OC LAFCO staff continually strives for excellence, a spirit of cooperation and dedication as the benchmarks for their service to the community. The OC LAFCO staff uses innovative approaches to resolve challenges in order to uphold the LAFCO mission and to meet the established goals and objectives outlined in OC Strategic Plan.

The staff consists of five full-time professional and administrative personnel who are independent of county government. The Executive Officer is directly appointed by the Commission. OC Staff can be reached at the office main number (714) 640-5100 or the staff email links listed below.

OC LAFCO Staff
From left to right: Benjamin Legbandt, Cheryl Carter-Benjamin, Debra Kurita, Carolyn Emery, Shipra Rajesh, Luis Tapia

Orange County LAFCO Staff Contact Information

Staff Member Position E-mail Address
Carolyn Emery Executive Officer cemery@oclafco.org
Debra Kurita Assistant Executive Officer dkurita@oclafco.org
Benjamin Legbandt Project Manager blegbandt@oclafco.org
Luis Tapia Policy Analyst I ltapia@oclafco.org
Cheryl Carter-Benjamin Office Manager/Commission Clerk ccarter-benjamin@oclafco.org
Shipra Rajesh Intern