City Council Members

Mayor Neeki Moatazedi

Neeki Moatazedi

Elected November 2018                 Term Expires November 2022

Email Neeki Moatazedi                    Represent, District 2

Neeki is a Southern-California native and grew up in the unincorporated area of Coto De Caza. She graduated from Mission Viejo High School and went to UC-Irvine and Chapman for her undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively. Neeki decided to settle in Lake Forest in 2016 due to its community feel and natural beauty with various trails and parks. Neeki was a former competitive swimmer for the Mission Viejo Nadadores and still enjoys athletics to this day.

Aside from representing residents in District 2, Neeki is a project manager for Southern California Gas Company, handling the regulatory side of the business, interfacing with regulators, and other agencies to provide safe and reliable service to Southern California Gas Company customers. One of Neeki's primary goals is to balance the needs of a growing population while maintaining a high quality of life for the residents of Lake Forest.

Neeki has also been a longtime volunteer and supporter of Laura's House charities, which help women and children of domestic violence. When Neeki is not working or volunteering she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog Hunter.

Mayor Elect Scott Voigts

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Elected 2010, Re-Elected 2014     Term Expires November 2022         and 2018
                                                        
Email Scott Voigts                         Represent, District 3

Scott has been a resident of Lake Forest since 1979. He and his wife, Stephanie, attended school in the Saddleback Valley and both stayed in the community they grew up because they believed it was the perfect place to raise a family. Scott and Stephanie have been happily married for 22 years and have an 8-year-old daughter who is their pride and joy.

In 1991, Scott was involved in a catastrophic construction accident that nearly cost him his life and left him paraplegic. A carpenter by trade, Scott fell from a bridge overpass that he was working on as the scaffolding gave way.

He is active in his church, O.C. Chambers of Commerce, and the O.C. Central Committee. Scott enjoys volunteering at his daughter's school and enthusiastically coaches AYSO Region 85 soccer and involved in Club soccer. In addition to serving as a member of the Lake Forest City Council, Scott is a Senior Advisor to California State Assemblyman Donald P. Wagner.

Scott's Personal Statement: "My family and faith in God are what helped me get through my 1991 accident, the most difficult time in my life. My faith is a driving force behind my passion to serve my community. My motto is: 'Let us strive to make a difference.' I am committed to limited government, fiscal responsibility, local business growth and an adherence to the Constitution."

Mayor Pro Tem Elect          Robert Pequeno

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Elected November 2020           Term Expires November 2024 
                                                   
Email Robert Pequeno              Represent, District 5

Photo and Biography coming soon.

Council Member      Mark Tettemer

Mark Tettemer

Elected November 2018               Term Expires November 2022

Email Mark Tettemer                       Represent, District 4

Mark and his wife Brenda have lived in Lake Forest for more than 20 years. They raised their two children in Lake Forest and are proud to call Lake Forest home. Mark, who works for a regional water agency, has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Public Administration.

Since moving to Lake Forest in 1995, Mark has volunteered in the community in many ways. Mark has been active with PTA, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts. Mark served on the City's 10th Anniversary Committee, the City's Parade Committee, and the Kiwanis Club of Lake Forest. Mark was the Chair of the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" in 2006 and 2007, the first two years of this community event. Mark also volunteered at the Lake Forest 5K, El Toro High School "Grad Nite" and was the President of the El Toro Boys' Volleyball Booster Club.

Mark, having served on the City of Lake Forest's Planning Commission from 2002 to 2004, was first elected to City Council in 2004 and was re-elected in 2008. Mark served as the Mayor of Lake Forest in 2008 and 2009. Mark also represented the City of Lake Forest on the Orange County Fire Authority from 2006 to 2012 as a Board Member, a member of the Executive Committee, and as the Chair.

Mark's priorities include:

  • Financial stability and balanced budgets,
  • Public safety,
  • Improving traffic and addressing parking concerns,
  • Delivering efficient and effective City services,
  • Attracting and retaining local businesses, and
  • Ensuring Lake Forest is a safe, attractive, and vibrant City.

Mark notes that "Much of the area we know as Lake Forest was planned and constructed before the city was formed. On December 20, 1991, Lake Forest became a city. Since then, the City and community have been working together to improve Lake Forest by pursuing the services and facilities we desire. While much has been done since 1991, I look forward to working with residents and businesses to help achieve even more through thoughtful planning, education, communication, collaboration, and prudent financial decisions. My hope is that we can be a model of achievement in Orange County and beyond. My belief is that it's important not only what we achieve, it's important how we achieve it."

Council Member Doug Cirbo

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Elected November 2020          Term Expires November 2024 
                                                   
Email Doug Cirbo                      Represent, District 1

Photo and Biography coming soon.