Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Slusiewicz was elected to the City Council on November 6, 2012. Jerry came to the Council with a wealth of City experience. Prior to his election, he was heavily involved in the community and served on many City commissions and committees, including the Planning Commission, Investment, Banking & Audit Committee and the City's Public Safety Committee.
As a member of the Planning Commission (where Jerry served for five years and was appointed Chairman in 2010), Jerry played a key role in the approval of several development projects and continues to do so in his role as Mayor Pro Tem. Prior to his years on the Planning Commission, he served for six years on the City’s Investment, Banking, and Audit Committee, serving as Chair for three terms.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mayor Pro Tem Slusiewicz graduated from Kettering University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. After college, Jerry moved to California and relocated to Laguna Niguel in 1998.
Jerry is a professional money manager, offering financial advice to individual investors for over a quarter of a century. He is the President and Portfolio Manager for Pacific Financial Planners, LLC and is the long time host of his own daily financial advice radio program, “Your Money Talks.” Jerry is a contributing writer for several websites including the Street.com.
Following the 1994 Orange County Bankruptcy, Jerry served eight years as a member of the Orange County Treasurer’s Advisory Committee. His financial acumen was employed to put in place investment policies and procedures for the future safety and security of the County’s $7 Billion portfolio.
As Mayor Pro Tem, Jerry serves as Council Liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission; Sports Advisory Committee; Senior Citizen’s Committee; and Investment, Banking Audit Committee. At the regional level, Jerry is the City’s representative to the Orange County Vector Control Board, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, and the Coastal Greenbelt Authority.