Lara Anderson is Dana Point’s new mayor, after being selected to the largely honorary position by her council colleagues on Monday.

Anderson was elected to the council in 2004 and re-elected in 2008, receiving the most votes in Dana Point’s history She is also the youngest council member and mayor, according to her city bio.

Anderson is the former President of the Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point and has served on the boards of local nonprofit organizations such as the Dana Point Historical Society, Lantern Village Association, and the Festival of Whales Committee. She is a USC graduate.

Anderson, who also served as mayor in 2006, follows Scott Schoeffel on the dais. Another change: In 2012, Dana Point Council meetings will move to Tuesday. They’ve been held on Mondays.

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