City Council Members

Mayor Robert Pequeño 

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Elected November 2020           

Term Expires November 2024 
Email Robert Pequeno              Represent, District 5

Robert and his wife Angela have lived in Lake Forest since 1989. They raised their two sons in Lake Forest and they both attended Saddleback Valley Unified School District schools.

After retiring from the United States Marine Corps in 2004, he went on to serve with Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  He became the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s first-ever Homeless Liaison Officer, bringing innovative solutions to homelessness right here in Lake Forest. He retired from the Sheriff’s Department in March of 2020 as a Sergeant.

Robert served on the City of Lake Forest Traffic and Parking Commission from 2018 to 2020. He was also a member of the Lake Forest 2040 General Plan Committee.

In addition to his careers in the United States Marine Corps and Orange County Sheriff’s Department, his community service includes: Vice President, Saddleback Valley Pop Warner Chief Umpire, Saddleback Little League Vice President, El Toro High School Wrestling Booster Club Board Member for Coast to Coast, non-profit that helps the homeless in Orange County

Mayor Pro Tem Doug Cirbo 

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Elected November 2020          

Term Expires November 2024 
Email Doug Cirbo                      Represent, District 1

Doug and his wife Kathy, who married in 1983, reside in Portola Hills where they raised their two sons and have enjoyed quality of life there since 1986.  

After graduating from high school in Arvada, Colorado, Doug enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. in 1976 and served until separating from his final duty station at MCAS El Toro.  Working full time and attending college courses in the evenings, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the California State University at Fullerton with a business degree in MIS (Management Information Science).

For the past 27 years, Doug has enjoyed his current occupation as the Western Area Regional Sales Manager for major manufacturers of Voice Over Internet Protocol Telephone Systems, supporting partners for their end user businesses.

Community Service has been a large part of Doug’s life in the City of Lake Forest, serving in volunteer roles as Tournament Level Umpire in District 55 Little League Baseball for a decade, as well as serving 23 years in AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) as an Advanced Coach, Advanced Referee, Instructor, Regional Commissioner for Region 85 Lake Forest, and Area Director for South Orange County with over 15,000 children. Doug has also played in the Saddleback Church Orchestra and Children’s Ministry for 10 years.

Fun facts, Doug’s talents include being a saxophone musician, amateur magician, game show contestant on ABC, as well as an accomplished bowler.  He also enjoys a variety of sports, teaching 5th and 6th graders at Terra Nova Church, and walking their mini Labradoodle puppy (with pick up bags always on the leash!).  Time with friends and family, when available, along with Kathy’s hospitality are life’s simple pleasures his family appreciates so much in our fabulous community.

Council Member Neeki Moatazedi

Neeki Moatazedi

Elected November 2018                    

Term Expires November 2022

Email Neeki Moatazedi                    Represent, District 2

Neeki is a Southern-California native and grew up in the unincorporated area of Coto De Caza. She graduated from Mission Viejo High School and went to UC-Irvine and Chapman for her undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively. Neeki decided to settle in Lake Forest in 2016 due to its community feel and natural beauty with various trails and parks. Neeki was a former competitive swimmer for the Mission Viejo Nadadores and still enjoys athletics to this day.

Aside from representing residents in District 2, Neeki is a project manager for Southern California Gas Company, handling the regulatory side of the business, interfacing with regulators, and other agencies to provide safe and reliable service to Southern California Gas Company customers. One of Neeki's primary goals is to balance the needs of a growing population while maintaining a high quality of life for the residents of Lake Forest.

Neeki has also been a longtime volunteer and supporter of Laura's House charities, which help women and children of domestic violence. When Neeki is not working or volunteering she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog Hunter.

Council Member      Mark Tettemer

Mark Tettemer

Elected November 2018               

Term Expires November 2022

Email Mark Tettemer                       Represent, District 4

Mark and his wife Brenda have lived in Lake Forest for more than 20 years. They raised their two children in Lake Forest and are proud to call Lake Forest home. Mark, who works for a regional water agency, has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Public Administration.

Since moving to Lake Forest in 1995, Mark has volunteered in the community in many ways. Mark has been active with PTA, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts. Mark served on the City's 10th Anniversary Committee, the City's Parade Committee, and the Kiwanis Club of Lake Forest. Mark was the Chair of the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" in 2006 and 2007, the first two years of this community event. Mark also volunteered at the Lake Forest 5K, El Toro High School "Grad Nite" and was the President of the El Toro Boys' Volleyball Booster Club.

Mark, having served on the City of Lake Forest's Planning Commission from 2002 to 2004, was first elected to City Council in 2004 and was re-elected in 2008. Mark served as the Mayor of Lake Forest in 2008 and 2009. Mark also represented the City of Lake Forest on the Orange County Fire Authority from 2006 to 2012 as a Board Member, a member of the Executive Committee, and as the Chair.

Mark's priorities include:

  • Financial stability and balanced budgets,
  • Public safety,
  • Improving traffic and addressing parking concerns,
  • Delivering efficient and effective City services,
  • Attracting and retaining local businesses, and
  • Ensuring Lake Forest is a safe, attractive, and vibrant City.

Mark notes that "Much of the area we know as Lake Forest was planned and constructed before the city was formed. On December 20, 1991, Lake Forest became a city. Since then, the City and community have been working together to improve Lake Forest by pursuing the services and facilities we desire. While much has been done since 1991, I look forward to working with residents and businesses to help achieve even more through thoughtful planning, education, communication, collaboration, and prudent financial decisions. My hope is that we can be a model of achievement in Orange County and beyond. My belief is that it's important not only what we achieve, it's important how we achieve it."

Council Member Scott Voigts 

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Elected 2010, Re-Elected 2014 and 2018     

Term Expires November 2022 
Email Scott Voigts                         Represent, District 3

Scott Voigts, a “soccer dad” and a resident of Lake Forest since 1978, grew up in the community and spent much of his time volunteering for his daughter’s school – and soccer team.
In fact, Scott and his wife, Stephanie, both attended school in the Saddleback Valley and have stayed in the community they grew up in because they believed it was the perfect place to raise a family. Scott and Stephanie have been happily married for 32 years and have a 19-year-old daughter, who is their pride and joy, and now attending her first year in college.
In 1991, Scott was involved in a catastrophic construction accident that nearly cost him his life and left him paraplegic. A carpenter by trade, Scott fell from a bridge overpass that he was working on, as the scaffolding gave way. It hasn’t slowed him down though.
Scott is active in his church, O.C. Chamber of Commerce, and the O.C. Central Committee. In addition, Scott has served on the California League of Cities Revenue and Tax Committee and the TCA Toll Operations Committee, which he has been Chairing since 2010. Scott is also very honored to work as District Director to Orange County Supervisor Donald P. Wagner, Third District.
Scott’s Personal Statement: “My family and faith in God are what helped me get through my 1991 accident, the most difficult time in my life. My faith is a driving force behind my passion to serve my community. My motto is: ‘Let us strive to make a difference.’  I am committed to limited government, fiscal responsibility, local business growth and an adherence to the Constitution.”