Doug Chaffee was elected to the Fullerton City Council in June 2012. Prior to joining the Council, he served as Vice Chair of the Fullerton Planning Commission and past president of both the Fullerton United Way and Sunrise Rotary Club.
Active in the Fullerton community, Doug Chaffee served on the board of the North Orange County YMCA and the Advisory Board of Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service. He is a member of Friends of Jazz and the Sierra Club and was a past recipient of the Mr. YMCA award.
In addition to his public service, Doug Chaffee is a Business Attorney, practicing law for more than 40 years in downtown Fullerton.
Doug Chaffee is a graduate of Fullerton Union High School in 1961 and graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Redlands in 1965 and a JD from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1968.
He and his bride of 36 years, Paulette, have two grown sons, both raised in Fullerton.
Education: Fullerton Union High School (1961); University of Redlands (BA Economics, 1965);
Northwestern University School of Law (JD 1968).
Family: Married 37 years to Paulette. 2 sons, Marshall and Adam. Entire family attended
Fullerton’s public schools. 62 year resident of Fullerton.
Occupation: Business attorney practicing law for more than 42 years in downtown Fullerton.
Present Community Activities:
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Fullerton
Member, Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Services Advisory Committee.
Member, Friends of Jazz.
Member, Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.
Member, Board of Directors, Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum
Past Community Activities:
Vice Chair, Fullerton Planning Commission.
Fullerton Sunrise Rotary Club. Past President.
United Way of Fullerton. Past President.
United Way of Orange County. Past Director and Secretary.
Member, Board of Directors, N. Orange Co. YMCA. Past recipient of Mr. YMCA award.
Western Youth Services. Past Chair of the Board.
Member, U. of Redlands Parent’s Council and Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Member, Save The Fox Blue Ribbon Finance Committee.
Member, St. Jude Hospice Committee.
Member, Visiting Nurse Association Bioethics Committeee.
Member, Muckenthaler Cultural Center Board of Directors.
Parent Science Olympiad Coordinator at Ladera Vista Junior High (5 Years).
Peace Corps Volunteer in India.
Special Interests: Gardening, cooking, tennis and SCUBA diving.