Carlos N. Olvera - Council Member
Carlos N. Olvera was elected to the Dana Point City Council in 2012 and took the oath of office December 4, 2012.
Carlos is a native Californian, first generation Mexican-American, born and raised in Antioch CA (Northern CA). He joined the Navy in 1963 and served in the nuclear submarine service for 6 years in the Pacific as MM1 (SS) and is a Vietnam veteran. He graduated college in 1972 with a BSME in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University where he was on the Dean’s honor list for five of six semesters.
After retiring from professional engineering in 1999, he was called to be the director of the Laguna Niguel Family History Center where he taught genealogical research. Currently, he is a consultant and lecturer in genealogy and family research. He has published his family history: Los Olvera, Journey to America (Gateway Press: 1991) and is the family historian organizing family reunions, which included the Mayor of Olvera Spain as a special guest. Carlos has been the past president of the Dana Point Historical Society for a total of nine years.
- Vice Chairman and 5th District Representative, Orange County Historical Commission
- Alternate Representative, Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG)
- Alternate Representative, Orange County Library Advisory Board
- Chairman, Dana Point Planning Commission, 1990 – 1991
- Vice Chair, Dana Point Planning Commission 1989-1990, 1993-1994
- Chairman Underground Utilities Committee, 1990-1995
- Citizen of the Year 2007
- Festival of Whales Grand Marshall 2006
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