At its March 14, 2022 meeting, the ACC-OC Executive Committee honored the memory of ACC-OC Founding President Robert Ming by naming its elected leader academy “The Robert Ming Public Policy Making Academy.” Robert was known throughout the region for his collaborative leadership, mentorship of newly elected leaders, and inspiring others to seek the noble call of public service. At the Public Policy Making Academy, he taught council-ship skills to newly elected councilmembers. From 2006 to 2014, Robert served on the Laguna Niguel City Council, and served as Mayor of Laguna Niguel in 2009 and 2013.
In addition to founding ACC-OC and serving as the Founding President, Robert also chaired ACC-OC’s Pension Reform Committee, Legislative Committee, and Economic Development and Jobs Creation Committee. Beyond his mentorship and development of newly elected leaders, Robert will be remembered for his exemplary leadership in respectfully discussing different opinions to reach the optimal decision, an important attribute in public policy making.