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Joe Rainey Announces Resignation from the City Council

October 13, 2020 – Due to health reasons, Joe Rainey has announced his resignation from the Laguna Woods City Council effective October 13, 2020. “It has been a pleasure serving the city as a member of the Laguna Woods City Council for these past three years. I have enjoyed working with professional staff and my fellow Councilmembers.”

Mr. Rainey was appointed to the Laguna Woods City Council on June 28, 2017 and was elected to the position on November 6, 2018. Prior to his time on the Laguna Woods City Council, Mr. Rainey served in the United States Marine Corps and worked in the airline and insurance industries. Mr. Rainey has held numerous leadership positions in Laguna Woods, including with American Legion Post 257 and the Village Management Services (VMS) Board of Directors.

“Joe Rainey has admirably served this community for two decades and built a legacy of compassion and advocacy for older adults and Veterans that will not be forgotten” said Laguna Woods Mayor Noel Hatch. “During his time on the City Council, Joe’s experience as an auditor was invaluable in maintaining the City’s strong financial position and stewardship of public funds. We wish him the very best and extend our appreciation for his lifetime of service.”  

The Laguna Woods City Council will meet on October 21, 2020 to consider actions related to the vacancy caused by Mr. Rainey’s resignation. State law allows for 60 days to either fill the vacancy by appointment or call a special election to fill the vacancy. The unexpired term of the position formerly held by Mr. Rainey runs through November 2022.