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Lawrence Mainez

Position: Chair, Trustee Area 3
Term: Election Year 2026

Lawrence Mainez was appointed to the District Board of Directors on November 3, 2015 and took office on December 7, 2015, where he currently serves as the Board Chair and participates on two standing committees (the Planning and Facilities Committee, and the Public Relations and Programs Committee). Prior to being appointed to the Board, he served as a commissioner on the Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council (LAMAC) from February 2010 to November 2013. Lawrence has been a full-time resident of the San Bernardino Mountain Communities for 21 years and has two sons, one currently attending Rim of the World High School and one preparing to attend college (Nathan and Joshua). His sons have participated in Rim of the World Recreation and Park District programs since they were toddlers and have volunteered for the District (i.e. tiquando, baseball, and basketball, and Run thru the Pines). He received his Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning in 1991 from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and has worked for a number of local agencies including the City of San Gabriel, the City of Claremont, the City of Yucaipa, the City of Grand Terrace, and the City of Palm Springs. Lawrence is currently serving the City of Highland as their Community Development Director where he manages the planning division, building and safety division, code enforcement division, fire marshal, housing division, animal control contract, tow rotation contracts, and economic development activities. In addition, he currently serves on the League of California Cities Environmental Quality Policy Committee where he helps shape legislation that could impact cities in California. Should you wish to share your thoughts about the Rim of the World Recreation and Park District with Lawrence, he can be reached by email at He would appreciate your feedback.