letitia clark

Letitia Clark

council member

Phone: 714-573-3012
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Biography

PUBLIC LIFE

Council Member 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

Council Member Clark served as the Mayor of Tustin for the 2021 calendar year and Mayor Pro-Tem during the 2020 calendar year. 

Council Member Clark serves on several boards in conjunction with her City Council role and community engagement efforts. In 2021, Clark 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). 

Council Member Clark also currently serves as a board member for 211-OC, OC Forum, and Junior State of America. 

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

Council Member Clark is also a champion of youth in Tustin and helped to launch the city-wide Lemonade Day program and Girls in Government Summit hosted by the City of Tustin and in partnership with the Tustin Unified School District.  

Council Member Clark’s previous service includes service 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. She represented the City of Tustin as a Board Member on the Orange County Fire Authority from 2019-2021. 


PERSONAL LIFE

Council Member 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. 

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

  • Obama Public Service Award 
  • OC’s 100 Most Influential
  • 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
  • Omega Psi Phi Citizen of the Year Award
  • Raise Foundation – Champion of Kids Award 
  • Tustin Boys and Girls Club -Smart Girls Make Smart Women Honoree
  • Tustin Dollars for Scholars Community Service Award

Council Member 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. 

Council Member 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.

Council Member Clark lives in Tustin with her husband, Zach, and three children.


EDUCATION

Council Member 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.