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Government Affairs

 

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is an independent branch of the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce with a focus on local government, issues, and impact on our community life.  The GAC makes recommendations for advocacy and support for issues that affect our community.

Purpose

GAC is responsible for organizing community members with local, state, and federal government bodies and officials in areas of interest to our communities, and to promote effective cooperation between the communities and government.

  • To keep members apprised of legislative issues that will affect our communities
  • To keep members and government entities informed of local issues that may affect the quality of life in our communities
  • To bring motions for actions related to such issues before the Chamber Board

 

Committee Members

 

Laura Dyberg-Non-profits/general
GAC Chairwoman
Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council
https://www.firesafenow.org/

 

Penny Shubnell-Seniors
Crest Forest Senior Citizens Club, Inc.
http://crestlineseniorcitizens.org/

 

Mark Ouellet-Finance
The Federal Savings Bank
https://www.thefederalsavingsbank.com/

 

Cindy Gardner-Education
Rim of the World Unified School District Board Member
https://www.rimsd.k12.ca.us/Page/153

 

Cecilia Ponce De Leon-Real Estate
CAPRE Real Estate
http://capre.biz/

 

Jenny Hueter-Parks, Recreation & Youth activities 
Rim of the World Recreation and Park District 
https://www.rim-rec.org/

 

Community GAC Meetings

 

GAC meetings are held each month on the 1st Tuesday of the Month at 8:00 am.

The Lake Arrowhead Chamber sends an email notice with an agenda each month.  

Meetings are open to all community members.  If you’d like to be on our e-blast list, contact us at askus@lakearrowheadchamber.com.

  • Meetings are by Zoom Conference Call.  
  • When the meetings are In-person, the meetings are held at the Twin Peaks Sherriff Station at 26010 CA-189, Twin Peaks, CA 92391, and a Zoom link may also be provided.  

 

GAC meetings are also covered by our local mountain newspapers:

https://mountain-news.com

https://thealpinemountaineer.com

https://lakearrowheadnews.com

 

At the meetings, briefing updates generally come from the groups below.

  • Government Representatives
    • Congressman Jay Obernolte
    • Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
    • Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith
    • Supervisor Janice Rutherford and Supervisor Dawn Rowe
  • Local Government and Agencies
    • US Forest Service
    • CAL FIRE
    • SB County Fire
    • California Highway Patrol (CHP)
    • Sheriff
    • SCAQMD (Air Quality)
    • ROWUSD (Rim of the World Unified School District)
    • Rim of the World Recreation & Park District
    • LACSD (Water)
    • SoCal Edison (Electric)
  • Other Community Organizations

 

 

Government Representatives Contacts

Our Government Representatives can help navigate federal, state and local agencies.  They are involved in our mountain communities, attending events and learning about issues in our communities to be as effective as possible in their legislative efforts. 

In addition, as Covid-19 restrictions continue lift, we expect they hold office hours at the Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce as they have historically.

Congressman Jay Obernolte
California’s 8th District
9700 Seventh Ave., Ste. 201
Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone: 760-247-1815
https://obernolte.house.gov

 

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
California’s 23rd Senate District
1758 Orange Tree Lane, Suite B
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: (909) 335-0271
Fax: (909) 335-0282
https://ochoa-bogh.cssrc.us/

 

Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith
33rd Assembly District
9700 7th Avenue, Suite 227
Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone: (760) 244-5277
Fax: (760) 244-5447
https://ad33.asmrc.org/

 

San Bernardino County Supervisors

385 N. Arrowhead Ave., Fifth Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0110

 

Janice Rutherford
Second District Supervisor
Phone: (909) 387-4833
Website:  http://sbcounty.gov/rutherford/

 

Field Representative to Janice Rutherford is Lewis Murray
Email:  Lewis.Murray@bos.sbcounty.gov

 

Redistricting transition will occur over the next year to:
Dawn Rowe
Third District Supervisor
Phone: 909-387-4855
Website: https://bosd3.sbcounty.gov/
Email: Supervisor.Rowe@bos.sbcounty.gov