Team Members


The San Diego LAFCO staff consists of professional support and technical personnel, who are independent of county government. The Executive Officer is directly appointed by the Commission. Since the San Diego LAFCO was created in 1963, the following Executive Officers have been appointed by the Commission:

  • 1963-1970: Robert Small
  • 1971-1976: S.M. "Skip" Schmidt
  • 1977-1979: Mike Gotch
  • 1980-1984: William Davis
  • 1984-1992: Jane Merrill
  • 1992-August 2017: Michael Ott
  • September 2017-present: Keene Simonds

All team members can be reached by calling (858) 614-7755.

Keene Simonds
Robert Barry
Linda Heckenkamp
Tamaron Luckett
Ruth Arellano
Erica Blom
Dieu Ngu
John Traylor
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