Councilmember, City of San Clemente
Director Lori Donchak is dedicated to the fiscally responsible, carefully managed growth of San Clemente. Anticipating needs of future generations is essential to maintaining our prosperity and sense of community so unique to San Clemente.
On behalf of San Clemente, Director Donchak is CUSD liaison, liaison for the Orange County Library and city representative for the Joint Powers Insurance Authority and Coastal Animal Services Authority. She is a member of the Safety/Quiet Zone committee, Housing Element committee, and Courtney’s Sand Castle Committee. She is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and the San Clemente Historical Society.
Director Donchak graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Linguistics and Education. She received an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and enjoyed a 20-year career as a business executive in the communications industry.
She recently retired after 10 years of teaching at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano. Lori, husband Andrew, and two children have lived in San Clemente since 1999.