Jan M. Flory, Esq. was appointed by the Fullerton City Council in January 2014 to serve on OCWD’s Board of Directors, beginning January 22. Director Flory was previously appointed to OCWD’s Board and served a four-year term from 1999-2002.
Director Flory has been a longtime public servant and resident of Fullerton. In November 2012, she was re-elected to the Fullerton City Council. She previously served on the Council from October 1994 through December 2002. She was also the city's Mayor in 1998-99, and Mayor Pro Tem in 1997-98 and 2001-02. Flory also served on the Fullerton’s Planning and Community Services commissions and was a former appointee to the Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency and the Sister City Association.
Director Flory is a family law attorney and has maintained her law office in Fullerton since 1986. She claims that 28 years of working with families in distress has prepared her for being on the City Council. She was admitted to the practice of law in 1986 by both the California State Bar and the U.S. Court of Appeals. She is currently a member of the Orange County and North Orange County Bar associations, as well as the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar. She was a licensed real estate broker for 15 years prior to becoming a lawyer, and she and her husband, Bill, owned and managed a new home sales business in Fullerton for more than 12 years.
Director Flory was born in New Zealand, and was brought to this country by her Kiwi mother when she was six months old to rejoin her U.S. Marine father. She grew up in Garden Grove where she still has several friends that she went to kindergarten with.
Flory and her husband Bill have been married for 48 years. They and their three-year-old twins, Mike and Rob, moved to Fullerton in 1970. All four of them are graduates of California State University, Fullerton. Flory completed her education at Western State University College of Law where she earned a juris doctorate in 1986.
Flory and her husband have three grandchildren who live close by allowing them to have close contact with the little ones.