Phillip B. Tsunoda proudly served as Mayor in 2010 and Mayor Pro Tem in 2009 and 2013. Phillip was elected by voters in November 2010 and has served the residents of Aliso Viejo since the City Council appointed him to the post in May 2007.
Phillip currently works as Director of Public Policy at CalOptima. Prior to that, he worked on legislative, policy and strategic planning issues for the County of Orange Public Works Department. Phillip's past experience also includes serving as the Chief of Staff to Orange County Board of Supervisor Chris Norby. Before joining the Supervisor's staff, he served for three years as the Director of External Affairs for Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly. From 1997 to 2004, Phillip was the Manager of Government Relations for the City of Anaheim and was responsible for the external governmental affairs program for Anaheim, including serving as the City's liaison to all the levels of government, including local, regional, state and federal.
Phillip's professional background also includes serving as a policy and legislative analyst for the County of Orange Health Care Agency, staff member for Board of Supervisor Harriett Wieder as well as other similar roles. He has a wealth of experience in municipal and regional issues dealing with land-use, transportation, health care and law enforcement-related programs, policies and projects.
Phillip represents the City of Aliso Viejo on the Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County Vector Control District boards. He is the City's alternate member of the countywide Library Task Force.
Phillip's community involvement has grown throughout his over 16 years in town. He was a member of the Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) Planning Committee where he reviewed and recommended planning and development projects. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the South Coast Medical Center Foundation, where it raised monies to purchase much needed medical equipment for the South Coast Medical Center hospital. He also has served on the Aliso Viejo Little League Board of Directors for the past 5 years assisting the league in securing financial resources.
Phillip has been married for over 18 years and has two children. During his free time, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family.
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