Name: Elizabeth Perason
Birth place: Ft. Benning, Ga.
How long have you lived in Laguna Beach? 27 years
Occupation: marketing consultant
Education: bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in marketing and minor in British literatureat– Baldwin Wallace College, Cleveland (Berea), Ohio
Previously elected or appointed positions: two-term councilwoman, three times as mayor; three-term planning commissioner
Community organizations you belong to: All in Laguna Beach: Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Assn., Laguna Live!, Festival of the Arts, Friends of the Library, Laguna Beach Taxpayer’s Assn. and the Woman’s Club. Formerly, a board member (10 years) and president of the North Laguna Community Assn. Supporter of the Community Clinic, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, the Friendship Shelter, the Laguna Relief and Resource Center, Laguna Beach Seniors, Laguna College of Art & Design.
What is the most critical issue now in Laguna Beach? The local economy, including:
a) Ensuring that our local businesses and artists not only survive, but also thrive.