The City of Lake Forest faces many exciting opportunities and challenges in the years ahead. To enhance community input and involvement, the City offers the Lake Forest Academy. The Academy has developed community leaders since the spring of 2003. 

The Lake Forest Academy is an eight-week course traditionally held once a year in the fall and provides participants with a general overview of City operations and departments. Applicants from all segments of the community are encouraged to participate. The Academy will include participants 18 years or older with varied educational and cultural backgrounds who live in Lake Forest. This in-depth seminar is free. Refreshments and appetizers are included at the beginning of each session.

2023 Lake Forest Academy

The Academy meets once a week for eight evenings and is free of charge. Sessions are scheduled from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Each session focuses on different aspects of the City with presentations from a variety of speakers.  

Stay tuned for sign-up information

18th Annual Lake Forest Academy

 

 

2022 Graduates 

  • Ryan Adams
  • Eliza Beber
  • Jason Beber
  • Judy Curry
  • Eric Gates
  • Laura Getz
  • Hiva Kamangar
  • Jennifer Mavros
  • Bindu Mishra

 

  • Darleen Perkins
  • Melanie Rocha
  • Chris Sauritch
  • Maria Speranza
  • Kacper Turek
  • Benjamin Yu
  • Maryam Zand
  • Jie Zhao
  • Janelle Zwicker

 

17th Annual Leadership Academy

2021 Graduates 

  • Alyssa Yan 
  • Amy Spaulding
  • Andrea Alexander
  • Ann Owens
  • Crystal Ventura
  • Dan Ning Dave
  • Evans Donald
  • Bloomgren Elaine
  • Minami Eric Gates
  • Erik Connolly
  • Eve Morguelan
  • Huy Vuong
  • Joann Liu
  • Judy Curry
  • Karen Saturday
  • Karen Wales
  • Karissa Tjong
  • Kitty Chu
  • Kristi Reade
  • Linda Martin
  • Louise Robertson
  • Natasha Anand
  • Nissa Menke
  • Peter Najera
  • Richard Ang
  • Shawn Chaudhri
  • Shayleen Thistlewaite
  • Suedine Nakano
  • Suzy Betz
  • Wendy Zimmerman 

 

15th Annual Leadership Academy

2018 Graduates

  • Arek Tatevossian
  • Bob Holtzclaw
  • Brittany Roberts
  • Debbie Ickes
  • Derek​​​​​​ Natvig
  • Desiree Magee
  • Dianne Hanks
  • Eve Morguelan
  • Jaime Valdivieso
  • Jean Kulla
  • June Sutter
  • Khanh Berg
  • Kyle Kott
  • Larissa Clark
  • Mark Epelbaum
  • Nancy Backer
  • Pat Bird
  • Steve Carlson
  • Steve Backer
  • Suzy Diaz
  • Tiffany Robinson

 

14th Annual Leadership Academy

2017 Graduates

  • Alan Cawi
  • Amy Shih
  • Andrew Seibly
  • Anh Lau
  • Bjarne Conradsen
  • Blanca O'Connor
  • Crystal Ventura
  • Emily Keating
  • Edith Logue
  • Holly Turner
  • Jason Leland
  • Jean O'Donoghue
  • Jing Yang
  • Kayla Francis
  • Kristin Eldred
  • Mila O'Neal
  • Myrna Dillon
  • Richard Ang
  • Roxanna Torres
  • Steve Valencia
  • Terry Seibly
  • Tim Kolbo
  • Tim O'Neal
  • Wendy Swanson
  • Yury Tolentino

 

13th Annual Leadership Academy

2016 Graduates

  • Barry Rosenberg
  • Bethany Guajardo
  • Betty Atwell
  • Darin Caggiano
  • David M. Bass
  • Elaine Gundlach
  • Fabiano Tiraboschi
  • Farh Semnani
  • Jade Bolton
  • Judi Glass
  • Kevin Weber
  • Linda King
  • Michelle Walker
  • Nabilath Akimey
  • Naseem Qader
  • Robbie Rosenberg
  • Rod Stone
  • Scarlet Duggan
  • Scott Tullius
  • Shaye Shayegani
  • Shirley Maldonado

 

12th Annual Leadership Academy

2015 Graduates

  • Aileen Grant
  • Andrew Akagawa
  • Arik Ozden
  • Cathie Sherman
  • Jane De Lorenzo
  • Jim Joneja
  • Josue Vizcay
  • Kandice Hawes
  • Kevin Grant
  • Laurie Konsugar
  • Mevisa Poto
  • Robert DeAlmeida
  • Roxana Torres
  • Sofi Ozden
  • Stan Yombo
  • Taymor Kamrany

 

11th Annual Leadership Academy 

2014 Graduates

  • Ashley Melchor
  • Bud Sherman
  • Carol Ann Madle
  • Claudia Fowler
  • Don Sterling
  • Fritz Cordesius
  • Gary Russell
  • Ghezal Abdali
  • Hugh Everhart
  • Jeffrey Manzer
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Jim Bothwell
  • Katie Cariello
  • Nancy Rokkum
  • Renee Mckee
  • Richard Richardson
  • Scott Wisdom
  • Shelly Kossler
  • Skip Lanterna
  • Victor Scherr
  • Zihad Traieh

 

10th Annual Leadership Academy

2013 Graduates

  • Anna Antoniou
  • Beverley Ford
  • Cameron Barret
  • Carol Ann Tardiff
  • Carrie Barret
  • Dan Derkum
  • Darcy Purvis
  • Jade Mazzio
  • James Bender
  • Jeffrey Herrin
  • John Na
  • Julie Monji
  • Louis Ashinghurst
  • Luis Alvarado
  • Melissa Sims
  • Merry Axelrod
  • Michael Rickey
  • Nancy Smeaton
  • Nancy Tremaine
  • Patricia Pawelski
  • Rhonda Lorenzen
  • Sandy Stang
  • Scott Johnson
  • Scott Voigts
  • Seema Choudhary
  • Sheila Smith

 

9th Annual Leadership Academy

2012 Graduates

  • Ashley Lencek
  • Chris Jennings
  • Christopher Stacklin
  • DeAnne Bender
  • Dino Roman
  • Grace Barnes
  • Heather Walters
  • Jill Billington
  • JoDee Goetz
  • Louella Mauban
  • Megan Lencek
  • Myung Kim
  • Nilima Gupta
  • Russell Carroll
  • Sally Sartor
  • Steve Laherty
  • Steve Weisberg
  • Tina Kinkade
  • Wesley Gunter

 

 

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2022 Business Survey


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2023 Community Services Commission

Notice

The City of Lake Forest is accepting applications to serve on the Community Services Commission. Applications must be submitted online using this form and must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

The Community Services Commission advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the acquisition, development, and maintenance of public parks and recreational facilities. The Commission also advises the City Council on matters relating to recreational programs and provides advice to the Community Services Department.

This Commission meets the Wednesday after the first City Council meeting of each month, at 6:30 p.m. Commission members pledge upon appointment to represent the overall public good and not that of an exclusive group or interest and will sign an Ethics Policy upon appointment to the Commission. The City assigns a staff liaison to work with the Commission and facilitate communication between the Commission and the City Council.

In addition to attending the regular monthly Commission meetings, Commissioners are expected to periodically attend and participate in City programs and activities. Commissioners receive a salary of $59 per meeting, not to exceed $118 per month.

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Tell us about your vision for the City: Please limit your comments to 200 words each for Questions 16-18.

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Applicant Verification

I attest to the following: 1. I am a legal resident of the City of Lake Forest. 2. I am registered to vote in the City of Lake Forest. 3. I am able to attend Community Services Commission meetings that are regularly scheduled on the Wednesday following the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 4. I have submitted a Statement of Economic Interest, in accordance with the Political Reform Act. 5. I understand this application is a Public Record and may be made available to members of the public upon request, with personal contact information redacted. The information provided in this application is true and accurate.

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2023 Planning Commission Application

Notice

The City of Lake Forest is accepting applications to serve on the Planning Commission. Applications must be submitted online using this form and must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

The City's Planning Commission is a decision-making body tasked with reviewing matters related to planning and development in the City. The Planning Commission consists of five members which are appointed by the City- Council with Commissioners serving four-year terms. Typical projects reviewed by the Planning Commission include applications for new development, proposed changes in zoning or the text of the Municipal Code, as well as review proposed subdivisions of land. The Planning Commission is also responsible for making recommendations to the City Council as to whether a project or action would be consistent with the General Plan.

The Commission meets on the same week in which the City Council holds their first meeting of the month on Thursdays and meetings commence at 6:30 p.m. In addition to attending the regular monthly Commission meetings, Commissioners are expected to periodically attend and participate in City programs and activities.

Commissioners receive a salary of $118 per meeting, not to exceed $236 per month.

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I attest to the following: 1. I am a legal resident of the City of Lake Forest. 2. I am registered to vote in the City of Lake Forest. 3. I am able to attend Planning Commission meetings that are regularly scheduled on the same week in which the City Council holds their first meeting of the month on Thursdays and meetings commence at 6:30 p.m. 4. I have submitted a Statement of Economic Interest, in accordance with the Political Reform Act. 5. I understand this application is a Public Record and may be made available to members of the public upon request, with personal contact information redacted. The information provided in this application is true and accurate.

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2023 Traffic and Parking Commission

Notice

The City of Lake Forest is accepting applications to serve on the Traffic and Parking Commission. Applications must be submitted online using this form and must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

The Traffic and Parking Commission advises the City Council on issues relating to parking and the safe and efficient movement of traffic, including vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, and other modes of transportation upon the circulation network of the City. The Commission will provide recommendations related to traffic and parking including, but not limited to traffic and parking related field studies, requests for traffic control devices, requests for permit parking and street sweeping parking restrictions, and other related matters.

This Commission meets the Monday prior to the first City Council meeting of each month, at 6:30 p.m. Commission members pledge upon appointment to represent the overall public good and not that of an exclusive group or interest and will sign an Ethics Policy upon appointment to the Commission. The City assigns a staff liaison to work with the Commission and facilitate communication between the Commission and the City Council. In addition to attending the regular monthly Commission meetings, Commissioners are expected to periodically attend and participate in City programs and activities.

Commissioners receive a salary of $118 per meeting, not to exceed $236 per month.

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Tell us about your understanding of government: Please limit your comments to 100 words each for Questions 14 & 15.

Tell us about your vision for the City: Please limit your comments to 200 words each for Questions 16-18.

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Applicant Verification

I attest to the following: 1. I am a legal resident of the City of Lake Forest. 2. I am registered to vote in the City of Lake Forest. 3. I am able to attend Traffic and Parking Commission meetings that are regularly scheduled the Monday prior to the first City Council meeting each month ar 6:30 p.m. 4. I have submitted a Statement of Economic Interest, in accordance with the Political Reform Act. 5. I understand this application is a Public Record and may be made available to members of the public upon request, with personal contact information redacted. The information provided in this application is true and accurate.

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Commercial Business Additional Information

Applicable if you are a commercial or a home-based business.

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Business Watch - Emergency Contact Information

Please complete the following emergency contact information if your business wishes to participate in the Orange County Sheriff's Department "Business Watch Program". You will be contacted and provided with additional information and receive a "Business Watch" decal.

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Business Watch | Lake Forest, CA

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Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Membership

Membership Application

Joining the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce offers numerous opportunities to network, gain valuable experience, expand your business, and more. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, select the link above.

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City of Lake Forest SMS Sign Up

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Expand the Forest

Expand the Forest Beautification Program

Public Works Department | 100 Civic Center Dr. | Lake Forest, Ca 92630 | (949) 461 - 3493


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Note: Due to the health and wellbeing of the selected trees, plantings will occur only from October 1st though December 1st and March 1st through June 1st. Staff will contact you during this time frame. Dedication plaques are not allowed. 


Location

 

Disclaimer: If a planting date cannot be arranged, the tree(s) will be planted by the end of the planting period. 

 


Type of Tree


Dedication

The City Council Certificate: The dedication and sponsor(s) information will appear on the City Council signed certificate mailed to you after the tree planting has occurred.

(Example: In loving memory of John Doe, a great friend and co-worker) 


Payment

The cost of the Expand the Forest Program is $93.00/15 gallon tree. 

If Paying by Check, Mail to:

City of Lake Forest
Expand the Forest Program
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

If Paying with Cash, Bring to:

City of Lake Forest
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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Credit card payments are accepted through eLakeForest.com with a 3.29% service fee. Register for a new account through eLakeForest.com.

 

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Vet / Clinic:
20780 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 600-8310
23162 El Toro Frontage Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 837-5222
29040 Portola Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 380-1255
24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste P, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 837-7660
22377 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 855-9744
3 Rancho Circle, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 581-7979

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