Planning Commissioners Biography

The Orange County Board of Supervisors appoints five planning commissioners, each representing a district of the County:

Planning Commissioner Trung "Joe" Ha - 1st District


Trung “Joe” Q. Ha is the Senior Vice President of AmpCo Contracting, Inc., a general engineering contractor specializing in environmental, demolition, and earthwork. He has worked in the construction and real estate development industry for over thirty years with developers and general contractors throughout California.

Mr. Ha is a graduate from Fullerton College with an Associates of Arts degree in Architecture, and from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. He holds a Class “A” General Engineering license with the State of California.

Joe, his wife Victoria and two daughters are residents of Westminster since 2001. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by the 1st District Supervisor Andrew Do in November 2015.

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Planning Commissioner Michael Adams - 2nd District


Michael C. Adams is the president of Michael C. Adams Associates, a planning consulting firm specializing in municipal planning, development entitlement processing and urban design. He has over thirty-five years of professional planning experience and previously served as Director of Community Development for the City of Huntington Beach.

He is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Regional Planning. His professional affiliations include the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Mr. Adams also belongs to a number of civic organizations including the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation, the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame Board, Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Board of Governors and the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Mike and his wife Anne have been residents for Huntington Beach since 1979. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by the 2nd District Supervisor John Moorlach in February 2007.

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Planning Commissioner Kevin Rice - 3rd District


Kevin G. Rice is an attorney with his offices in Fullerton. With over twenty years in private practice, his focus is on probate law and estate planning, as well as probate and general civil litigation. Prior to this he was a public affairs consultant.

Mr. Rice attended Orange High School and graduated from Cal. State University, Fullerton with a degree in Political Science and later graduated from Western State University, College of Law.

Mr. Rice serves as a hearing officer and Member of the Orange County Assessment Appeals Board as well as a member of the “Citizens Advisory Committee” for the East Orange County Water District. He spent many years as a little league and softball coach as well as being the President of the Orange/Villa Park Girls Softball League. He is also active in the Boy Scouts of America and serves as a merit badge counselor.

Kevin and his wife Laura have resided in Cowan Heights since 2003. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer in May of 2016.

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Planning Commissioner Cameron Irons - 4th District


Mr. Irons is Currently the Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness / Vanguard Commercial Real Estate. He has 25+ years of experience in Real Estate Sales, Acquisition, Development and Construction. Over the years Mr. Irons has worked in the development, sales, leasing and management of apartment buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial parks.

Mr. Irons was raised in Fullerton, CA and graduated from Sunny Hills High School in 1984. Played Football for 2 years at CSUF then transferred to Arizona State in 1986 where he graduated with a BS in Real Estate from the W.P Carey School of Business. He currently lives in Fullerton with his wife Michele and two boys.

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Planning Commissioner Jett McCormick - 5th District


Jett McCormick has worked in the construction and real estate development industry for thirty years in Southern California. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and also studied Architecture. His is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

Mr. McCormick also belongs to a number of civic organizations including the Ladera Ranch Civic Council where he currently serves as its Chairman, the Ladera Ranch Community Services Board of Directors, is a Neighborhood Representative, and previous served on the Ladera Ranch Homeowners Association Board of Directors.

Jett, and his wife Carol have been a residents for Ladera Ranch since 2000. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by the 5th District Supervisor Pat Bates in June 2014.