Planning Commissioners Biography

The Orange County Board of Supervisors appoints five planning commissioners, each representing a district of the County:

Planning Commissioner Trung "Joe" Ha - 1st District


Trung “Joe” Q. Ha is the Senior Vice President of AmpCo Contracting, Inc., a general engineering contractor specializing in environmental, demolition, and earthwork. He has worked in the construction and real estate development industry for over thirty years with developers and general contractors throughout California.

Mr. Ha is a graduate from Fullerton College with an Associates of Arts degree in Architecture, and from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. He holds a Class “A” General Engineering license with the State of California.

Joe, his wife Victoria and two daughters are residents of Westminster since 2001. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by the 1st District Supervisor Andrew Do in November 2015.

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Planning Commissioner Thomas Tri Quach - 2nd District


Dr. Thomas Tri Quach is a physician in private practice at Fountain Valley, Orange Coast Memorial and Hoag hospitals.  After graduating from Fountain Valley High School, he went to Loma Linda University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Doctorate in Medicine. He did residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the White Memorial Medical Center in East Los Angeles.

Dr. Quach has served on various Medical Staff Executive committees during his 17 years in medical practice . Currently he is involved in community activities such as Board Member for non-profit local cancer foundation and a military museum project.

Dr. Quach has lived in Orange County and Second District resident since 1978.  Currently he and his wife Jenny and their four children live in Huntington Beach. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by 2nd District Supervisor Michelle Steel in July 2016.

Thomas Tri Quach Bio


Planning Commissioner Kevin Rice - 3rd District


Kevin G. Rice is an attorney with his offices in Fullerton. With over twenty years in private practice, his focus is on probate law and estate planning, as well as probate and general civil litigation. Prior to this he was a public affairs consultant.

Mr. Rice attended Orange High School and graduated from Cal. State University, Fullerton with a degree in Political Science and later graduated from Western State University, College of Law.

Mr. Rice serves as a hearing officer and Member of the Orange County Assessment Appeals Board as well as a member of the “Citizens Advisory Committee” for the East Orange County Water District. He spent many years as a little league and softball coach as well as being the President of the Orange/Villa Park Girls Softball League. He is also active in the Boy Scouts of America and serves as a merit badge counselor.

Kevin and his wife Laura have resided in Cowan Heights since 2003. He was appointed to the Planning Commission by 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer in May of 2016.

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Planning Commissioner Cameron Irons - 4th District


Mr. Irons is Currently the Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness / Vanguard Commercial Real Estate. He has 25+ years of experience in Real Estate Sales, Acquisition, Development and Construction. Over the years Mr. Irons has worked in the development, sales, leasing and management of apartment buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial parks.

Mr. Irons was raised in Fullerton, CA and graduated from Sunny Hills High School in 1984. Played Football for 2 years at CSUF then transferred to Arizona State in 1986 where he graduated with a BS in Real Estate from the W.P Carey School of Business. He currently lives in Fullerton with his wife Michele and two boys.

Cameron Irons


Planning Commissioner David E. Bartlett - 5th District


Dave Bartlett is the Vice-President of Land for Brookfield Residential Properties of Southern California. Over the past 30 years, he has guided the successful entitlements of many residential, mixed use and commercial projects throughout southern California. He joined the Brookfield team in 2004 and is currently responsible for entitlements, pre-development, and development operations for over a 10,000-lot portfolio in southern California.

Mr. Bartlett currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Business Council, the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California and is past President of the Orange County BIA. Dave attended the University of Arizona, in Tucson and majored in Geography and Regional Development.

Dave and his wife Anne Marie have three daughters and have lived and enjoyed life in the 5th District for over 19 years.

PC David Bartlett bio