Military Support Committee



The Military Support Committee was established to sustain and enhance the adoptive relationship between the City of Laguna Niguel, the USS Stockdale, the First Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment and the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment.

The Military Support Committee is supported by the Laguna Niguel Military Support Foundation, a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization. Click here to donate to the Foundation.


The Committee meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. However, from December 7, 2022 to early April 2023, the Council Chambers at City Hall will be closed for the City Council Chamber Improvements Project. All City Council, Commission, and Committee meetings will be held at the Crown Valley Community Center (29751 Crown Valley Pkwy), with the exception of the Senior Citizens Committee Meetings, which will continue to be held at Sea Country Senior & Community Center (24602 Aliso Creek Rd). 

To view Committee meeting agendas and reports, please click the button below.



The Committee consists of 18 members and two City Council Members who serve as Co-Chairs. Currently, 15 Committee members are serving two-year terms, and 3 Committee members are serving one-year terms. The Committee has established several Ad-Hoc Committees, including Ex-Officio Members, to help carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Committee. To learn more about the recruitment process, vacancies, and qualifications, please CLICK HERE.

Currently, the following individuals serve on the Military Support Committee:
  • Mayor Pro Tem Stephanie Oddo
  • Janice Baker
  • Amy Betonte
  • Timothy Bowman
  • Ralph Boelter
  • Melissa Caldwell
  • Melissa Crew
  • Cheryl Flohr
  • Michael Gerard
  • John Humphrey
  • Christopher Kling
  • Elizabeth Lovejoy
  • Frank McGrath
  • Edward Struzik
  • David Tuma
  • John Ulrich
  • Jeff von Waldburg

Operational Guidelines

The Operational Guidelines provide an overview of the policies and procedures that support the Military Support Committee. To review the Operational Guidelines, please CLICK HERE.