Councilmember Jeremy Yamaguchi is one of the youngest elected officials
in the State of California and the youngest in Orange County history. He
was elected in November 2008 at the age of 19 to the Placentia City
Council for a term of four years. Yamaguchi ran in a race with six
candidates for three open seats in which he received the highest total
vote count. Currently Yamaguchi serves as Mayor Pro Tempore.
Yamaguchi earned his Eagle Scout award in 2006
and was chosen as the California Eagle Scout of the year by the Veterans
of Foreign Wars. In 2008 he served as the Lodge Chief and a member of
the board of directors for the Boy Scouts of America Orange County
Council. In 2009 he served as the Southern California representative to
the national Boy Scouts of America for the Order of the Arrow program.
Mr. Yamaguchi graduated from Placentia’s El Dorado High
School in 2007 with numerous honors and distinctions including a
historic record of three thousand community service hours. He is
currently a junior at California State University Fullerton majoring in
political science with a minor in music. He hopes to continue in
education to obtain a masters degree in public administration and a
juris doctorate in order to study and practice law.
Recent City Endeavors
In his first year in office Jeremy has played a crucial
role in drafting and adopting Placentia’s first mission and vision
statement: “The City Council is committed to keeping Placentia a
pleasant place by providing a safe family atmosphere, superior public
services and policies that promote the highest standards of community
life.” Yamaguchi currently serves on the City of Placentia recycle
committee, Placentia Heritage Parade committee, the Placentia Community
Foundation board of directors, the Santa Ana River Flood Protection
Agency, and the Orange County Fire Authority board of directors.
Yamaguchi’s personal motto is “I have pride in our past, faith in our
future and a vision for a more stable and secure community.”