John W. Witt

(NOTE:  This is a selective biography, written in January 2006)

Date of Birth:  8/30/1932, Los Angeles, CA

Spouse:  Lenora T. Witt  Children: John, Stephanie, William

Education:  University of Southern California, 1957-1960  Admitted to California Bar: 1961
Work:  Office of City Attorney, 1961-1996 (City Attorney 1969-1996), Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak, LLP 1997-present

Bar/other:  International Municipal Lawyers Association (President 1985-86; Trustee, 1976-87), ABA, 1967-present (House of Delegates, 1993-96, 2004; Chair, Section of State & Local Government Law, 1992-93 (Section Council 1980-84, 1985-89, 1996-2000); Division Counsel, Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division, 1991-97; ABA Standing Committee on Meetings & Travel, 1994-96); League of California Cities: Board of Directors, 1985-87; President, City Attorney’s Department, 1976-77; California District Attorneys Association (Board of Directors, 1980-82); William L. Todd, Jr., American Inn of Court, 2002-present (Board of Directors, 2005-present); Board of Directors, Episcopal Community Services of San Diego, 1967-70, 2005-present; Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, Metro Region, 1976-present (Chairman, 1985-87); Executive Board, San Diego County Council, Boy Scouts of American, 1970-81; Board of Directors, San Diego-Imperial Council, Boy Scouts of American, 2003-present; President, Point Loma Optimist Club of San Diego, 1975-76; President, Lions Club of San Diego (Host), 1990-91; Board of Trustees, Lions Welfare Foundation, 1983-87, 1990-97, 2004-present (chair, 1992-93); Board of Directors, St. Paul’s Senior Homes & Services, Inc., 1982-88, 1997-2004; Board of Directors, St. Paul’s Senior Home & Service Foundation, 2004-present; Board of Management, Armed Services YMCA, San Diego, 1998-2004; Board of Directors, San Diego Boys & Girls Foundation, 1998-204, 2005-present (President, 2001-03); Board of Trustees, San Diego Museum of Man, 2000-present; Chair, San Diego County Campaign Finance Control Commission, 2000-01; National Service to Youth Award, Boys & Girls Clubs of American, 2002; Nelson Award for Service by a Public Lawyer, ABA, 1996; Golden Achievement Award, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego, 1989; Lecturer of Distinction Award, National College of District Attorneys, 1988; Outstanding Public Service Award, International Municipal Lawyers Association, 1986; Outstanding Public Service Award, San Diego County Bar Association, 1986; Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, National Court of Honor, Boy Scouts of America, 1975