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.

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
Cindy Brenneman Member 2021-2023
Judith Gielow Member 2021-2023
Daniel Baume Member 2022-2024
Rosemarie Chora Member 2022-2024
Dickie Fernandez Member 2022-2024
Dean Fisher Member 2022-2024
Michael Tou Member 2022-2024
Annette Watson Member 2022-2024

Applications for the 2022-2024 term will be accepted for the Committee from February 1 through April 18, 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: