Marice H. DePasquale was appointed by the Mesa Water Board in 2017 to represent the Division 3 communities of North Costa Mesa and landmarks such as South Coast Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Orange Coast College. She will serve through November 2018 when an election will be held for the Division III seat.

Director DePasquale holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), with an emphasis in voting and elections.

She has decades of experience in public relations and is principle of consulting firm MConsensus, spanning all aspects of public relations, government and community relations, media relations, and grassroots lobbying.

Her clients have included C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, Crystal Cove Alliance, Disney, D.R. Horton, Home Depot, IKEA, The Irvine Co., Marriott Hotels, Lennar, Newport Banning Ranch, Pebble Beach Resorts, and Starbucks. Her work has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America through numerous OC Chapter PROTOS awards and the prestigious, national Silver Anvil award.

Director DePasquale values public service and giving back to the community. She also serves as a board member on the Seneca Family of Agencies (a nonprofit adoption agency dedicated to the creation, preservation, and support of foster care, adoptive and relative care), has served on UCI’s School of Social Science Dean’s Board of Counselors, the City of Huntington Beach’s Affordable Housing Committee, and the Orange County Chapter of the Building Industry Association, among other organizations.