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MARK CHANDLER, MAYOR, was elected to the Lodi City Council in November 2014.
Mr. Chandler is a 7th generation Californian whose family history revolves around agriculture. He has a degree in Agricultural Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a graduate of the esteemed California Agricultural Leadership Program. Mark's 30+ years in California wine included his role as Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission from 1991 to 2011, where he helped expand the number of Lodi wineries tenfold. For his efforts, he was named Sunset Magazines' Wine Professional of the Year and was recently listed among the Top 100 Most Influential People in US Wine by INTOWINE.com. Mark and his wife, Jan, farm 180 acres of vineyards in the Lodi appellation, and he provides marketing services to clients across Northern California under his firm, Chandler and Company.
Voice Mail: 333-6800 x9293
E-Mail: Mark Chandler, Mayor
DOUG KUEHNE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE, was elected to the Lodi City Council in November 2014.
Mr. Kuehne ("Keen") was born in Reno, Nevada, and graduated in 1978 from Reno High School where he was active in both the Cross Country and Track teams, as well as the music program.
After managing a carpet company in Sacramento, Doug decided to go into business for himself and started his own company only a short year after moving to Lodi in 1983. He founded and owns Lodi's King's Carpet Service. At the same time Doug was engaged in running his small business, he was also active in the industry on a larger scale. From 1998 through 2007, Doug served as director for the Carpet and Fabricare Institute (CFI), as an instructor in industry certified courses, as an international board member on the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and as a business coach for start-up and owner-operator carpet cleaning companies.
In addition to running his company, Doug is active in the community, having been a member of the Kiwanis of Greater Lodi for over 20 years and serving as Vice President and President from 2004 to 2006. He has also been involved as a member on TOPP's Advisory Council and as a volunteer for the Business Leadership Summit in Stockton for 17 years.
Doug believes his experience with the Lodi Planning Commission, especially as Chairman (2006-2007) and Vice Chairman (2005-2006) makes him uniquely qualified for service on the Lodi City Council. While on the Planning Commission, he chaired and contributed to meetings on the Stockton-Lodi Greenbelt, residential and commercial development, Lodi General Plan, codes and regulations, and attended the League of California Cities.
Doug and his wife, Robbi, have five children: Ashley Tassano, Bryson Tassano, Hope Kuehne, Grace Kuehne, and Hudson Kuehne, who recently passed away.
Voice Mail: 333-6800 x9292
E-Mail: Doug Kuehne, Mayor Pro Tempore
BOB JOHNSON, COUNCIL MEMBER, was elected to the Lodi City Council in 2004, re-elected in 2008 and 2012, and has previously served as Mayor.
Born and raised in New York City, he has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from St. Bonaventure University. He served for several years in the United States Marine Corps attaining the rank of Captain. He is a Vietnam veteran. Following his military service, Mr. Johnson was employed for more than 20 years in the financial industry in a variety of sales, marketing and management positions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. More recently, he had been a self-employed real estate appraiser in the Central Valley.
Since moving to Lodi, Mr. Johnson has been an active volunteer in the community. He has served as President of the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce and was a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for 16 years. Now that he has retired, he devotes the majority of his free time to Council-related activities.
E-Mail: Bob Johnson, Council Member
JOANNE MOUNCE, COUNCIL MEMBER, was first elected to the Lodi City Council in 2004 and has since been appointed twice as Mayor. JoAnne is honored to serve the community of Lodi.
JoAnne has spent 30 years in the accounting and tax management industry. As a small business owner, she focused on business start-ups and assisted many San Joaquin County businesses untangle government compliance. For the past 10 years, she has managed Dougherty CPAs, Inc. This Stockton-based accountancy firm specializes in business taxation. JoAnne develops management systems, sells service packages, prepares complex tax returns and provides direction for future growth of the firm.
As the Council liaison, Ms. Mounce has held many positions within the League of California Cities, including the Board of Directors, two-time president of the Central Valley Division, member of Administrative Services Policy Committee, and member of the Audit Committee. JoAnne has served as 2nd and 1st Vice President, and will be appointed President of the League of California Cities in October of 2016. This will be the first time since 1952 that a Lodi Council member has been bestowed this honor. JoAnne will advocate on behalf of Lodi and the 481 cities in California, educating our State legislators on the ill-effects of their decisions on California cities and prompting positive change.
Engaged locally, JoAnne has served on the Lodi Youth Commission, the San Joaquin Council of Governments, the Lodi Improvement Committee, the Year 2000 Committee, and the City's finance committee in the early 2000's. As a third generation Lodian, she is an active volunteer with LRWF, the Lodi Historical Society, and many other community organizations.
JoAnne earned her Accounting Certificate from South Lake Tahoe Community College and her Associate in Arts Degree, with honors, from San Joaquin Delta College.
In addition to her volunteerism, JoAnne spends extensive time on continuing education related to tax and ethics courses.
Voice Mail: 333-6800 x9286
E-Mail: JoAnne Mounce, Council Member
ALAN NAKANISHI, COUNCIL MEMBER, was first elected to the Lodi City Council in November of 1998 and subsequently in November 2010, and has previously served as Mayor.
Voice Mail: 333-6800 x9288
E-Mail: Alan Nakanishi, Council Member
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