Reception Marks Two Decades of Lake Forest Cityhood

Last night, Gary and I attended a reception to commemorate 20 years of Lake Forest as an incorporated city.  Along with neighbors, REALTORS and new friends we reminisced about old times and places in our friendly city.  Here is what The Patch had to say about the event:

Twenty years ago, Helen Wilson and Kathy Zechmeister were among those witnessing the birth of the independent city of Lake Forest at an inaugural event at Heritage Hill Historical Park.

Since then, the city has expanded to house a population of approximately 76,000, and encompasses what was once El Toro and the areas of Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch.

It’s growth hasn’t disappointed its architects, many of whom put down roots in the fledging city and have lent their assistance to coax it through its adolescent years following incorporation.

“[In 1991], we envisioned the city as it is now,” said Wilson, who served as Lake Forest’s first mayor, at a Tuesday evening reception marking its two-decade anniversary. “[Lake Forest has] surpassed our expectations.” 

At the reception, she and Zechmeister were among many reminiscing about the campaign, which began in 1990, to get voters on board with the idea of a new Orange County city in the El Toro area

Twenty years ago, Helen Wilson and Kathy Zechmeister were among those witnessing the birth of the independent city of Lake Forest at an inaugural event at Heritage Hill Historical Park.

Since then, the city has expanded to house a population of approximately 76,000, and encompasses what was once El Toro and the areas of Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch.

Read more about last night’s celebration reception: http://lakeforest-ca.patch.com/articles/reception-marks-two-decades-of-lake-forest-cityhood#photo-8758993

Here is the video I made earlier this year to give people a taste of why they would love living in Lake Forest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq-25_61t08

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