At the August 2nd, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting, the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce board unanimously voted to appoint James "Jim" Leach from the Santa Margarita Water District to the Board of Directors.
Jim Leach, currently the Director of External Relations at the Santa Margarita Water District has been involved in business and economic development in Orange County for over 15 years. During that time, he was Vice President for Public Affairs at Cox Communications, he served in a variety of leadership roles at the South OC Chambers of Commerce and he helped transition that organization to the Economic Coalition. He serves on the Board of the Orange County Taxpayers Association where he is currently Treasurer and is currently President of the Mission Viejo Community Foundation.
Jim is active in the Orange County Business Council serving on the Infrastructure committee. He is also active with the Association of California Cities-Orange County and with the Legislative Task Force of the Southern California Water Committee.
He’s a past President of the Saddleback College Foundation and has served on that board for the past 8 years.
Jim lives with his wife , Dot and his son, Cameron in Dove Canyon in Rancho Santa Margarita. He also has two daughters—Katie and Joanna—and two grandchildren.
Jim is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
-LRCOC Board of Directors