Government Affairs Committee

For Orange County Public Affairs Professionals

OCBC regularly takes positions on legislation. The Government Affairs Committee provides public policy direction and oversees the Council’s state and federal legislative programs.


The Housing Committee is the driving force for OCBC’s Housing initiatives.
The Housing Committee takes action on housing and other developmental issues that have a direct impact on the business community and workforce in Orange County. It provides public policy direction to OCBC’s Board of Directors. This committee meets approximately once a quarter.


2023-24 Orange County Community Indicators Report Special Section: Housing

Since 2010, the Orange County Community Indicators Report, published by Orange County Business Council’s research team in collaboration with community partners, tracks a comprehensive range of issues important to the stability of the nation’s sixth largest county. Each year, the report features a special section examining a key topic. The 2023-24 Community Indicators Report focuses on Orange County’s housing dilemma.

2023-24 OC Community Indicators Report special section on housing

2-page summary of the special housing section

Co-Chair: Diana Kot, Schools First Federal Credit Union

Co-Vice Chairs: Steve Finnegan, Automobile Club Carrie Nocella, Disneyland Resort

OCBC Staff: TBD, Sr. Vice President, Advocacy & Government Affair [email protected]

TBD, Government Affairs Manager [email protected]

Meets: Monthly


Cathi Killian, Disneyland Resort
Diana Kot, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

OCBC Staff:

Amanda Walsh, Vice President, Government Affairs
[email protected]

George Boutros, Manager, Government Affairs
[email protected]

Josh Finlayson, Specialist, Government Affairs
[email protected]



Participation in OCBC Committees is a benefit for OCBC investors and invited guests only. To receive email invitations to Government Affairs committee meetings, contact [email protected].

For a calendar of upcoming committee meetings, click here > Committee Meetings – Orange County Business Council (


Amanda Walsh

Vice President, Government Affairs
[email protected]

George Boutros

Government Affairs Manager
[email protected]

Josh Finalyson

Government Affairs Specialist
[email protected]