Dorinne Lee Johnson is a 2nd-generation Asian American who grew up in Northern California and moved to Montecito in 2003. Dorinne has extensive experience with over 25 years in construction and fabrication technology. She had her own certified WBE, a “women-owned business enterprise” specializing in construction management, civil engineering, and environmental design. She earned her BFA degree from CCA in Environmental Design with an emphasis on Architectural Design and is a post-graduate alumnus of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Her award winning projects and designs range from government to corporate facilities nationwide. A partial list of her past clients includes: Caltrans, Harris Engineering and Associates, Toyota Motor USA, Northrop Grumman, Chicago Merchandize Mart, and the University of Oregon.
Public service has been a large part of Dorinne’s career. She has a strong and dedicated commitment to Montecito and has helped her community by serving on the Montecito Association Board of Directors and as their Chair of the Land Use Committee, which reviewed major infrastructure projects throughout Montecito before and after the debris flow of 2018. She was appointed by former Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Salud Carbajal, to serve on the Santa Barbara County Historic Landmarks Commission (HLAC) in 2012 and the Montecito Board of Architectural Review (MBAR) in 2014. She was appointed by the (late) Senator Roberti to serve on the California State Public Procurement Committee and was appointed by the former State Treasurer, Matt Fong, to serve on the Caltrans Minority Advisory Board for the Architects and Engineers for the State of California.
Dorinne ran for and was elected to the Montecito Sanitary District Board in 2020 because she believes in protecting our ratepayers with honesty, clear communication, and transparency; she feels it is more crucial than ever to protect, preserve and enhance our semi-rural community and maximize our natural environment and resources for our future generations of Montecito.