Arianna P. Barrios was appointed to the Board of Trustees in August 2011 to fill a vacancy for Trustee Area 7 (formerly District 3). During her short tenure, Barrios has served the Board as both Clerk (2012 & 2017) and President (2013). She currently serves as chairperson of the Board Communications Committee and member of the Board Fiscal/Audit Committee.
Barrios began her career working exclusively in education. She served as a substitute teacher for the Orange County Department of Education working with students at the Orangewood Children’s Home and the Orange County Juvenile Detention Center. Turning to community outreach and communications, she began her consulting business working for school districts across Southern California. She has handled high profile crisis communications for San Diego City School District and served as director of communications for the Compton Unified School District during its reorganization in the 1990’s.
Today, Trustee Barrios is the sole owner of Barrios & Associates (dba Communications LAB), a full service marketing and communications agency located in the City of Orange. Communications LAB works with a diverse array of clients serving their marketing, advertising, community outreach and strategic communications. Barrios’ success as a communicator and trusted strategist is built upon 25 years of professional experience working with education, transportation, tourism and infrastructure clients both public and private. Her professional resume also includes previous positions as western regional marketing director for Taylor Woodrow Homes, director of communications for HomeAid America, and communications director for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda.
Born and raised in the City of Orange, Barrios continues to reside in the neighborhood where she grew up and is an active member of her local community where her involvement hasn't gone unnoticed as Assemblyman Steven S. Choi named Barrios as the 68th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year for 2018. A dedicated community volunteer, Barrios served as a parent member of the Legislative Coalition, as well as the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Community Advisory Committee in the Orange Unified School District. She has also served as a past president of the YWCA Central Orange County. As a board member with the YWCA, she championed the YWCA’s Beverly’s House program that provided housing and educational opportunities for emancipated foster youth. Barrios currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of Orange Board of Directors.
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