Council Member Margie L. Rice

Margie L. Rice

Margie L. Rice
Council Member


  • Elected Mayor November 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2010
  • Nine years as Westminster City Councilwoman
  • Twenty-five years as Director on the Board of Midway City Sanitary District
  • Seventeen years as Trustee on the Board of the Westminster School District
  • Fifty-five years as PTA volunteer

Council Representative to Outside Agencies (currently serving)

  • Director, Public Cable Television Authority
  • Liaison, Westminster Chamber of Commerce

Council Representative to Outside Agencies (previously served)

  • West Orange County Cities Group
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Alternate, Orange County Fire Authority
  • Alternate, Orange County Library Advisory Commission
  • Orange County Housing Board
  • Orange County Solid Waste Board
  • Boys and Girls Club Board
  • West Orange Water Board

Current Community Activities

  • Officer, Westminster Kiwanis, served 3 years as President, Vice President
  • Trustee, Springdale Baptist Church of Westminster
  • Board, Rose Center Foundation

Previous Community Activities

  • Westminster Historical Society - lifetime member
  • Westminster Collaborative Board
  • Westminster Hospital Guild
  • Foundation for the Arts Board of Directors
  • Served with Westminster Little League for 15 years
  • Served with Long Beach Cub Scouts for 10 years
  • Board, Westminster Foundation for Educational Excellence

Service on Westminster School District Board on Following Committees

  • Eight years on the Special Education Consortium Board
  • Textbook Studies
  • Mainstreaming Arts in the Curriculum
  • Budget
  • Career Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Enrollment
  • Ethnic Study
  • Site Improvement
  • Citizen's Advisory Committee for School Closure
  • Board Advisory Committee Alternate

State Service

  • Juvenile Task Force, appointed by State Assemblyman Chet Wray
  • State Education Advisory Committee, appointed by Assemblyman Richard Robins
  • State CASA Director, California Association Sanitation


  • Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) Advisory Board
  • League of Cities
  • League of California Cities Orange County Division Executive Steering Committee
  • League of California Cities Orange County Division Waste Management Commission


  • “Woman of the Year” for the 68th Assembly District , named by Assemblyman Ken Maddox
  • 2001 recipient of Kiwanis International Hixson Award
  • Nominated Chamber of Commerce 2001 Citizen of the Year
  • Westminster School District PTA Council Service Award and three Continuous Service Awards from different PTA’s
  • Numerous community volunteer awards
  • "Woman of the Year 2014", named by Senator Lou Correa


  • Mother of four children, grandmother of 19, great-grandmother of 23, great-great grandmother of 5 
  • Fifty-nine years, Westminster homeowner