The Ladera Ranch Civic Council is the Ladera Ranch precursor to a local incorporated government that provides input to the Orange County governing boards as the Ladera Ranch civic representation. The purpose of this organization is to encourage and gather public comment on a range of topics which may affect the community of Ladera Ranch and represent the interests of our residents their Council.
The Ladera Ranch Civic Council is the seven member elected council for Ladera Ranch, in which each councilmember serves a two-year term. The Councilmembers focus on municipal topics within Ladera Ranch that are associated with the City Government such as:
Connor J Traut: Chaiman
Jett McCormick: Vice-Chairman
Robyn K. Moore Hubbard: Secretary
Jeff Hamilton: Treasurer
Carlo Tomaino: Council Member
Gary Kephart: Council Member
As a political newcomer, my youth, education, and experience will allow me to bring fresh perspective to the council. At 16, I began my financial company which led to my current enrollment at the Chapman University majoring in Economics and Political Science. My experience has made me valuable to the Civic Council when there were budget issues. As a volunteer, I founded the Teen Leadership Council to bring a youth’s prospective to a community of family values, which led to LARCS honoring me as the 2011 Volunteer of the Year. I was honored as the ROP Distinguished Student of the Year as a teenager and also completed my Eagle Scout project for the Ladera Ranch Little League at Cox Park. I share a vested interest in the long-term success of our community by focusing on our schools and recreation assets to attract and retain current residents. Every community has issues. The key is how we work to solve them. I will continue to champion projects that strengthen our schools, safety, and improve quality of life, including our local economy, and businesses by bringing innovative ideas. I thank you for your support to represent the residents as a Director on the Ladera Ranch Civic Council.
Jett moved to Ladera Ranch in 2000 with his wife Carol, and their three children Lindsay 21, Jett 19 and Kevin 13. They live in Oak Knoll. Jett is active in many aspects of the community. He has coached Little League, Pop Warner and Junior All American Football. He is a former LARMAC Board Member and is a long time Neighborhood Representative. Other activities include helping establish the Wine Tasting Club, Cub Scouts, the Ranch Hands and has been involved in a number of other LARCS events.
As a Senior Director of Construction for the Irvine Company's Office Properties Division, Jett oversees tenant construction projects for campus office and industrial properties in Orange County. He has worked on major construction projects throughout Southern California for the past 25 years. Project types range from healthcare, high-tech, office, retail, and entertainment in both the public and private sectors. Jett has been involved with all aspects of the real estate development process from the entitlement process through building operations and redevelopment efforts.
Jett is also on the Board of Directors for the US Green Building Council Orange County Chapter. He is a LEED-AP and has extensive experience with sustainable building methods and materials. He was the Senior Project Manager on one of the largest privately funded LEED Gold Projects in the United States. He has a degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from the University of Southern California.
Robyn has lived in Ladera Ranch since 2007 with her husband, Eugene and their 2 children, Isabella (15) and Evan (14). Robyn loves our community and always wants to see it and its residents thrive. She wants to be part of solutions, part of progress and of citizen pride in Ladera Ranch. This community is the only place she’s have resided since moving to California in 2007. It is her home and where her and her family are proud to reside.
Robyn has been a paralegal for 16 years and is currently a paralegal at a municipal law firm representing 26 cities in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Robyn works in land use, zoning, code enforcement and police cases, representing cities on plaintiff and defense sides. She has worked in her current law firm since moving to California and has become very knowledgeable and verse in municipal law and common city practices.
Robyn’s free time is occupied in the gym or on the road training for triathlons, half marathons, and endurance races, such as Tough Mudders. On any given Sunday, her and her husband enjoy the beautiful scenic roads of Southern California during motorcycle rides!
Robyn is excited at an opportunity to maintain the strengths of Ladera and grow the community to better our community. Her career has given her a unique perspective and experience to be an asset to the Ladera Ranch Civic Council.
My wife and I bought our home here in 2005. We are blessed with a healthy family. We are fortunate here for our friends, a good life and a great place to live it. Ladera Ranch.
Carlo Tomaino has lived in Ladera Ranch since 2011. He graduated with honors from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/Public Administration and received certification in the field of Urban Planning. In addition, Carlo completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University Fullerton, where he currently serves as an advisor for the program’s Board. Carlo currently works for the City Manager’s Office in the City of Lake Forest. In this role, he directly assists the City Manager in the evaluation of complex policy issues that include Federal and State legislation, redevelopment, public finances, public safety, traffic, and residential and commercial development. During his career, Carlo has participated as a guest speaker on various panels discussing matters of relevance to City management and local governance. He looks forward to serving the community of Ladera Ranch and working toward improving the quality of life for its residents. Carlo currently serves as the Chairman of the Local Governance Task Force for the Ladera Ranch Civic Council.
Gary Kephart - Council Member (Elected 2013)