Council Member Wendy Bucknum
Council Member Wendy Bucknum was elected to serve as a member of the Mission Viejo City Council in 2014. She brings a wealth of practical business experience, a history of community involvement, and a solid record of volunteerism.
Council Member Bucknum is a businesswoman who will champion City policies that are fair, understandable, cost effective, and good for the economy. She is a mom who will partner with schools to give Mission Viejo youngsters a safe place to learn and a better chance in life. And she is a volunteer who understands the unique needs of kids and seniors, and will support programs to serve both.
Council Member Bucknum’s primary goals are to maintain Mission Viejo’s public safety record, create a healthy local business economy, preserve parks and open spaces, to protect Mission Viejo’s schools and neighborhoods, and to maintain and enhance city infrastructure and the community facilities Mission Viejo residents use and enjoy.
Background: Council Member Bucknum has a strong background in business. Residents of Mission Viejo since 1992, Wendy and her husband Paul have raised their two children in this planned community. During that time, she frequently has been a volunteer in classrooms, for sports teams, and at Mission Viejo Nadadores Swim Meets. She is a past board member for both the Mission Viejo High School Aquatic Boosters and the Football Boosters, and a past committee chair for Mission Viejo High School Grad Night.
Previously Held Positions: Wendy has a long history of community involvement. Recently, she served as the Council Member for calendar year 2017, prior to serving on the council, she served four years on the Mission Viejo Community Services Commission and was chair of that commission in 2012.
Current Membership Information: Council Member Bucknum serves on the Local Area Formation Commission as a city alternate, serves on the Southern California Association of Governments Community, Economic and Human Development Committee, is an emeritus member of the California Women’s Leadership Association Board and a member of the Mission Viejo Elks Club and Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce. And she is a regular participant in communitywide events, such as the Mission Viejo Walk Against Drugs and the Inner Coastal Cleanup Day along Oso Creek Trail. In addition, she is a long-time member the South Orange County Regional Chamber of Commerce/Economic Coalition Board, which she chaired in 2013–14.
Term 1 - November 4, 2014
Term expires November 2018
Biography prepared by: Council Member Wendy Bucknum