Mayor Laurie Davies

Mayor Laurie Davies was elected to the davies_0360_4x5City Council on November 6, 2012, re-elected to a second term on November 8, 2016, and selected by the City Council in November, 2019 to serve as Mayor. 

Laurie serves as Council Liaison to the City’s Investment, Banking and Audit Committee, and Traffic and Transportation Commission; and is Co-Chair of the Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee. She also serves on the Association of California Cities - Orange County Economic Development, Crown Valley Park Master Plan and Sister City Ad-Hoc Committees. At the regional level, Laurie serves as the City's representative to the Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County Transportation Authority. As part of her responsibilities with the Orange County Transportation Authority, she is also representative to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority. She is the City's alternate representative to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority and Coastal Greenbelt Authority.

Mayor Davies previously served as Laguna Niguel Mayor and President of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities in 2016.

Prior to her election to the City Council, Mayor Davies served as a Commissioner on the City’s Traffic and Transportation Commission. She has been active in the community for many years and is a former Ambassador for the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, she was named Lion of the Year by the Laguna Niguel Lion’s Club.

Laurie was born and raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. After graduation from high school, she moved to California where she attended the California State University, Long Beach and graduated with a degree in Radio/TV/Film and a minor in Communications.

In 1988, she began a successful career in the hotel management and restaurant industry where she met her husband Neil. She launched her own company, Five Star Weddings and Events, Inc. in 1999.