My name is Lauren Johnson-Norris, and I am a small-business owner, attorney, Chair of the Irvine Community Services Commission, and mother. Throughout my life, I have devoted myself to creating positive change in my community and advocating for children and families.
I grew up in Southern California, and earned my Bachelors degree from Pitzer College in Claremont. I later traveled to New York, where I earned my law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. After graduation, I moved to Orange County to work as an attorney. I have held leadership positions on the board of a local YMCA and as President of the South Orange County Bar Association. I have volunteered with the Orange County Bar Association Mentorship Committee and have been a guest speaker at the UCI Law School.
I am the leader of my daughter's Girl Scout Troop #7500 here in Irvine. I also won a certification of recognition from the County of Orange and the Irvine Prevention Coalition for my work with children in Orange County.
I currently serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Services Commission, advising the City Council and other stakeholders regarding challenging issues within the city. While on the commission, I have advocated for addressing the city’s transportation needs, affordable housing, increased water safety, more park space and recreation, increased childcare services, a balanced budget and land conservation. I am also Chair of the Irvine Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee.
I am married to the one and only Craig Norris, an entrepreneur and US Coast Guard veteran. Together we are raising our twin girls, Riley and Chloe, our two black cats, Huey and Lexi, and a senior beagle named Randy. In my spare time I enjoy dancing, weightlifting, listening to podcasts, and discovering new restaurants and activities in Irvine to enjoy.