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Supervisor Doug Chaffee - 4th District
September 21, 2023 Volume 2 Issue 12

Event Highlights
Fourth District Kids' Fishing Derby 🐟

Last Saturday was a day of pure joy at Ralph B. Clark Park during our Fourth District Kids' Fishing Derby!

Our young anglers showed off their skills and had a blast casting their lines into the serene lake.

Highlights of the day included:

  • Exciting fishing competitions
  • Awesome prizes for our little champions
  • Tons of adorable photos
  • Family fun and bonding

We send a big shout out to OC Parks and their staff for organizing the derby with my office, our County departments and the Cities of Buena Park and Fullerton who tabled the event, Angler Chronicles and Bite on Fishing for assisting families and kids who fished, and the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) for serving up free hot dogs to the public!

To view all the photos taken at the Kids’ Fishing Derby, please click here.

Ayden was our 1st Place winner, catching a 4.80 lb catfish

In the Fourth District Community
Tour of the Cal State Fullerton Nursing Simulation Center
Team Chaffee had an incredible experience touring the Cal State Fullerton School of Nursing Simulation Center!
All Cal State Fullerton nursing students have opportunities to develop their clinical skills in the Nursing Simulation Center before participating in clinical rotations.
Each clinical room has working hospital equipment such as hospital beds, monitors and headwalls with simulated oxygen and suction to create an environment of realism for the students to learn in.
Students have the ability to talk to the dummy patients and have the patient respond. They can take vital signs and do head-to-toe assessments on the dummy patients. The dummy patients can also breathe, sweat and cry. The students can hear heart and lung sounds as well as provide intravenous therapy on these simulators.
Thank you to the Cal State Fullerton Nursing Program faculty and staff for educating us on your top tier Nursing Program!
Regional Job Fair

Our Regional Job Fair was a success thanks to the numerous enthusiastic job seekers, our over 40+ employers, Supervisor Vicente Sarmiento, the Anaheim Workforce Connection, and our OC Workforce & Economic Development Division!

We're still collecting information from job seekers and employers, but we've confirmed that 21 employers hired on the spot or scheduled interviews with candidates.

What's Happening
Prostate Cancer Community Bike Event

Reminder: Join us for our 1st Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Community Bike Event!

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Registration Begins: 8:00 a.m.

Event Begins: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Tri-City Regional Park, 2301 N Kraemer Blvd, Placentia, CA 92870

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. We are raising awareness and supporting those affected by this disease by hosting a fun, family friendly community bike ride through Tri-City Park and the City of Placentia and a resource fair with government organizations and nonprofits.

How to participate:

Register in advance of the event here and sign the online waiver form. 

Please see the flyer below for more information.

If you have any questions about the event, please call (714) 834-3440 or email


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Kindness Awards Nominations

The Orange County Fourth District Kindness Awards nomination portal will close on October 1, so nominate an exceptionally kind person for the awards!

Kindness is often defined as doing something to help another person without the expectation of receiving anything in return.

If you know anyone that works, lives, serves, and/or volunteers in the cities of Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Stanton, portions of Anaheim, and unincorporated communities in the Fourth District who have displayed exceptional kindness or community service, please nominate them.

The Fourth District Kindness Awards will honor individuals who have displayed exceptional kindness or community service in the Fourth Supervisorial District Cities on November 13, 2023, which is observed internationally as World Kindness Day.

There will be one award recipient from each City.

Please note elected officials and organizations will not be eligible to be nominated for the Fourth District Kindness Award.

Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

To nominate an individual for the Kindness Awards, please submit an application at


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Medi-Cal and CalFresh Annual Renewals

As a member of the CalOptima Health Board of Directors, I spoke with CalOptima Health CEO Michael Hunn and Orange County Social Services Agency Director An Tran at the Fullerton City Council meeting about the Medi-Cal renewal process.

CalOptima Health is Orange County’s public health insurance plan that provides Medi-Cal coverage for the most vulnerable individuals in our community.

Nearly 36% of all residents in the Fourth District or 288,000 members receive healthcare coverage through CalOptima Health.

Many of these individuals are at risk of losing their health coverage if they do not go through the renewal process when they are scheduled to.

The State is renewing all Medi-Cal beneficiaries over a 14-month period from April 1, 2023, through May 31, 2024.

The impacts of the termination of the waiver poses a serious risk to the continued health care coverage for as many as 2 to 3 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries across the State, and up to approximately 200,000 Orange County CalOptima Health members.

There is a new simple way to apply for, view and renew benefits for health coverage, food and cash assistance: replaces MyBenefitsCalWIN (MyBCW), and the MyBenefitsCalWIN Mobile App.

The website will work great on your smartphone and make it easier than ever to:

  • Apply online
  • Link your MyBenefitsCalWIN case
  • Report changes
  • Upload documents
  • See if you qualify for benefits
  • Sign up for email/text alerts
  • And more

Don’t worry – if you currently receive benefits, the switch from MyBCW to does not impact your benefits.

What do I need to know?

You can now create an account at and submit your application for benefits or link your old MyBenefitsCalWIN case to your account. The MyBenefitsCalWIN, the former benefits enrollment portal, is no longer available.

To learn more about BenefitsCal, please visit

District 4 Older Adults Needs Assessment and Resource Fair

The County of Orange is conducting the first-ever Older Adults Needs Assessment, and we want to hear from you! Tell us what's working and what's not. 

If you are 55 years and older, or caring for someone 55 years and older, please participate in the Older Adults Survey.

Results from this survey will guide the development of Orange County's Master Plan for Aging. This is why it is VERY important to make your voice heard. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete the survey and your response will have a huge impact in our community.

In addition to accessing the survey online, you can also visit us and take the survey at our District 4 Resource Fair:

Date: September 25th

Time:12pm to 2pm

Location: Brookhurst Community Center

Address: 2271 Crescent Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from various organizations, learn about important health resources and enter a raffle to win exciting prizes. 

Register here or call this number to register (949) 415-6898. 


Pet of the Week

For questions or comments regarding Supervisor Chaffee's E-Newsletter please contact the Supervisor's office staff at: (714) 834-3440 or email
In This Issue
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orange arrow In the Fourth District Community
orange arrow What's Happening
orange arrow Resources
orange arrow Pet of the Week
Al Jabbar
Chief of Staff

Jannelle Needham
Deputy Chief of Staff

Andrea Dima-Smith
Senior Policy Advisor

Jessica Guerrero
Senior Policy Advisor

Jesus Gaona Perez
Senior Policy Advisor/Field Representative

Brock Chadsey
Policy Advisor/Field Representative

Elizabeth Freyre
Policy Advisor/Field Representative

Paulette Chaffee

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