Bio of County Supervisor Frank Mecham
Frank Mecham, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor
The First District Supervisor is a 5th generation resident of San Luis Obispo County and 9th generation resident of California. He is a United States Navy veteran,serving from 1966-70 on active duty and from 1970-72 as a reserve. He and his wife Deb have a combined family of six children and nine grandchildren.
The Supervisor is the great-great grandson of Joaquin Tomas Estrada, who was the original land grant holder of the famed Santa Margarita Ranch, and elected to serve on the original Board of Supervisors in 1852. His father, Frank H. Mecham was Fire Chief at Fort Hunter Liggett and his mom Alberta was a nursing assistant.
Frank served the community of Paso Robles as a member of the Parks & Recreation Board, as a Planning Commissioner, two years as a councilmember and became the first directly elected Mayor of that city in 2000. After serving four consecutive two year terms, he was elected to serve San Luis Obispo County as the Supervisor for the First District.
The Supervisor worked twenty years in the electrical contracting business and forthe seven years worked for Blakeslee & Blakeslee as a Financial Advisor. In addition to his current elected position as Supervisor, Frank has served as a Board Member for the Twin Cities Community Hospital, Paso Robles High School Technology Academy, Nacimiento
Water Commission, San Luis Obispo County Council of Governments, and spearheaded the establishment of the City of Paso Robles’ First Youth Commission.
He spearheaded the Economic Strategy Program that is being utilized Countywide in the planning for businesses and established two process improvement committees that resulted in 17 changes to improve the process for planning and permitting. Currently, he is serving on eight boards in addition to those that he sits on with the other four Supervisors.
In 2004 he was presented with the “Roblan of theYear” award by the community of Paso Robles. A published author, the Supervisor enjoys spending his spare time reading, writing, working in his yard and trying to keep up with his grandkids extracurricular activities and his dogs Jack and Jill.