Orange County Transportation Authority

John Moorlach

Orange County Supervisor, 2nd District

John Moorlach

Director John Moorlach joined the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors in December 2006.

Director Moorlach was appointed to fill the vacancy of Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector on March 17, 1995 and served until 2006 when he was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors.  Director Moorlach has the distinction of having predicted the largest municipal bond portfolio loss and bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Director Moorlach’s community involvements include being a member of the Old Courthouse Museum society, Orange County Historical Society, Mesa Pride, the Christian Business Men’s Committee’s Government Leadership Prayer Breakfast Honorary Board, honorary membership in the Noble Viking Charities of Orange County, a director of the Orange County Coast Association, and Advisory Committee member for the Orange County Freedom Committee. He served as the Honorary Chairman of the 1999 Annual Campaign for the Costa Mesa Senior Center, and has been active in fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Asian-American Senior Citizens Service Center.

As a member of the OCTA Board of Directors, Director Moorlach serves on the Finance and Administration committee and as Chairman of the I-405 Policy Advisory Committee.

Prior to serving as Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Director Moorlach was Vice President of Balser, Horowitz, & Wakeling, an Accountancy Corporation, and was the administrative partner of its Costa Mesa office.

Director Moorlach graduated from California State University in Long Beach in 1977 and passed the C.P.A. exam in 1978. He completed his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1987. He also earned a Certificate in Public Finance from the University of Delaware, Division of Continuing Education in 1995, the Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP) in Employee Pensions in 1999 and the Trustees Masters Program in 2003 through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.