggered 2-year term. Members discuss pressing topics and key issues in the world of special districts, including voting districts.

CAC meetings are open to the public and they are held at the District’s headquarters, located at 290 Paularino Avenue, Costa Mesa. CAC meetings are being conducted in-person and via teleconference. Meeting minutes and videos are available for public viewing on BoardDocs.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Committee. The deadline to submit an application is October 21, 2021. 

The current CAC Members are as follows:

Member Position Term
Elodie Katz Chair 2021-2023
Sue Lester Vice Chair 2021-2023
Jeff Arbour Member 2021-2023
Daniel Baume Member 2020-2022
Cindy Brenneman Member 2021-2023
Mike Corcoran Member 2020-2022
Dickie Fernandez Member 2020-2022
Judith Gielow Member 2021-2023
Seth Greiner Member 2020-2022
Phil Marsh Member 2020-2022
Vacant Member 2020-2022

To apply, please fill out an application and submit by e-mail, mail, or deliver it to CMSD Headquarters:

For more information about the CAC, please see the resources below: