College Hospital Teacher - At Risk Youth (2015-present)
College Hospital's Youth Services program is clinically designed for children ages 13 – 17 who exhibit: Suicidal thoughts and actions, Depressive symptoms, Thought disorders, Self-abusive behavior, Oppositional defiant behavior, Substance abuse, Threatening and aggressive behavior, Delinquency or truancy related to psychiatric problems.
Costa Mesa Finance and Pension Committee - Vice Chair
Newport Mesa Community for Students - Chair
Costa Mesa Women's Club Member
Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries Member
Trellis Neighboring Initiative Committee Member
Mobile Home Advisory Committee Member
Wendy spent 10 years working with the Orange County Department of Education at Juvenile Hall schools and Orangewood.
1994 - 2002 ELECTED
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Trustee
Starfish “Dedication to Children”
2003 - 2006 APPOINTED
City of Costa Mesa Parks Commissioner
2006 - 2014 ELECTED
City of Costa Mesa City Council
2009-2010 Mayor Pro Tem
Costa Mesa Senior Center - Council Rep.
Costa Mesa Foundation - Council Rep.
Costa Mesa Historical Preservation Committee - Council Rep.
Orange County Library Board - Council Rep.
Military Affairs Team - Chairman
2007 - 2012 & 2013-2014 APPOINTED
Orange County Vector Control District Trust
"Wow what a breath of fresh air! I have kids and a park on my street it’s been so frustrating!! You have our support!"
"I'm a long time supporter of you, and I love this idea of you becoming Mayor of Costa Mesa."
"Best wishes on your campaign. You have never stopped serving our community, even on your own time. I'm looking forward to your successful Mayoral re-election!"
"I know her to be a deeply caring person of high integrity. Her years of public service make her very attuned to the obstacles within local communities, and I know she can straighten things out financially, minimizing fiscal abuse and corruption."
"How can I get a yard sign???"
"Thank you for your desire to help Costa Mesa. No matter where you fall on any particular issue or candidate, it takes a lot of courage to stand up and put yourself out there, subject to scrutiny and ridicule, for what you believe is best for our fair city. For that alone, I thank you, and appreciate your motives and action."
"Longtime resident and activist Wendy Leece is no stranger to Costa Mesa politics. She has served on the NMUSD School Board, Parks and Recreation Commission and eight years on Costa Mesa’s City Council from 2006 to 2014 becoming Mayor Pro Tem in 2010. She is now running for mayor on a platform of restoring peace and civility to the council with a strong desire to represent all the residents."
In Costa Mesa we choose our mayor. I would be honored to be chosen to serve as your mayor for two years. I have lived in Costa Mesa for almost 50 years. I’ve reared five kids in our wonderful Westside Costa Mesa. I’ve served on the NMUSD School Board, City Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Costa Mesa City Council. I was Mayor Pro Tem in 2010.
Keeping our city safe and clean, thanks to our awesome police and fire departments and City staff, is my number one priority, especially as we navigate together through COVID-19.
Fiscal responsibility is also a main priority.
I currently serve as Vice Chair of the Finance and Pension Advisory Committee. I am thrifty!
I am very familiar with our City’s financial status and challenges including the pension problems. I enjoy reading budgets and the details for each department.
Maintaining our parks, increasing recreational, biking and walking opportunities, supporting our businesses, keeping our streets clean and working with other agency officials from the school, water and sanitation districts to make our City a destination for everyone is on my “To Do List”.
I love our diversity and eclectic vibe and that is why I still live here.
What is your vision for Costa Mesa’s future? I’d love to hear from you!
You have a choice!