Planning Commissioners Biography

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

Anthony NguyenPlanning Commissioner Anthony Nguyen - 1st District

Anthony Nguyen is a graduate of Saigon University in Vietnam with a Master Degree in Pharmacy. After arriving in California in 1980, he studied Clinical Laboratory and Pharmacy at the University of San Diego. He has worked as a Registered Pharmacist, a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, and as a Real Estate Agent.

Mr. Nguyen belongs to a number of civic organizations in Orange County. He was the coordinator of the Roger Stanton Park Heroes Memorial Project in Mid Way City, which was completed in September 2010.

Anthony, his wife Susie, and their 5 children have been residents of Santa Ana since 1980. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by the 1st District Supervisor Janet Nguyen in August 2010.

Michael AdamsPlanning 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.

JOHN SECOR Planning Commissioner John D. Secor - 3rd District

John D. Secor is the principal architect for ARCHETYPE International, a professional architecture, interior design & facility planning firm. He has over thirty-four years of professional design experience and previously served 18 years as both a member and as Chair of the North Tustin Advisory Committee (NTAC).

He is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture.  His professional affiliations (past & present) include the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, International Facility Management Association, and the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications.

Mr. Secor has provided and continues to provide professional instruction to multiple Orange County colleges and universities.  Among these schools are; University of California Irvine- Extension, Orange Coast College, and Chapman University.  He also serves on several professional advisory committees serving institutions of higher learning.

John and his wife Trish have been residents in North Tustin since 1968. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by the 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer in May 2013.

Planning Commissioner Cameron Irons - 4th District

Bio Coming Soon.

JeffMcCormickPlanning 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.