Mary Aileen Matheis has served on the Irvine Ranch Water District since 1988 when she was appointed to fill an unexpired term. She has successfully run in the subsequent general election years. She served a President in 2001 and as Vice President in 2005.


She has served on several standing IRWD committees and currently is a member of the Water Resources Policy and Communications Committee. In addition, she serves on ACWA Legal Affairs Committee.


Mary Aileen has represented the District on the Southern California Water Committee, and on the Board of the Urban Water Institute. She is a member of the Board of the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. as well as President of Shadetree Partnership, an environmental non-profit corporation dedicated to distributing and planting native trees and shrubs throughout Orange County


A practicing lawyer, Mary Aileen is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and a member of the Orange County Association of Realtors. Matheis serves on the Assessment Appeals Board of Orange County. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Russell Sage College and a Masters in Communication from the State University of New York. She earned a Juris Doctorate at Western State University College of Law. Matheis has been admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Tax Court.


She was honored by the California Real Estate Association as Distinguished Realtor of the Year and has received the Realtor of the Year award by the Orange County Association. She was chosen as Woman of the Year by Senator Ross Johnson and as Volunteer of the Year for Orange County by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.


Her civic associations include The Exchange Club of Irvine, the Irvine Valley College Foundation Board of Governors and the Lincoln Club of Orange County. She was also recently appointed to the Board of Catholic Charities or Orange County.


Mary Aileen has lived in California since 1971 and in Irvine since 1978.



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