Councilmember, City of Fountain Valley
Director Patrick Harper was elected to the Fountain Valley City Council in November of 2018 and was appointed Mayor in 2021. Orange County's City Selection Committee reappointed Harper as a city council representative to the OCTA Board of Directors in January 2023.
Director Harper, a Certified Public Accountant, has lived in Fountain Valley since 2010 and has three sons attending local middle and high schools. Harper has been a long time member of the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2014. Prior to election to the City Council, Director Harper served as member and chair of the Fountain Valley Planning Commission from 2014 to 2018.
Director Harper grew up in Northern California in Marin County and migrated to Santa Barbara in 1980, where he attended college at UC Santa Barbara and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and worked as an auditor in public accounting, as well as holding executive finance positions at various publicly traded and private companies. Since moving to Fountain Valley, Director Harper founded and operates a tax and accounting practice with his wife Hang Harper.
In addition to serving the public, Director Harper enjoys hiking with his family, scouting, and supporting his sons’ sports and academic endeavors. He is also an avid golf and tennis player and achieved tennis ranking of #1 men’s doubles player in Southern California region for the year 2000.