letitia clark

Letitia Clark

Mayor

Phone: 714-573-3012
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Biography

PUBLIC LIFE

Mayor Letitia Clark, elected to the City Council in 2016, is a third generation Orange County native and graduate of Tustin High School. Her priorities while on the City Council are:

  • Communication
  • Economic development
  • Investment in innovation
  • Public health
  • Support of local education

Mayor Clark currently represents the City of Tustin as a Board Member on the Orange County Fire Authority. In 2021, she was selected to represent District 17 (Tustin, Orange, and Villa Park) on the Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG) and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Mayor Clark was selected by her City Council peers to serve as Mayor for the 2021 calendar year.

Mayor Clark served as a Board Member on the OC Mosquito & Vector Control District for two years, the Emergency Medical Care Committee from 2017-2020, and two years on the OC Library Advisory Board.

Mayor Clark launched the Girls in Government Summit hosted by the City of Tustin in 2019 and then led a Virtual Seminar in 2020.

Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Mayor Clark to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control District in November 2020.


PERSONAL LIFE

Mayor Clark is an award-winning public affairs professional with several years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors. Clark currently serves as the District Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the South Orange County Community College District. In this role she promotes educational opportunities and the academic success of nearly 50,000 students.

Mayor Clark has been recognized in the Orange County community with many awards and accolades including:

  • OC Family Magazine's Inspiring Moms
  • OC Martin Luther King Hall of Fame Inductee
  • OC Metro Magazine's Top 25 Leaders on a "Hot" Streak
  • OC Register's 16 People to Watch in 2016
  • Orange County Business Council Women in Business
  • Orange County’s Most Influential in 2017 by the OC Register
  • Raise Foundation – Champion of Kids Award 
  • Tustin Boys and Girls Club -Smart Girls Make Smart Women Honoree
  • Tustin Dollars for Scholars Community Service Award

Mayor Clark was selected to be a part of the Women in Government program with 25 elected women leaders across the country. Through this program, she was featured in the February 2019 issue of Governing Magazine. 

Mayor Clark has also received four Forty Under 40 Awards for her work as a young professional and trailblazer in her community. She has served the Tustin community as a board member for the Tustin Community Foundation, the Tustin Street Fair Committee, the Tustin Unified School District’s Superintendent’s Council, and the School Site Council.

Clark currently serves as a volunteer board member for the Community Health Initiative of Orange County and Clinic in the Park.

Mayor Clark lives in Tustin with her husband, Zach, and twins.


EDUCATION

Mayor Clark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from New England College and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.