Council Member Peggy Huang

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Peggy Huang

Council Member


  • City Council, 2014-Present
  • Mayor, 2017, 2021
  • Mayor Pro Tem, 2016

About Peggy Huang

Council Member Peggy Huang is passionate about serving the community, with a focus on advocacy for abused, neglected, and developmentally delayed children. She is a Taiwanese native but spent most of her adolescence and young adult years in Northern California. She is a 19-year resident of Yorba Linda.

CAREER

Currently, Council Member Huang is a Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Appeals, Trial, and Writs section. As a former Senate Fellow, Mayor Huang worked on the CALFED Bay-Delta project, which involved restoring the Bay-Delta ecosystem and water storage and delivery. As a trial attorney, she prosecuted individuals who abused and neglected clients in facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services and represented foster children in juvenile court. She was involved in two bills, signed into law, that protected abused and neglected children.  In addition, she successfully advocated for the decoupling of the Child Welfare Entitlement (Title IV-B) from the Federal Welfare Reform Act and protecting the Social Security Block Grant (SSBG) from reduction to ensure funding for at-risk and foster children.  

Education

She received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and her Juris Doctorate, as well as a specialized certificate of governmental affairs from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Personal

Council Member Huang and her husband, Dr. James Huang, are the proud parents of two daughters.

Regional Government & Committee Involvement

  • OC Children & Families Commission (ret.)
  • Chair, Foothill / Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency
  • Secretary, Orange County Mosquito & Vector Control District
  • Past Chair, Southern California Association of Governments Community, Economic, & Human Development Committee 
  • Chair, Southern California Association of Governments Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Subcommittee and Appeals Board
  • Vice-Chair, Legislative Committee, Southern California Association of Governments
  • Regional Council Member, Southern California Association of Governments
  • Southern California Association of Governments, Legislative Membership Communication Committee Chair
  • Executive/Administration Committee Member, Southern California Association of Governments
  • Regional Advance Mitigation Planning - Advisory Task Group (RAMP-ATG), Southern Calfornia Association of Governments
  • Diversity Committee Member, Southern California Association of Governments
  • City Representative, Local Agency Formation Commission

Community Service

  • Board Member, Providence St. Jude Medical Center Memorial Foundation
  • President, Lifesteps Foundation 
  • Founder, Yorba Linda Gracious Living Society
  • Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Vista Del Verde Community
  • Member, Yorba Linda Woman’s Club
  • Member, Valencia High School, School Site Council
  • Proponent, Our Neighborhood Voices Local Land Use Initiative

Achievements & Awards

  • Marian Bergeron Excellence in Public Service Series 2019 Alumni of the Year
  • Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service, Graduate (2014)
  • Taiwanese Archive Who's Who (2019)
  • The Next 100 Taiwanese Americans (2020)
  • Orange County's Top 125 Influencers for 2021, Orange County Register