Mesa Water District Director James R. Fisler Elected to LAFCO Alternate Seat

Director Fisler Is Mesa’s LAFCO Liaison As Part Of His Water District Service

Costa Mesa, Calif.; February 10, 2011 – Mesa Water District (“Mesa”) Board member, James R. (“Jim”) Fisler, was elected to serve as the special districts alternate for the Local Agency Formation Commission of Orange County (Orange County LAFCO).  The election took place due to Arlene Schafer’s departure from the special districts seat.  Prior Orange County LAFCO special districts alternate Charley Wilson won the seat, and Jim Fisler was then elected to the special districts alternate seat.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Orange County LAFCO special districts alternate,” said Director Fisler.  “This is a responsibility that I take seriously, and I am committed to providing excellent support.”

Appointed to Mesa’s Board of Directors in August, 2009, Director Fisler was elected to the Board in November, 2010.  Director Fisler’s background includes serving as a Planning Commissioner and Parks Commissioner for the City of Costa Mesa.  He also possesses over a year’s worth of experience serving as the Orange County LAFCO liaison for Mesa, and he serves on Mesa’s Public Information Committee.  With a passion for public policy, Fisler is quite involved in community service and has been a member, since 1997, of the City of Costa Mesa’s Residential Rehabilitation and Redevelopment Committee which he has served in many capacities, including as an alternate, full member, or liaison from the Planning Commission.

“Mesa is extremely proud to have our Director Fisler serve as the Orange County LAFCO alternate member,” said the District’s Board President Fred R. Bockmiller, Jr., P.E.  “This contributes to our water district’s strong local and regional political involvement.”

The Orange County LAFCO is a state-mandated agency that oversees city and special district boundary changes (i.e., annexation, detachment, etc.).  Every county in California has a LAFCO, and the Orange County LAFCO has jurisdiction over cities and special districts in Orange County.  The Orange County LAFCO Board consists of seven voting members, including two from the Board of Supervisors, two representing cities, two representing special districts, and one representing the public.


About Mesa Water

Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach, and John Wayne Airport. Mesa Water provides 100 percent local reliable groundwater to its customers due to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility. Visit, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.